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Koch, Amy T.


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Buffalo, MN

Senate 2006-2012 (District 19)

Party when first elected:  Republican

Counties Served:  Hennepin, Wright

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 10/8/1971 Date of Death: 
Birth Place: Buffalo, Minnesota Birth County: Wright Birth Country: United States
Other Names:
Gender:  Female Religion:  Catholic
City of Residence (when first elected):  Buffalo

Occupation (when first elected):  Office Manager, Family Utility Services Business

EDUCATION

Buffalo High School; Secondary; Graduate, 1991
Concordia College, Moorhead; Attended College; 1991-1992
Defense Language Institute, Presidio of Monterey, California; Postsecondary; Russian Language Certificate, Graduate
St. Cloud State University; B.E.S.; Business Minor, 1999

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

MilitaryUnited States Air Force (National Security Agency, Russian Linguist, Joint Service Achievement Medal) ??/??/1992 to ??/??/1996

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Christopher "Chris" while in office; divorced
Children: One child: Rachel (daughter)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

Special Legislative Concerns: transportation, reducing the size of government.

She was raised on a hobby farm near Buffalo, Minnesota. She lived in California and Washington D.C. before she returned to Buffalo, Minnesota around 1995.

She was the first female to serve as Senate Majority Leader.

She was a member of the 4-H club.

She was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Buffalo, Minnesota.

Religion provided by the 2006 WCCO TV Voters' Guide and The Catholic Spirit, 1/20/2011.

Total Days Served: 2560

SESSIONS SERVED

Legislative Session: 87th (2011-2012)   Session Details term photo
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Body: Senate Elected: 11/2/2010 Term of Office: 1/4/2011 to 1/7/2013
District: 19 Residence: Buffalo
Counties Represented: Hennepin, Wright
Occupation: Business Owner, Administrative
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:  
Committees:
Energy, Utilities and Telecommunications
Higher Education
Rules and Administration (Chair)
Rules and Administration Subcommittee: Committees (Chair)
Rules and Administration Subcommittee: Conference Committees (Chair)
Rules and Administration Subcommittee: Redistricting
Transportation
Leadership Position: Majority Leader
Leadership Notes: She was the first female to serve as Senate Majority Leader. She announced on December 15, 2011 that she was stepping down as Majority Leader.
Session Notes: She served as Chair of the Rules and Administration Committee in 2011 only. She served on the Rules and Administration Committee and Subcommittees in 2011 only. She served on the Higher Education Committee in 2012 only. She served on the Transportation Committee in 2012 only.

Legislative Session: 86th (2009-2010) (second half of Senate term)   Session Details term photo
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Body: Senate Elected: 11/7/2006 Term of Office: 1/3/2007 to 1/3/2011
District: 19 Residence: Buffalo
Counties Represented: Hennepin, Wright
Occupation: Business Owner, Administrative
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
Business, Industry and Jobs
Business, Industry and Jobs Subcommittee: Workforce Development
Education
Energy, Utilities, Technology and Communications
Finance Subcommittee: E-12 Education Budget and Policy Division
Finance Subcommittee: E-12 Education Budget and Policy Division-Arts Education
Finance Subcommittee: Economic Development and Housing Budget Division
Finance Subcommittee: Transportation Budget and Policy Division
Finance Subcommittee: Transportation Budget and Policy Division-Transit Subdivision
Transportation
Leadership Position: Assistant Minority Leader

Legislative Session: 85th (2007-2008)   Session Details term photo
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Body: Senate Elected: 11/7/2006 Term of Office: 1/3/2007 to 1/3/2011
District: 19 Residence: Buffalo
Counties Represented: Hennepin, Wright
Occupation: Business Owner, Administrative; HBK Properties, Buffalo
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
Business, Industry and Jobs
Energy, Utilities, Technology and Communications
Finance Subcommittee: E-12 Education Budget Division
Finance Subcommittee: Economic Development Budget Division
Finance Subcommittee: Transportation Budget and Policy Division
Transportation

Legislative Session: 84th (2005-2006) (second half of Senate term)   Session Details
Body: Senate Elected: 11/22/2005 Term of Office: 1/5/2006 to 1/2/2007 (Special Election)
District: 19 Residence: Buffalo
Counties Represented: Hennepin, Wright
Occupation: Office Manager, Family Utility Services Business
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
Elections
Finance
Finance Subcommittee: Higher Education Budget Division
Finance Subcommittee: Transportation Budget Division
Jobs, Energy and Community Development
Transportation

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