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Thomas Bakk
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Minnesota State Senate, District 3
Incumbent
In office
2003 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2017
Years in position 11
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$31,140.90/year
Per diem$96/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 5, 2002
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Minnesota House of Representatives
1995 - 2003
Education
Associate'sMesabi Community College
Bachelor'sUniversity of Minnesota-Duluth
Personal
BirthdayJune 8, 1954
ProfessionLabor Representative
ReligionLutheran
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Thomas M. Bakk (b. June 8, 1954) is a Democratic-Farmer-Labor member of the Minnesota State Senate, representing District 3. He was first elected to the chamber in 2002. Bakk began serving as Minority Leader in the 2013 legislative session.

Bakk served in the Minnesota House of Representatives from 1995 to 2003.

Biography

Bakk earned his associate's degree from Mesabi Community College and his bachelor's degree in Labor Relations from the University of Minnesota Duluth.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013
Rules and Administration, Chair
Taxes

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Election history

2012

See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2012

Bakk won re-election to the 6th District seat in 2012. He was unopposed in the August 14 primary and defeated Jennifer Havlick (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1]

Minnesota State Senate, District 3, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngThomas Bakk Incumbent 64.7% 28,427
     Republican Jennifer Havlick 35.3% 15,509
Total Votes 43,936

2010

See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2010

Bakk won re-election to the 6th District Seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. Jennifer Havlick ran for the seat on the Republican ticket. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.

Minnesota State Senate, District 6 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Thomas Bakk (DFL) 21728 62.94%
Jennifer Havlick (R) 12742 36.91%
Write-In 54 0.16%

2006

On November 7, 2006, Bakk won re-election to the 6th District Seat in the Minnesota State Senate, defeating Jennifer Havlick (R).[2]

Minnesota State Senate, District 6 (2006)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Thomas Bakk (DFL) 25,275 71.33%
Jennifer Havlick (R) 10,065 28.41%
Write-In 93 0.26%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Bakk is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Bakk raised a total of $445,123 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 26, 2013.[3]

Thomas Bakk's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Minnesota State Senate, District 3 Won $77,860
2010 Minnesota State Senate, District 6 Won $63,260
2008 Minnesota State Senate, District 6 Not up for election $39,648
2006 Minnesota State Senate, District 6 Won $76,155
2004 Minnesota State Senate, District 6 Not up for election $38,213
2002 Minnesota State Senate, District 6 Won $82,090
2000 Minnesota State House, District 6A Won $19,788
1998 Minnesota State House, District 6A Won $18,638
1996 Minnesota State House, District 6A Won $29,471
Grand Total Raised $445,123

2012

Bakk won re-election to the Minnesota State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Bakk raised a total of $77,860.
Minnesota State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Thomas Bakk's campaign in 2012
Public Fund$10,655
Senate District 3 DFL$5,000
6th Senate District Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party$1,000
Pipe Fitters Local #539$500
Minneapolis Retirement Association$500
Total Raised in 2012$77,860
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Bakk won re-election to the Minnesota State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Bakk raised a total of $63,260.

2008

Bakk was not up for election to the Minnesota State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Bakk raised a total of $39,648.

2006

Bakk won re-election to the Minnesota State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Bakk raised a total of $76,155.

2004

Bakk was not up for election to the Minnesota State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Bakk raised a total of $38,213.

2002

Bakk won election to the Minnesota State Senate in 2002. During that election cycle, Bakk raised a total of $82,090.

2000

Bakk won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Bakk raised a total of $19,788.

1998

Bakk won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 1998. During that election cycle, Bakk raised a total of $18,638.

1996

Bakk won election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 1996. During that election cycle, Bakk raised a total of $29,471.

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."[4]

2013

Bakk received a score of 0% in the 2013 scorecard, ranking 67th out of all 67 Minnesota State Senate members.[5]

2012

Bakk received a score of 0% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 67th out of all 67 Minnesota State Senate members.[6]

2011

Bakk received a score of 0% in the 2011 scorecard, ranking 59th out of all 67 Minnesota State Senate members.[7]

Personal

Bakk and his wife, Lori, have four children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Tom Saxhaug (DFL)
Minnesota State Senate District 3
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Minnesota State Senate District 6
2003–2013
Succeeded by
David Tomassoni (DFL)