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Jim Newberger

Jim Newberger

American politician
Jim Newberger
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro American politician
Is Politician
From United States of America
Type Politics
Gender male
Birth 6 March 1964
Age: 56 years
Star sign PiscesPisces
Politics Republican Party of Minnesota
Education
St. Cloud State University
The details

Biography

James Newberger (born March 6, 1964) is an American politician who served as a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives from 2013 to 2019. A member of the Republican Party, he represented District 15B in the state's central part. He was the Republican nominee for the United States Senate in 2018, losing to incumbent Democrat Amy Klobuchar.

Education

Newberger attended St. Cloud State University, graduating with a B.A. in political science and mass communications.

Minnesota House of Representatives

Newberger was elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2012. He served three terms from 2013 to 2016 and served on the Jobs and Energy (Vice Chair), Environment and Natural Resources, Civil Law, Transportation Policy and Public Safety committees.

On September 10, 2018, Newberger was riding on a trailer/float in the Carver County parade as a candidate for the U.S. Senate. The tractor pulling the float malfunctioned, causing MN Secretary of State Candidate John Howe to be thrown to the pavement. Howe's campaign manager, Tim Droogsma, also fell off the tractor and was run over by the 2,800-pound trailer. Both men suffered injuries. Newberger, a retired paramedic, immediately responded and rendered aid to Howe and Droogsma until ambulances could arrive.

On January 23, 2017, Newberger immediately responded when Governor Mark Dayton collapsed during the State of the State Address. Newberger and Representative Jeff Backer rendered aid to Dayton.

Newberger was reprimanded by a judge for writing to encourage reconsideration of a judgment (worth roughly $250,000) against a donor to Newberger. Newberger defended his action as advocating for his constituents but said he would not act in a similar manner again. Minnesota judges may not consider communications made to them regarding cases without the presence and knowledge of both lawyers.

Electoral history

Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Newberger (Incumbent) 14,949 68.88
Democratic–Farmer–Labor Thomas Pauley 6,732 31.02
Other Write-ins 22 0.10
Total votes 21,703 100
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Newberger (Incumbent) 9,166 63.93
Democratic–Farmer–Labor Brian Johnson 5,154 35.95
Other Write-ins 17 0.12
Total votes 14,337 100
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Newberger 11,414 57.77
Democratic–Farmer–Labor Brian Johnson 8,316 42.09
Other Write-ins 26 0.13
Total votes 19,756 100
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Newberger 940,437 36.21%
Democratic–Farmer–Labor Amy Klobuchar (Incumbent) 1,566,174 60.31%

Personal life

Newberger is married to Michele Newberger. They have three daughters and reside in Becker, Minnesota.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 01 Jul 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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http://www.leg.state.mn.us/legdb/fulldetail.aspx?ID=15408
https://www.twincities.com/2016/01/07/minnesota-legislator-reprimanded-for-intervening-in-judgment/
https://electionresults.sos.state.mn.us/Results/StateRepresentative/100?districttype=LG
https://electionresults.sos.state.mn.us/Results/StateRepresentative/20?districttype=LG
https://electionresults.sos.state.mn.us/Results/StateRepresentative/1?districttype=LG
http://www.jimforminnesota.com/about.html
https://www.leg.state.mn.us/legdb/fulldetail?ID=15408
https://www.leg.state.mn.us/legdb/
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