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Yvonne Prettner Solon

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Yvonne Prettner Solon
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Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2011 - Present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
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 limitsNone
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, in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is the Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota. She was elected in 2010 on a ticket with Mark Dayton.[1] She assumed office on January 3, 2011 for a four year term expiring January 5, 2015. Solon will first come up for re-election in 2014.

Biography

Prior to her election in 2010, Solon served as a 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)

Solon ran for Lt. Governor in 2010, winning 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


On November 2, 2010, Mark Dayton/Yvonne Prettner Solon won election to the office of Governor/Lt. Governor of Minnesota. They defeated Tom Emmer/Annette Meeks (R), Tom Horner/James A. Mulder (I), Chris Wright/Edwin H. Engelmann (Grassroots), Farheen Hakeem/Dan Dittmann (Green), Ken Pentel/Erin Wallace (Ecology Democracy) and Linda S. Eno/Howard B. Hanson (Resource) in the general election.

Governor/Lt. Governor of Minnesota, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMark Dayton/Yvonne Prettner Solon 43.6% 919,232
     Republican Tom Emmer/Annette Meeks 43.2% 910,462
     Independence Tom Horner/James A. Mulder 11.9% 251,487
     Grassroots Party Chris Wright/Edwin H. Engelmann 0.4% 7,516
     Green Farheen Hakeem/Dan Dittmann 0.3% 6,188
     Ecology Democracy Party Ken Pentel/Erin Wallace 0.3% 6,180
     The Resource Party Linda S. Eno/Howard B. Hanson 0.2% 4,092
     Write-In Various 0.1% 1,864
Total Votes 2,107,021
Election Results Via: Minnesota Secretary of State

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

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Personal

Yvonne is widowed with two children and resides in Duluth, Minnesota.[3]

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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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