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Kent Eken

Democratic-Farmer-Labor — Senator — District 4
Available Terms:
  • 2009-2010
  • 2011-2012
  • 2013-2014
  • 2015-2016

Kent Eken represents Senate District 4 in the Minnesota Senate, is a member of six committees, and is the primary sponsor of 482 bills.

2002 9800.0
2004 -1400.0
2006 6325.0
2008 5250.0
2010 5950.0

For detailed campaign finance information visit Influence Explorer. Figures via the National Institute on Money in State Politics.

  • Capitol Office:

    Capitol
    75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
    Room 303
    St. Paul, MN 55155-1606
  • sen.kent.eken@senate.mn

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News and Blog Coverage

Rural Task Force Members Unified on Workforce Development Bill

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The bi-partisan centerpiece legislation from the Senate Rural Task Force is now supported by both parties in the House of Representatives as well. The legislation invests in rural career counseling coordinators to advise youth of employment and education opportunities. The bill has already passed out of ...

Why Minnesota lawmakers are already thinking about 2020

It wasn’t until a couple months before Election Day in 2012 that Kent Eken knew for certain his seat in the Minnesota House had been annihilated in the redistricting process. The once-a-decade process of redrawing state political maps technically kicks off after each year ending in zero, when the federal ...

Why lawmakers want to fundamentally change how the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency does business

Creative Commons/Ann At the center of it all are two controversial water regulations set by the PCA: the state’s new phosphorus standard for rivers and a looming decision on sulfate levels in water to protect wild rice crops. If there were a contest to name the least popular state department ...

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Committee Membership

Sponsored Bills

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  • SF 2179

    Library construction grants bond issue and appropriation

  • SF 2180

    Behavior analysts and assistant behavior analysts licensing requirements establishment; behavior analyst advisory council creation

  • SF 2142

    Commercial poultry farmers disaster recovery loan program expansion and avian influenza response activities appropriations

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  • SF 2139

    Housing infrastructure bonds to finance low-income senior housing bond issue and appropriation

  • SF 2102

    Crookston regional charitable food distribution, warehouse, and office facility grant bond issue and appropriation

  • SF 2088

    Minnesota management and budget (MMB) state spending estimates inflation inclusion

Recent Votes

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HF 2958

Wardlow motion - Refuse to Adopt

Legislator Vote: No

•••Yes: 5441.0
•••No: 7758.0
•••Other: 00.0
HF 2958

Wardlow motion - Refuse to Adopt

Legislator Vote: No

•••Yes: 5441.0
•••No: 7758.0
•••Other: 00.0
HF 247

Davnie motion - Refuse to Adopt

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 5844.0
•••No: 7255.0
•••Other: 00.0
HF 247

Davnie motion - Refuse to Adopt

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 5844.0
•••No: 7255.0
•••Other: 00.0
HF 2958

Repassage

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 7154.0
•••No: 6045.0
•••Other: 00.0
HF 2958

Repassage

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 7154.0
•••No: 6045.0
•••Other: 00.0
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Sources

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