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Laidig, Gary W.

House 1973-82 (District 57A): Senate 1983-92 (District 55); Senate 1993-2000 (District 56)

Party when first elected:  Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus

Counties Served:  Washington

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 8/15/1948 Date of Death: 
Birth Place: York, Pennsylvania Birth County:  Birth Country: United States
Other Names:
Gender:  Male Religion:  Methodist
City of Residence (when first elected):  Bayport

Occupation (when first elected):  Student

EDUCATION

Minnetonka High School; Secondary; Graduate
University of Minnesota; Attended College;
Morningside College; Attended College;
University of Wisconsin, River Falls; Attended College; Pre-Law

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

County Board/CommissionerWashington County, Minnesota (County Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee) ??/??/19?? to ??/??/19??
MilitaryUnited States Marine Corps (South Vietnam) ??/??/1968 to ??/??/1970

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Paula
Children: Two children: Meghan and Sean
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

Special Legislative Concerns: taxes, environment, economic development, small business.

He was a member of the Republican Party.

Religion provided by the Catholic Bulletin, 3/21/1975.


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Map of Bayport
Bayport, MN
Total Days Served: 10228

SESSIONS SERVED

81st Legislative Session (1999-2000) (second half of Senate term)

  Session Details
Body: Senate Elected: 11/5/1996 Term of Office: 1/7/1997 to 1/2/2001
District: 56 Residence: Stillwater
Counties Represented: Washington
Occupation: Legislator
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
Crime Prevention
Environment and Natural Resources
Environment and Natural Resources/Agriculture and Rural Development/State Government Finance Subcommittee: Environment and Agriculture Budget Division
Judiciary/Crime Prevention/Human Resources Finance Subcommittee: Crime Prevention and Judiciary Budget Division
Rules and Administration
State Government Finance
Transportation

80th Legislative Session (1997-1998)

  Session Details
Body: Senate Elected: 11/5/1996 Term of Office: 1/7/1997 to 1/2/2001
District: 56 Residence: Stillwater
Counties Represented: Washington
Occupation: Legislator
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
Crime Prevention
Environment and Natural Resources
Environment and Natural Resources/Agriculture and Rural Development/State Government Finance Subcommittee: Environment and Agriculture Budget Division
Judiciary/Crime Prevention/Human Resources Finance Subcommittee: Crime Prevention and Judiciary Budget Division
Rules and Administration
State Government Finance
Transportation

79th Legislative Session (1995-1996) (second half of Senate term)

  Session Details
Body: Senate Elected: 11/3/1992 Term of Office: 1/5/1993 to 1/6/1997
District: 56 Residence: Stillwater
Counties Represented: Washington
Occupation: Legislator
Party: Independent Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
Crime Prevention
Crime Prevention Subcommittee: Crime Prevention Finance Division
Environment and Natural Resources
Environment and Natural Resources Subcommittee: Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division
Environment and Natural Resources Subcommittee: Environmental Protection
Environment and Natural Resources Subcommittee: Fish and Wildlife
Ethics and Campaign Reform
Finance
Rules and Administration

78th Legislative Session (1993-1994)

  Session Details
Body: Senate Elected: 11/3/1992 Term of Office: 1/5/1993 to 1/6/1997
District: 56 Residence: Stillwater
Counties Represented: Washington
Occupation: Legislator
Party: Independent Republican
Committees:
Crime Prevention
Crime Prevention Subcommittee: Crime Prevention Finance Division
Environment and Natural Resources
Environment and Natural Resources Subcommittee: Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division
Environment and Natural Resources Subcommittee: Environmental Protection
Environment and Natural Resources Subcommittee: Fish and Wildlife
Ethics and Campaign Reform
Finance
Rules and Administration

77th Legislative Session (1991-1992)

  Session Details
Body: Senate Elected: 11/6/1990 Term of Office: 1/8/1991 to 1/4/1993
District: 55 Residence: Stillwater
Counties Represented: Washington
Occupation: Legislator
Party: Independent Republican
Committees:
Elections and Ethics
Environment and Natural Resources
Environment and Natural Resources Subcommittee: Environmental Protection
Environment and Natural Resources Subcommittee: Fish and Wildlife
Finance
Finance Subcommittee: Environment and Natural Resources Division
Judiciary
Judiciary Subcommittee: Criminal Justice System Oversight
Judiciary Subcommittee: Criminal Law Division
Metropolitan Affairs
Rules and Administration

76th Legislative Session (1989-1990) (second half of Senate term)

  Session Details
Body: Senate Elected: 11/4/1986 Term of Office: 1/6/1987 to 1/7/1991
District: 55 Residence: Stillwater
Counties Represented: Washington
Occupation: Legislator
Party: Independent Republican
Committees:
Elections and Ethics
Environment and Natural Resources
Environment and Natural Resources Subcommittee: Environmental Protection
Judiciary
Judiciary Subcommittee: Civil Law Division
Rules and Administration
Taxes and Tax Laws
Taxes and Tax Laws Subcommittee: Property Taxes and Local Government Aids Division
Veterans and Military Affairs

