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Jennings, David M. "Dave"

House 1979-82 (District 27B); House 1983-86 (District 29A)

Party when first elected:  Independent Republican

Counties Served:  Martin, Watonwan

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 12/17/1948 Date of Death: 
Birth Place: Truman, Minnesota Birth County: Martin Birth Country: United States
Other Names: Dave
Gender:  Male Religion:  Not Reported
City of Residence (when first elected):  Truman

Occupation (when first elected):  Small Construction/Self-Employed

EDUCATION

Mankato State University; B.S.; Political Science, Magna Cum Laude, 1976
University of Florida, Law School; Attended Law School; Dropped Out, 1977

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

School Board/AdministrationMinneapolis School District, Minnesota (Interim Superintendent of Schools)Appointed??/??/???? to 06/30/2003
MilitaryUnited States Marine Corps (Sergeant, 5 years) ??/??/19?? to ??/??/19??
U.S. Legislative Staff/Council/CommissionUnited States House of Representatives (District Representative for United States Representative Tom Hagedorn) ??/??/197? to ??/??/197?
State AgencyMinnesota Department of Commerce (Commissioner)Appointed01/??/1999 to 08/06/1999
State Board/Commission/CouncilMinnesota Historical Society (Deputy Director of Operations) 09/13/2004 to ??/??/2005
School Board/AdministrationChaska School District 112, Minnesota (Superintendent of Schools) 07/01/2005 to 06/30/2010

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Lea (when first elected, divorced in 1985); Susan (Sue) Chesley (married in November 1986)
Children: One child: John Thomas (J.T.) (son)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

He sought the Independent Republican endorsement for Governor of Minnesota in the 1982 and 1986 elections. He lost the 1986 endorsement to Cal Ludeman.


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Map of Truman
Truman, MN
Total Days Served: 2925

SESSIONS SERVED

74th Legislative Session (1985-1986)

  Session Details
Body: House Elected: 11/6/1984 Term of Office: 1/8/1985 to 1/5/1987
District: 29A Residence: Truman
Counties Represented: Martin, Watonwan
Occupation: Carpenter
Party: Independent Republican
Committees:
Budget (Chair)
Rules and Legislative Administration
Leadership Position: Speaker of the House

73rd Legislative Session (1983-1984)

  Session Details
Body: House Elected: 11/2/1982 Term of Office: 1/4/1983 to 1/7/1985
District: 29A Residence: Truman
Counties Represented: Martin, Watonwan
Occupation: Carpenter
Party: Independent Republican
Committees:
Education
Education Subcommittee: Education Finance Division
Rules and Legislative Administration
Rules and Legislative Administration Subcommittee: Permanent Rules
Leadership Position: Minority Leader

72nd Legislative Session (1981-1982)

  Session Details
Body: House Elected: 11/4/1980 Term of Office: 1/6/1981 to 1/3/1983
District: 27B Residence: Truman
Counties Represented: Martin, Watonwan
Occupation: Carpenter
Party: Independent Republican
Committees:
Education
Education Subcommittee: School Aids Division
Energy
Reapportionment and Elections
Leadership Position: Minority Leader
Leadership Notes: He was elected Minority Leader by his caucus in 1982 after Glen Sherwood resigned.

71st Legislative Session (1979-1980)

  Session Details
Body: House Elected: 11/7/1978 Term of Office: 1/3/1979 to 1/5/1981
District: 27B Residence: Truman
Counties Represented: Martin, Watonwan
Occupation: Small Construction/Self-Employed
Party: Independent Republican
Committees:
Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice Subcommittee: Law Enforcement and Corrections
Education
Education Subcommittee: School Aids Division
Financial Institutions and Insurance
Financial Institutions and Insurance Subcommittee: Insurance

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