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Dettmer, Bob

House 2007-2012 (District 52A); House 2013-Present (District 39A)

Party when first elected:  Republican

Counties Served:  Anoka, Chisago, Washington

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 3/1/1951 Date of Death: 
Birth Place: Faribault, Minnesota Birth County: Rice Birth Country: United States
Other Names:
Gender:  Male Religion:  Baptist
City of Residence (when first elected):  Forest Lake

Occupation (when first elected):  Soldier/Retired Educator, Teacher and Coach (Wrestling, Track, and Soccer), Forest Lake High School

EDUCATION

Faribault High School; Secondary;
Bemidji State University; B.S.; Health and Physical Education, May 1973
St. Thomas University; M.A.; Education Curriculum and Instruction

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

MilitaryUnited States Army Reserves (Kuwait, November 2001-2003 and Iraq; Chief Warrant Officer, Electronic Intelligence Specialist, Army Master Fitness Trainer) ??/??/1986 to ??/??/20??

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Colleen (married in 1972)
Children: Three children: Robb and Travis (sons, twins); Krystle (daughter)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

He was born and raised on a farm.

Religion provided by Politics in Minnesota, the Directory, 2007-2008.


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Map of Forest Lake
Forest Lake, MN
Total Days Served: 2828

SESSIONS SERVED

88th Legislative Session (2013-2014)

  Session Details
Body: House Elected: 11/6/2012 Term of Office: 1/8/2013 to 1/5/2015
District: 39A Residence: Forest Lake
Counties Represented: Chisago, Washington
Occupation: Educator/Retired
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:  2013 1st Sp.S. - Chief Author    2013 1st Sp.S. - Author
Committees:
Capital Investment Minutes
State Government Finance and Veterans Affairs Minutes
Ways and Means Minutes

87th Legislative Session (2011-2012)

  Session Details
Body: House Elected: 11/2/2010 Term of Office: 1/4/2011 to 1/7/2013
District: 52A Residence: Forest Lake
Counties Represented: Anoka, Washington
Occupation: Educator/Retired
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
Higher Education Policy and Finance Minutes
State Government Finance Subcommittee: Veterans Services Division Minutes
Taxes Subcommittee: Property and Local Tax Division Minutes

86th Legislative Session (2009-2010)

  Session Details
Body: House Elected: 11/4/2008 Term of Office: 1/6/2009 to 1/3/2011
District: 52A Residence: Forest Lake
Counties Represented: Anoka, Washington
Occupation: Educator
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee: Veterans Affairs Division Minutes
Finance Subcommittee: Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division Minutes
Finance Subcommittee: K-12 Education Finance Division Minutes
Rules and Legislative Administration Minutes
Taxes Subcommittee: Property and Local Sales Tax Division Minutes
Leadership Position: Assistant Minority Whip

85th Legislative Session (2007-2008)

  Session Details
Body: House Elected: 11/7/2006 Term of Office: 1/3/2007 to 1/5/2009
District: 52A Residence: Forest Lake
Counties Represented: Anoka, Washington
Occupation: Soldier/Retired Educator, Teacher and Coach (Wrestling, Track, and Soccer), Forest Lake High School
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee: Veterans Affairs Division Minutes
E-12 Education Minutes
Finance Subcommittee: Education Finance and Economic Competitiveness Finance Division: Higher Education and Work Force Development Policy and Finance Division Minutes
Finance Subcommittee: Education Finance and Economic Competitiveness Finance Division: K-12 Finance Division Minutes

Audio/Video
Session Interview (Video) 2014 House Interview

Session Interview (Video) 2010 House Interview

Session Interview (Video) 2007 House Interview


Articles & Books About
Green, Craig. "Serving in a New Role, Former Coach Wants to Continue Helping Community." Session Weekly, St. Paul: Minnesota House of Representatives Information Office, January 19, 2007, p. 18.




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