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Bobby Joe Champion

Democratic-Farmer-Labor — Senator — District 59
Available Terms:
  • 2009-2010
  • 2011-2012
  • 2013-2014

Bobby Joe Champion represents Senate District 59 in the Minnesota Senate, is a member of seven committees, and is the primary sponsor of 381 bills.

2008 11073.56
2010 5015.13

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

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News and Blog Coverage

Dialogue now focused on how best to strengthen, not eliminate, state ethnic councils

As previously reported in the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder , the legislative audit of the Minnesota councils of color created quite a stir, containing criticisms of the councils as well as the governor’s office and the legislature for lack of oversight and guidance. The audit suggested four options for improving the operations ...

Pro-stadium politicians bask in Minnesota's Super Bowl win

It was a super day for a handful of Minnesota politicians who a couple of years ago received considerable wrath from colleagues and the public for pushing a $498 million Vikings’ stadium bill through a torturous process. Gov. Mark Dayton, former Rep. Morrie Lanning and Sen. Julie Rosen hung together ...

State Legislators Hayden, Champion, Moran statement on passing of Matthew Little

Matthew Little, Minnesota civil rights leader and longtime President of the Minneapolis NAACP, died last weekend at the age of 92. Minnesota state legislators Jeffrey Hayden (DFL-Minneapolis), Bobby Joe Champion (DFL-Minneapolis) and Rena Moran (DFL-St. Paul) released the following joint statement: “Today we honor Matthew Little—our friend, our mentor and ...

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Committee Membership

Sponsored Bills

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  • SR 267

    A Senate resolution concerning the detention and torture of the Somali people in Kenya

  • SF 2903

    Chicano/Latino people affairs council, Black Minnesotans council and Asian-Pacific Minnesotans council transfer to department of human rights; American Indian liaison office in the Minnesota management and budget (MMB) office establishment

  • SF 2571

    Criminal vehicular homicide or operation statute technical amendments authorization and driving while impaired law compatibility establishment

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  • HF 2912

    Personal property liens regulated, and sale of motor vehicle held by a licensed dealer provided.

  • SF 2480

    Imprisonment and Exoneration Remedies Act

  • SF 2538

    Motor vehicle lien held by a licensed dealer sale provisions

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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