|Minnesota State Senate, District 44|
|2005 - present|
|January 3, 2017|
|Years in position||9|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 22, 2005|
|Next general||November 8, 2016|
|Birthday||August 1, 1957|
|Profession||VP, Marketing (retired)|
Bonoff earned her bachelor's degree from Clark University in 1979 with her bachelor's degree. Now retired, her professional experience includes working as a marketing professional.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Bonoff served on the following committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Higher Education and Workforce Development, Chair|
|• Jobs, Agriculture and Rural Development|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Bonoff served on the following committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Commerce and Consumer Protection|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Bonoff served on the following committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Business, Industry and Jobs|
Bonoff's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
Jobs and the Economy
- Excerpt: "Senator Bonoff is taking aggressive steps to reform the tax code. Expanding the base of the sales tax and removing unfair tax loopholes can help improve the tax climate for businesses while protecting homeowners and ensuring a stable revenue stream moving forward."
- Excerpt: "Crafting a world-class education system requires a comprehensive approach, beginning with our youngest learners and continuing through high school and post-secondary education."
Reforming the Business of Government
- Excerpt: "In facing our ongoing budget challenges and changing demographics, one thing becomes clear. We must learn to do more, and better, with less. As more and more Minnesotans enter retirement age and leave the workforce, revenues are projected to decline just as demand increases for state services. This presents a challenge to our state that we can and must overcome."
Balancing the Budget
- Excerpt: "I believe we should be employing a zero based budgeting process to identify areas of excellence, redundance and waste."
Energy and the Environment
- Excerpt: "Our energy policy must reflect a balanced and thoughtful approach that protects our planet, makes energy affordable and accessible and allows us to have energy security and independence."
- See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2012
Bonoff won election in District 44 in 2012 due to redistricting. She was unopposed in the August 14 Democratic primary and defeated David Gaither (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Minnesota State Senate, District 44, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Terri Bonoff Incumbent||55.9%||27,203|
- See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2010
|Minnesota State Senate, District 43 (2010)|
|Terri Bonoff (DFL)||18271||51.74%|
|Norann Dillon (R)||17018||48.19%|
|Minnesota State Senate, District 43 (2006)|
|Terri Bonoff (DFL)||19,159||51.93%|
|Judy Johnson (R)||17,697||47.96%|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, Bonoff received $77,516 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Minnesota State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Terri Bonoff's campaign in 2010|
|43rd Senate District Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party||$2,700|
|6th Senate District Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party||$1,000|
|39th Senate District Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party||$750|
|Keetley, Joan C||$500|
|Total Raised in 2010||$77,516|
In 2006, Bonoff collected $73,085 in donations.
Her five largest contributors in 2006 were:
|43rd Senate District DFL||$2,500|
|Minnesota DFL Party||$1,353|
|Lockridge Grindal Nauen & Holstein||$650|
|Minnesota Women's Campaign Fund||$500|
Bonoff and her husband, Matthew Knopf, have four children.
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- Office website
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2010, 2008, 2006
- Minnesota Public Radio Votetracker profile
- Terri Bonoff on Facebook
- Terri Bonoff on Twitter
- Terri Bonoff on YouTube
- "terribonoff," Official Campaign Website
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "2012 State General Election Candidate Filings," retrieved June 12, 2012.
- Minnesota Secretary of State, Official 2012 Primary Results
- Minnesota Secretary of State - 2006 General Election Results
- Follow the Money - 2010 contributions
- 2006 contributions to Terri Bonoff
Ron Latz (DFL)
|Minnesota State Senate District 44
| Succeeded by|
|Minnesota State Senate District 43
| Succeeded by|
Charles Wiger (DFL)