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Wiger, Sr., Charles W. "Chuck"

Senate 1996-2012 (District 55); Senate 2013-Present (District 43)

Party when first elected:  Democratic-Farmer-Labor

Counties Served:  Ramsey, Washington

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 9/14/1951 Date of Death: 
Birth Place: Saint Paul, Minnesota Birth County: Ramsey Birth Country: United States
Other Names: Chuck
Gender:  Male Religion:  Catholic
City of Residence (when first elected):  North Saint Paul

Occupation (when first elected):  Writer/Public Affairs/Attorney

EDUCATION

Hamline University; B.A.; Magna Cum Laude
University of Colorado, Boulder, Graduate Institute of Organization Management; Attended Graduate School;
Hamline University School of Law; J.D.;

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

County GovernmentRamsey County, Minnesota (Soil and Water Conservation District)Elected??/??/19?? to ??/??/????
County GovernmentRamsey County, Minnesota (Parks and Recreation Commission) ??/??/19?? to ??/??/????
State Legislative StaffMinnesota Senate (Intern for Senator Jerome Hughes) ??/??/197? to ??/??/197?
School Board/AdministrationDistrict 622, North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale, Minnesota (School Board)Elected??/??/1973 to ??/??/1990
State AgencyMinnesota Metropolitan Council of the Twin Cities (Apponted by Governor Rudy Perpich)Appointed??/??/1983 to ??/??/19??

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Christine "Chris"
Children: Five children: Jessica, Charles Jr., Angelina, Brittany, and Carolyn
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

Special Legislative Concerns: education, economic development, health care, environment.

Religion provided by Politics in Minnesota the Directory, 2005-2006.


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Map of North Saint Paul
North Saint Paul, MN
Total Days Served: 6448

SESSIONS SERVED

88th Legislative Session (2013-2014)

  Session Details
Body: Senate Elected: 11/6/2012 Term of Office: 1/8/2013 to 1/2/2017
District: 43 Residence: Maplewood
Counties Represented: Ramsey, Washington
Occupation: Attorney
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
Education
Finance
Finance Subcommittee: E-12 Division (Chair)
Finance Subcommittee: Transportation and Public Safety Division
Transportation and Public Safety

87th Legislative Session (2011-2012)

  Session Details
Body: Senate Elected: 11/2/2010 Term of Office: 1/4/2011 to 1/7/2013
District: 55 Residence: Maplewood
Counties Represented: Ramsey, Washington
Occupation: Attorney
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
Education
Environment and Natural Resources
State Government Innovation and Veterans

86th Legislative Session (2009-2010) (second half of Senate term)

  Session Details
Body: Senate Elected: 11/7/2006 Term of Office: 1/3/2007 to 1/3/2011
District: 55 Residence: Maplewood
Counties Represented: Ramsey, Washington
Occupation: Attorney, Securian Financial Legal Department
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:     2010 1st Sp.S. - Author
Committees:
Education
Education Subcommittee: Charter Schools
Finance
Finance Subcommittee: E-12 Education Budget and Policy Division
Finance Subcommittee: Higher Education Budget and Policy Division
Higher Education

85th Legislative Session (2007-2008)

  Session Details
Body: Senate Elected: 11/7/2006 Term of Office: 1/3/2007 to 1/3/2011
District: 55 Residence: North Saint Paul
Counties Represented: Ramsey, Washington
Occupation: Attorney, St. Paul
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
Education (Chair)
Finance Subcommittee: E-12 Education Budget Division
Finance Subcommittee: Higher Education Budget and Policy Division
Higher Education

84th Legislative Session (2005-2006) (second half of Senate term)

  Session Details
Body: Senate Elected: 11/5/2002 Term of Office: 1/7/2003 to 1/2/2007
District: 55 Residence: North Saint Paul
Counties Represented: Ramsey, Washington
Occupation: Attorney
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:  2005 1st Sp.S. - Chief Author    2005 1st Sp.S. - Author
Committees:
Elections (Chair)
Finance
Finance Subcommittee: K-12 Education Budget Division
Finance Subcommittee: Transportation Budget Division
Rules and Administration Subcommittee: Elections (Chair)
Rules and Administration Subcommittee: Litigation Expenses (Chair)
State and Local Government Operations
Transportation

83rd Legislative Session (2003-2004)

  Session Details
Body: Senate Elected: 11/5/2002 Term of Office: 1/7/2003 to 1/2/2007
District: 55 Residence: North Saint Paul
Counties Represented: Ramsey, Washington
Occupation: Attorney/Writer
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:  2003 1st Sp.S. - Chief Author    2003 1st Sp.S. - Author
Committees:
Elections-2004 (Chair)
Finance
Finance Subcommittee: Early Childhood-Grade 12 Education Budget Division-2003/K-12 Education Budget Division-2004
Finance Subcommittee: Transportation Policy and Budget Division
Rules and Administration Subcommittee: Litigation Expenses (Chair)
State and Local Government Operations
Session Notes: He was a member of the Finance Committee in 2004 only.

82nd Legislative Session (2001-2002)

  Session Details
Body: Senate Elected: 11/7/2000 Term of Office: 1/3/2001 to 1/6/2003
District: 55 Residence: North Saint Paul
Counties Represented: Ramsey, Washington
Occupation: Writer/Attorney
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:  2001 1st Sp.S. - Chief Author    2001 1st Sp.S. - Author
Committees:
Capital Investment
Education
Education Subcommittee: Assessment and Testing
Education Subcommittee: Early Childhood-Grade 12 Education Budget Division
Finance
Finance Subcommittee: Environment and Agriculture Budget Division
Jobs, Housing and Community Development

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: 55 Residence: North Saint Paul
Counties Represented: Ramsey, Washington
Occupation: Writer/Public Affairs/Attorney
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
Children, Families and Learning
Children, Families and Learning/Education Finance Subcommittee: K-12 Education Budget Division
Education Finance
Governmental Operations and Veterans
Governmental Operations and Veterans Subcommittee: Veterans (Chair)
Governmental Operations and Veterans/Election Laws/State Gov't. Finance Comm. Subcommittee: Governmental Operations Budget Division
Local and Metropolitan Government

80th Legislative Session (1997-1998)

  Session Details
Body: Senate Elected: 11/5/1996 Term of Office: 1/7/1997 to 1/2/2001
District: 55 Residence: North Saint Paul
Counties Represented: Ramsey, Washington
Occupation: Writer/Public Affairs/Attorney
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
Children, Families and Learning
Children, Families and Learning/Education Finance Subcommittee: K-12 Education Budget Division
Education Finance
Governmental Operations and Veterans
Governmental Operations and Veterans Subcommittee: Veterans (Chair)
Governmental Operations and Veterans/Election Laws/State Gov't. Finance Comm. Subcommittee: Governmental Operations Budget Division
Local and Metropolitan Government

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