75th Legislative Session (1987-1988)

  Session Details
Body: Senate Elected: 11/4/1986 Term of Office: 1/6/1987 to 1/7/1991
District: 55 Residence: Stillwater
Counties Represented: Washington
Occupation: Legislator
Party: Independent Republican
Committees:
Elections and Ethics
Environment and Natural Resources
Environment and Natural Resources Subcommittee: Environmental Protection
Judiciary
Judiciary Subcommittee: Criminal Law Division
Rules and Administration
Taxes and Tax Laws
Taxes and Tax Laws Subcommittee: Property Taxes and Local Government Aids
Veterans

74th Legislative Session (1985-1986) (second half of Senate term)

  Session Details
Body: Senate Elected: 11/2/1982 Term of Office: 1/4/1983 to 1/5/1987
District: 55 Residence: Stillwater
Counties Represented: Washington
Occupation: Legislator
Party: Independent Republican
Committees:
Agriculture and Natural Resources
Agriculture and Natural Resources Subcommittee: Environmental Protection
Economic Development and Commerce
Economic Development and Commerce Subcommittee: Consumer Protection
Economic Development and Commerce Subcommittee: Insurance
Rules and Administration
Taxes and Tax Laws
Taxes and Tax Laws Subcommittee: Economic Development
Taxes and Tax Laws Subcommittee: Property Taxes and Local Government Aids
Transportation
Transportation Subcommittee: Transit
Leadership Position: Minority Whip Leadership Position: Assistant Minority Leader

73rd Legislative Session (1983-1984)

  Session Details
Body: Senate Elected: 11/2/1982 Term of Office: 1/4/1983 to 1/5/1987
District: 55 Residence: Stillwater
Counties Represented: Washington
Occupation: Legislator
Party: Independent Republican
Committees:
Agriculture and Natural Resources
Agriculture and Natural Resources Subcommittee: Environmental Protection
Economic Development and Commerce
Economic Development and Commerce Subcommittee: Consumer Protection
Economic Development and Commerce Subcommittee: Insurance
Taxes and Tax Laws
Taxes and Tax Laws Subcommittee: Economic Development
Taxes and Tax Laws Subcommittee: Property Taxes and Local Government Aids
Transportation
Transportation Subcommittee: Transit

72nd Legislative Session (1981-1982)

  Session Details
Body: House Elected: 11/4/1980 Term of Office: 1/6/1981 to 1/3/1983
District: 51A Residence: Stillwater
Counties Represented: Washington
Occupation: Legislator
Party: Independent Republican
Committees:
Appropriations
Appropriations Subcommittee: State Departments Division
Local and Urban Affairs
Local and Urban Affairs Subcommittee: Economic Development
Local and Urban Affairs Subcommittee: Local Government Financing
Reapportionment and Elections
Reapportionment and Elections Subcommittee: Election Laws

71st Legislative Session (1979-1980)

  Session Details
Body: House Elected: 11/7/1978 Term of Office: 1/3/1979 to 1/5/1981
District: 51A Residence: Stillwater
Counties Represented: Washington
Occupation: Legislator
Party: Independent Republican
Committees:
Appropriations
Appropriations Subcommittee: Semi-State Division
Appropriations Subcommittee: State Departments Division
Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice Subcommittee: Law Enforcement and Corrections (Chair)
General Legislation and Veterans Affairs
General Legislation and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee: Elections and Campaign Practices
General Legislation and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee: General Law and Veterans Affairs
Rules and Legislative Administration

70th Legislative Session (1977-1978)

  Session Details
Body: House Elected: 11/2/1976 Term of Office: 1/4/1977 to 1/2/1979
District: 51A Residence: Stillwater
Counties Represented: Washington
Occupation: Student
Party: Independent Republican
Committees:
Appropriations
Appropriations Subcommittee: State Departments Division
Criminal Justice
Higher Education

69th Legislative Session (1975-1976)

  Session Details
Body: House Elected: 11/5/1974 Term of Office: 1/7/1975 to 1/3/1977
District: 51A Residence: Bayport
Counties Represented: Washington
Occupation: Pre-Law Student
Party: Republican
Committees:
Agriculture
Crime Prevention and Corrections
General Legislation and Veterans Affairs

68th Legislative Session (1973-1974)

  Session Details
Body: House Elected: 11/7/1972 Term of Office: 1/2/1973 to 1/6/1975
District: 51A Residence: Bayport
Counties Represented: Washington
Occupation: Student
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus
Committees:
Crime Prevention and Corrections
Education
General Legislation and Veterans Affairs
Health and Welfare

Archive Collections
Gary Laidig Papers, 1973-1982 - Available in the Minnesota Historical Society's Collections


The Minnesota Legislative Reference Library has collected newspaper articles on legislators since 1973. They are available in the Library.

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