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Newton, Jerry


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Map of Coon Rapids
Coon Rapids, MN

House 2009-2010 (District 49B); House 2013-Present (District 37A)

Party when first elected:  Democratic-Farmer-Labor

Counties Served:  Anoka

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 9/15/1937 Date of Death: 
Birth Place:  Birth County:  Birth Country:
Other Names:
Gender:  Male Religion:  United Church of Christ
City of Residence (when first elected):  Coon Rapids

Occupation (when first elected):  School Board Director/Retired Grocery Store Owner

EDUCATION

Osseo High School; Secondary; Graduate, 1955
University of Maryland; B.A.; Government
Boston University; M.A.; International Relations
University of Louvain, Belgium; Doctoral Work;
University of Minnesota; Ph.D.;

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

Municipal Council/AldermenAnoka, Minnesota (Human Rights Council) ??/??/???? to ??/??/????
State Board/Commission/CouncilMinnesota Northstar Corridor Development Authority (Member) ??/??/???? to ??/??/????
MilitaryUnited States Army (Vietnam War; Middle East, 7 years, Turkish Military Adviser; Retired Command Sergeant Major, Bronze Star and Vietnamese Medal of Honor Recipient) ??/??/1955 to ??/??/1978
Municipal Council/AldermenCoon Rapids, Minnesota (City Council, Member)Elected??/??/1994 to ??/??/2000
School Board/AdministrationAnoka-Hennepin Independent School District 11, Minnesota (School Board, Member and Director, appointed to fill a vacancy and then reelected, twice)Appointed??/??/2000 to ??/??/2008

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Rita
Children: Six children: Kimball (son)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

He was an unsuccessful candidate for the Minnesota House of Representatives in the 1998 and 2000 elections.

He was an unsuccessful candidate for the Minnesota Senate in the 2006 election.

He was a member of the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Anoka, Minnesota.

Religion provided by Politics in Minnesota, The Directory, 2009-2010.

Total Days Served: 1296

SESSIONS SERVED

Legislative Session: 88th (2013-2014)   Session Details term photo
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Body: House Elected: 11/6/2012 Term of Office: 1/8/2013 to 1/5/2015
District: 37A Residence: Coon Rapids
Counties Represented: Anoka
Occupation: Educator/Teacher
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
Education Finance Minutes
Health and Human Services Finance Minutes
Jobs and Economic Development Finance and Policy Minutes
State Government Finance and Veterans Affairs Minutes

Legislative Session: 86th (2009-2010)   Session Details term photo
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Body: House Elected: 11/4/2008 Term of Office: 1/6/2009 to 1/3/2011
District: 49B Residence: Coon Rapids
Counties Represented: Anoka
Occupation: School Board Director/Retired Grocery Store Owner
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:  
Committees:
Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee: Veterans Affairs Division Minutes
Finance Subcommittee: K-12 Education Finance Division Minutes
Finance Subcommittee: Transportation Finance and Policy Division Minutes
K-12 Education Policy and Oversight Minutes

Audio/Video
Session Interview (Video) 2013 House Interview

Session Interview (Video) 2010 House Interview

Session Interview (Video) 2009 House Interview


Articles & Books About
Hegarty, Susan. "No Shortcut to Service, Newton Relishes Opportunity to Make Tough Decisions." Session Weekly, St. Paul: Minnesota House of Representatives Information Office, January 23, 2009, p. 15.




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