Monday, April 22, 2013
The meeting will be co-hosted by State Rep. Sandra Masin in the Eagan city council chambers.
District 51 Sen. Jim Carlson (DFL) will be holding a town hall meeting in Eagan's city council chambers on Wednesday along with District 51A Rep. Sandra Masin (DFL). Carlson and Masin will update their constituents on the the 2013 session before taking questions. The event will run from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the city council chambers in Eagan's City Hall.
Friday, February 8, 2013
Eagan resident Paul Hoffinger supports the efforts of Representatives Sandra Masin and Laurie Halverson to implement health care reform.
Friday, February 8
Follow Eagan Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter | Blog for us Dear Eagan Patch: In a recent letter the Minnesota House Minority Leader and the Assistant Minority Leader made some unfortunate accusations rather than give thoughtful criticism. Their emotional statements are a disappointing contrast to earlier indications by the Minority Leader he would work with folks across the aisle. Representatives Sandra Masin and Laurie Halverson of Burnsville and Eagan have begun to address a health care system that doesn't reach many of those who most need it. The needs of public health require that we take precautions that can save industries years of lost employee time, and ensure a healthy populace which …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Eagan's legislative elections have already wrapped up, but Eagan Patch has a precinct-by-precinct breakdown of the Senate District 51 race between Jim Carlson and Ted Daley.
Follow Eagan Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter | Blog for us What to find out where all of DFLer Jim Carlson's votes came from, or which Senate District 51 precincts stayed red in the 2012 election? What about the candidate's results in the new Burnsville precincts? Here's a precinct-by-precinct breakdown of the voting results from all three of Eagan's Tuesday night legislative elections, courtesy of the Minnesota Secretary of State.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
At least two Eagan candidate, Democrats Jim Carlson and Laurie Halverson, declared victory early Wednesday morning. Voting results indicate that Democrats took all three Eagan legislative seats.
Follow Eagan Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter | Blog for us UPDATED: 9 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 7: Just two years after Republicans were swept into Eagan's three legislative seats on a wave of Tea Party sentiment, Democrats appear to have reversed the tide, according to state election results posted early Wednesday morning. At least two Eagan politicians, Senate District 51 candidate Jim Carlson (DFL) and House District 51B candidate Laurie Halverson (DFL), publicly declared victory early Wednesday morning. In House District 51A, challenger Sandy Masin (DFL) also defeated incumbent Diane Anderson (R), according to posted results. Click here for unofficial voting results for Eagan's local races from the…
Monday, November 5, 2012
Check out the campaign finance reports for local Eagan candidates.
Follow Eagan Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter | Blog for us Election season is nearly done and Eagan's legislative candidates have released the finance reports due last week to the state's Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board. Some candidates have raised tens of thousands of dollars during the election cycle. With Election Day only hours away, some candidates still have sizable amounts of cash on hand. Here's a look at the pre-election totals through Oct. 22 for candidates for Senate District 51 and House Districts 51A and 51B. To view the full campaign finance reports, click on the PDFs attached to this article. Special notes: *—Denotes incumbent candidate
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Four House District 51A and 51B candidates traded blows during an hour-long forum hosted by the Eagan Rotary Club on Thursday.
Follow Eagan Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter | Blog for us Less than a week before the general election on Nov. 6, four House District 51A and 51B candidates delved into controversial territory during a political forum hosted by the Eagan Rotary Club. Partway through the hour-long event, moderator and Rotary Club member Dave Keller each candidate to describe their stances on both the marriage and Voter ID amendments. Keller's questions prompted strong, at times personal responses from District 51A candidates Rep. Diane Anderson (R) and Sandy Masin (DFL) and District 51B candidates Laurie Halverson (DFL) and Rep. Doug Wardlow (R). "This is about real families, and this is about families who …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Nancy Hall supports DFLers Sandra Masin and Jim Carlson in their campaigns for election this year.
Follow Eagan Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter | Blog for us To the editor: I’m tired of all these false, negative mailers we’ve gotten accusing candidates of wasteful spending in previous terms of office and other phony attempts meant to discredit. Republican incumbents promised a budget for “living within our means”; instead we got a budget that borrows billions from our schools, protects tax loopholes for big corporations, and puts the budget deficit on a credit card. They are offering more of the same if re-elected. They have shown no interest in helping middle-income people. Jim Carlson has been a champion for funding for our schools that will let all our kids develop their full potential. …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
To help voters learn more about local political candidates in advance of the general election, Eagan Patch asked all of the candidates about their views and accomplishments.
Follow Eagan Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter | Blog for us School funding, state spending, job creation. Those are just a few of the issues that will drive voters to the polls on Nov. 6 to vote for their preferred candidate in local and state races. To help voters learn more about Eagan City Council, House District 51A, House District 51B and Senate District 51 candidates, Eagan Patch asked all candidates to submit their responses to a set of questions regarding their views and accomplishments. Each candidate was limited to a 200-word response per question. We will publish their responses in installments leading up to Election Day. For ongoing political coverage, check out our 2012 Election Guide. …
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
The forum, scheduled for 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 26, is open to the public.
Follow Eagan Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter A handful of local political candidates are expected to make an appearance at a Wednesday evening candidate forum hosted by the Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce and Rasmussen College in Eagan. The forum, scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 26, will be held at Rasmussen College in Eagan. The forum is open to the public. Candidates invited to attend include Jim Carlson (DFL), Sen. Ted Daley (R), Rep. Diane Anderson (R), Sandra Masin (DFL), Laurie Halverson (DFL) and Rep. Doug Wardlow (R). As part of the forum, the attending candidates will have two minutes to make opening comments, and then one minute to answer each of a series of …
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
The forum is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 19 at Wescott Library in Eagan.
Follow Eagan Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter | Blog for us Editor's Note: The following is a press release from the Minnesota DFL House Caucus. With the new school year underway, DFL legislators and candidates will host an education forum on Wednesday, Sept. 19 to discuss the state of education in south metro schools. At the forum, state representatives and DFL candidates will talk about the state budget and its real impact on south metro schoolsover the past two years. In 2011, the state legislature voted to borrow over $2 billion from Minnesota schools with no plan topay them back. Local teachers and administrators from south metro schools will join the candidates to discuss what impact theyare …