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Yvonne Prettner Solon
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Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2011 - Present
Years in position 3
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorCarol Molnau (R)
Compensation
Base salary$78,197
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 2014
Campaign $$5,951,592
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Minnesota State Senate District 7
2002 - 2011
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Minnesota, Duluth (1979)
Master'sUniversity of Minnesota, Duluth (1981)
Personal
BirthdayFebruary 3, 1946
Place of birthMinneapolis, Minnesota
ProfessionPsychologist
ReligionGreek Orthodox
Websites
Office website
Yvonne Prettner Solon (b. February 3, 1946) is the Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota. She was elected in 2010 on a ticket with Mark Dayton.[1]

Biography

Prior to her election in 2010, Solon served as member of the Minnesota State Senate. She was first elected to that position in a special election in 2002, serving until 2011. Before becoming a Senator, Solon was a Councilwoman and President of the Duluth City Council from 1988 to 2000. [2][3]

Education

  • 1981: MA, Psychology, University of Minnesota, Duluth
  • 1979: BA, Psychology and Social Development, University of Minnesota, Duluth[2]

Political career

Lieutenant Governor (2011-Present)

She ran for Lt. Governor in 2010 on a ticket with Mark Dayton.[4][2][3]

Minnesota State Senate (2002-2011)

Solon served as member of the Minnesota State Senate. She was first elected to that position in a special election in 2002, serving until 2011. [2][3] Solon represented Minnesota Senate District 7, which included the City of Duluth.[5]

Committee assignments

Prior to leaving the senate, Solon was a member of these committees:

Duluth City Council (1988-2000)

Before becoming a Senator, Solon was a Councilwoman and President of the Duluth City Council from 1988 to 2000. [2][3]

Elections

2010

See also: Minnesota lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2010 and Lieutenant Governor elections, 2010

Solon ran successfully for Lt. Governor in 2010. She faced Annette Meeks (R), Dan Dittmann (G), James Mulder (I), Howard Hanson (Resource Party), Erin Wallace (Ecology Democracy Party) and Edwin Engelmann (Grassroots Party) in the general election on November 2, 2010.

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2006

On November 7, 2006, Solon won re-election to the 7th District Seat in the Minnesota State Senate, defeating Steve Khalar (R).[7]

Minnesota State Senate, District 7 (2006)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Yvonne Prettner Solon (DFL) 21,861 74.93%
Steve Khalar (R) 7,243 24.83%
Write-In 71 0.24%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Solon is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Solon raised a total of $5,951,592 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 12, 2013.[8][9]

Yvonne Prettner Solon's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota* Not up for election $440,328
2010 Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota* Won $5,377,917
2008 Minnesota State Senate District 7 Not up for election $19,690
2006 Minnesota State Senate District 7 Won $51,671
2004 Minnesota State Senate District 7 Not up for election $17,630
2002 Minnesota State Senate District 7 Won $44,356
Grand Total Raised $5,951,592
*These funds represent a join-ticket with Governor Mark Dayton.

2010

Ballotpedia collects information on campaign donors for each year in which a candidate or incumbent is running for election. The following table offers a breakdown of Yvonne Solon's donors each year.[10] Click [show] for more information.



Personal

Yvonne is widowed with two children and resides in Duluth, Minnesota.

Recent news

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Minnesota State Senate District 7
2002–2011
Succeeded by
Roger Reinert (D)
Preceded by
Carol Molnau (R)
Minnesota Lieutenant Governor
2011-present
Succeeded by
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