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Tom Saxhaug
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Minnesota State Senate, District 5
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
Education
Bachelor'sSaint Olaf College
Personal
BirthdayFebruary 22, 1948
ProfessionInsurance Agent (retired)
ReligionPresbyterian
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Tom Saxhaug (b. February 22, 1948) is a Democratic-Farmer-Labor member of the Minnesota State Senate, representing District 5. He was first elected to the chamber in 2002. Saxhaug began serving as a Majority Whip in the 2013 legislative sesison.

Saxhaug served as a Grand Rapids City Councilman from 1994 to 1996 and a member of the Itasca County Board of Commissioners from 1996 to 2002.

Biography

Saxhaug earned his bachelor's degree from St. Olaf College. His professional experience includes working as an insurance agent.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013
Finance

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Election history

2012

See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2012

Saxhaug won election for the 5th District seat in 2012 after redistricting. He defeated Laverne H. Pederson in the August 14 primary and defeated incumbent John Carlson (R) in the November 6 general election.[1]

Minnesota State Senate, District 5, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTom Saxhaug Incumbent 52.4% 21,301
     Republican John Carlson Incumbent 47.6% 19,362
Total Votes 40,663
Minnesota State Senate, District 5 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTom Saxhaug Incumbent 72.4% 3,981
Laverne H. Pederson 27.6% 1,518
Total Votes 5,499

2010

See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2010

Saxhaug won re-election to the 3rd District Seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. Dan McGuire ran for the seat on the Republican ticket. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.

Minnesota State Senate, District 3 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Tom Saxhaug (DFL) 18269 57.76%
Dan McGuire (R) 13320 42.11%
Write-In 41 0.13%

2006

See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2006

On November 7, 2006, Saxhaug won re-election to the 3rd District Seat in the Minnesota State Senate, defeating Ted Lovdahl (R).[2]

Minnesota State Senate, District 3 (2006)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Tom Saxhaug (DFL) 21,226 65.05%
Ted Lovdahl (R) 11,351 34.79%
Write-In 52 0.16%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Saxhaug is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Saxhaug raised a total of $201,037 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 27, 2013.[3]

Tom Saxhaug's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Minnesota State Senate, District 5 Won $49,572
2010 Minnesota State Senate, District 3 Won $35,564
2008 Minnesota State Senate, District 3 Not up for election $16,038
2006 Minnesota State Senate, District 3 Won $40,554
2004 Minnesota State Senate, District 3 Not up for election $13,210
2002 Minnesota State Senate, District 3 Won $46,099
Grand Total Raised $201,037

2012

Saxhaug won re-election to the Minnesota State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Saxhaug raised a total of $49,572.
Minnesota State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Tom Saxhaug's campaign in 2012
Public Fund$8,299
5th Senate District DFL New$3,000
Cass County DFL$900
Education Minnesota$500
IFO PAC Fund$500
Total Raised in 2012$49,572
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Saxhaug won re-election to the Minnesota State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Saxhaug raised a total of $35,564.

2008

Saxhaug was not up for election to the Minnesota State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Saxhaug raised a total of $16,038.

2006

Saxhaug was not up for election to the Minnesota State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Saxhaug raised a total of $40,554.

2004

Saxhaug was not up for election to the Minnesota State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Saxhaug raised a total of $13,210.

2002

Saxhaug won election to the Minnesota State Senate in 2002. During that election cycle, Saxhaug raised a total of $46,099.

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]

2012

Saxhaug received a score of 0% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 58th out of all 67 Minnesota State Senate members.[5]

2011

Saxhaug received a score of 15% in the 2011 scorecard, ranking 41st out of all 67 Minnesota State Senate members.[6]

Personal

Saxhaug and his wife, Nancy, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
David Tomassoni (DFL)
Minnesota State Senate District 5
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Minnesota State Senate District 3
2003–2013
Succeeded by
Thomas Bakk (DFL)