Tarryl Clark

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Tarryl Clark
Candidate for
U.S. House, Minnesota, District 8
Prior offices
Minnesota State Senate
Bachelor'sDrake University
Master'sArizona State University
Date of birthJuly 31, 1961
ProfessionLegal Consultant
Campaign website
Tarryl Clark (b. July 31, 1961) was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House representing the 8th Congressional District of Minnesota.
Tarryl Clark for Congress Campaign Logo.


Clark graduated with her Bachelor's degree from Drake University in 1983 and also later graduated from Arizona State with her Master's in Counseling in 1986 and her Juris Doctor degree from William Mitchell Law in 1992. Before being a Senator, Clark was a former Attorney and social worker and works as a Legal Consultant when the legislature is not in session. Clark was a 2004 Superdelegate at the Democratic National Convention.

Clark was a Democratic Farmer-Labor member of the Minnesota State Senate. She won a special election in 2005, and was re-elected in November of 2006, with her term expiring in 2010. She chose not to run for re-election in 2010. She served as the Assistant Majority Leader.

Committee assignments

Prior to leaving the Minnesota State Senate, Clark was a member of these committees:



See also: Minnesota's 8th Congressional District elections, 2012

Clark ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Minnesota's 8th District. She was defeated by Rick Nolan in the Democratic primary.[2]


Clark chose not to run in the 2010 election.


On November 7, 2006, Clark won re-election to the 15th District Seat in the Minnesota State Senate, defeating Jeff Johnson (R).[3]

Minnesota State Senate, District 15 (2006)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Tarryl Clark (DFL) 15,581 56.30%
Jeff Johnson (R) 12,060 43.58%
Write-In 35 0.13%

Campaign donors


Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2012 elections season. Below are Clark's reports.[4]

Tarryl Clark (2012) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[5]March 31, 2012$275,377.12$320,970.54$(178,081.18)$418,266.48
July Quarterly[6]June 30, 2012$418,266.48$232,153.24$(391,362.17)$259,057.55
Running totals

In 2006, Clark collected $93,441 in donations.[7]

Her five largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Public Fund $11,189
15th Senate District DFL $4,492
Friends of DFL Women $500
Minnesota State Council Service Employees $500
Carpenters Local 1644 $500

District 15

Clark represented Minnesota Senate District 15. District 15 includes the Southern St. Cloud region[8].


Tarryl is married to Doug Clark. The have two children and reside in St. Cloud, Minnesota.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Minnesota State Senate District 15
Succeeded by
John Pederson (R)

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