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Tara Mack
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Minnesota House of Representatives, District 57A
Incumbent
In office
2009 - present
Term ends
January 6, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Assistant Minority Leader, Minnesota House of Representatives
2013 - present
Compensation
Base salary$31,140.90/year
Per diem$66/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 4, 2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Tara Mack is a Republican member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 57A. She was first elected to the chamber in 2008. In the 2013 legislative session, Mack served as an Assistant Minority Leader.

Biography

Mack earned her B.S. in Political Science and Global Studies from the University of Minnesota. Her professional experience includes working as a legislative assistant.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Mack served on the following committees:

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013
Ethics
Health and Human Services Finance
Health and Human Services Policy
Taxes

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Mack served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Mack served on the following committees:


Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Mack's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

Healthcare

  • Excerpt: "It is important to preserve Minnesotans’ freedom to make the best decisions for their lives. We should work for sustainable reform in the health care industry that balances cost, access and quality of care."

Jobs

  • Excerpt: "As America continues to struggle to find a sustainable solution to the recent economic fallout, we must work for real job growth in Minnesota. I believe the key to creating jobs is to promote a climate that supports businesses. In Order to do this we must eliminate overbearing taxes."

K-12 Education

  • Excerpt: "Keeping our tradition of excellent education strong requires a combination of approaches. These include innovating,raising standards, prioritizing funding and supporting the roles of parents and teachers."

Elections

2014

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Minnesota House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 12, 2014, and a general election took place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 3, 2014. Bruce Folken was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Tara Mack was unopposed in the Republican primary. Mack defeated Folken in the general election.[3][4]

2012

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Mack won re-election in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 57A. She was unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14 and defeated Roberta Gibbons (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[5]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 57A, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTara Mack Incumbent 53.5% 11,420
     Democratic Roberta Gibbons 46.5% 9,941
Total Votes 21,361

2010

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2010

Mack won re-election to the District 37A seat in 2010. She had no primary opposition. She defeated Derrick Lindstrom (DFL) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[6]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 37A (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Derrick Lindstrom (DFL) 6,301 39.41%
Green check mark transparent.png Tara Mack (R) 9,675 60.51%
Write-In 14 0.09%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Mack won election to the District 37A Seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives, defeating Shelly Madore. [7]

Mack raised $47,364 for her campaign.[8]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 37A (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Tara Mack (R) 11,666 52.23%
Shelly Madore (DFL) 10,633 47.61%
Write-In 36 0.16%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Mack is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Mack raised a total of $107,064 during that time period. This information was last updated on December 13, 2013.[9]

Tara Mack's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Minnesota House, District 57A Won $23,289
2010 Minnesota House, District 37A Won $36,411
2008 Minnesota House, District 37A Won $47,364
Grand Total Raised $107,064

2012

Mack won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Mack raised a total of $23,289.
Minnesota House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Tara Mack's campaign in 2012
Public Fund$3,749
SD57$1,000
Ray Cox for Senate Terminating Committee$500
Minnesota Bankers Association$250
Leonard Street & Deinard$250
Total Raised in 2012$23,289
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Mack received $36,411 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed below.[10]

Minnesota House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Tara Mack's campaign in 2010
Public Fund$5,558
Cummins, Robert & Joan$500
Haselow, Robert E & Justine$500
37th Senate District Republican Party$500
Willis, Lindsay$500
Total Raised in 2010 $36,411

2008

Listed below are the three largest contributors to Tara Mack's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Public Fund $7,400
Michael & Barbara Wigley $1,000
Robert & Joan Cummins $1,000

Scorecards

Taxpayers League of Minnesota

The Taxpayers League of Minnesota, a Minnesota-based taxpayer advocacy organization, releases a legislative scorecard for the Minnesota House of Representatives and Minnesota State Senate once a year. The scorecard gives each legislator a score based on how they voted in the prior legislative term on tax issues and “their efforts to balance the state budget without a tax increase.” The organization also compiles a legislator’s individual "Lifetime Score."[11]

2013

Mack received a score of 92% in the 2013 scorecard, ranking 17th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[12]

2012

Mack received a score of 100% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 7th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[13]

2011

Mack received a score of 77% in the 2011 scorecard, ranking 39th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members. [14]

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Political offices
Preceded by
John Kriesel (R)
Minnesota House of Representatives District 57A
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Minnesota State House District 37A
2009–2013
Succeeded by
Jerry Newton (DFL)