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Runbeck, Linda

House 1989-92 (District 52A); Senate 1993-2000 (District 53); House 2011-2012 (District 53A); House 2013-Present (District 38A)

Party when first elected:  Independent Republican

Counties Served:  Anoka, Ramsey, Washington

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 6/11/1946 Date of Death: 
Birth Place: Minnesota Birth County:  Birth Country: United States
Other Names:
Gender:  Female Religion:  Lutheran
City of Residence (when first elected):  Circle Pines

Occupation (when first elected):  Advertising Executive

EDUCATION

Bethel College; B.A.; Sociology and Social Work

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

Municipal Council/AldermenCircle Pines, Minnesota (City Council) ??/??/19?? to ??/??/19??

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Richard "Rich"
Children: One child: Britta (daughter)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

Special Legislative Concerns: taxes, education, higher education, economic development, family law, ethics, governmental operations.

She ran as the Republican party endorsed candidate for the United States House of Representatives in the 4th Congressional District in the 2000 election; she lost to Betty McCollum.

She was a member of Incarnation Lutheran Church in Shoreview, Minnesota.

Religion provided by a newspaper article.


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Map of Circle Pines
Circle Pines, MN
Total Days Served: 5706

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: 38A Residence: Circle Pines
Counties Represented: Anoka, Washington
Occupation: Small Business Owner
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:     2013 1st Sp.S. - Author
Committees:
Taxes Minutes
Taxes Subcommittee: Property and Local Tax Division Minutes
Transportation Policy 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: 53A Residence: Circle Pines
Counties Represented: Anoka, Ramsey
Occupation: Small Business Owner, Braham Monument Company
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:     2011 1st Sp.S. - Author
Committees:
Civil Law Minutes
Taxes Minutes
Taxes Subcommittee: Property and Local Tax Division (Chair) Minutes

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: 53 Residence: Circle Pines
Counties Represented: Anoka, Ramsey
Occupation: Former Small Business Owner and Advertising Executive
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
Commerce
Commerce Subcommittee: Insurance
Governmental Operations and Veterans
Governmental Operations and Veterans Subcommittee: Rulemaking
Governmental Operations and Veterans/Election Laws/State Gov't. Finance Comm. Subcommittee: Governmental Operations Budget Division
Jobs, Energy and Community Development
Jobs, Energy and Community Development Subcommittee: Electric Energy Deregulation
Jobs, Energy and Community Development Subcommittee: Labor and Management
Jobs, Energy and Community Development Subcommittee: Telecommunications and Technology
Jobs, Energy and Community Development/Commerce/Human Resources Finance Comm. Subcommittee: Economic Development Budget Division
Taxes
Taxes Subcommittee: Income and Sales Tax

80th Legislative Session (1997-1998)

  Session Details
Body: Senate Elected: 11/5/1996 Term of Office: 1/7/1997 to 1/2/2001
District: 53 Residence: Circle Pines
Counties Represented: Anoka, Ramsey
Occupation: Former Small Business Owner and Advertising Executive
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
Commerce
Commerce Subcommittee: Insurance
Governmental Operations and Veterans
Governmental Operations and Veterans Subcommittee: Rulemaking
Governmental Operations and Veterans/Election Laws/State Gov't. Finance Comm. Subcommittee: Governmental Operations Budget Division
Jobs, Energy and Community Development
Jobs, Energy and Community Development Subcommittee: Electric Energy Deregulation
Jobs, Energy and Community Development Subcommittee: Telecommunications and Technology
Jobs, Energy and Community Development/Commerce/Human Resources Finance Comm. Subcommittee: Economic Development Budget Division
Taxes
Taxes Subcommittee: Income and Sales Tax

79th Legislative Session (1995-1996) (second half of Senate term)

  Session Details
Body: Senate Elected: 11/3/1992 Term of Office: 1/5/1993 to 1/6/1997
District: 53 Residence: Circle Pines
Counties Represented: Anoka, Ramsey
Occupation: Small Business Owner
Party: Independent Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
Governmental Operations and Veterans
Governmental Operations and Veterans Subcommittee: Rulemaking
Jobs, Energy and Community Development
Jobs, Energy and Community Development Subcommittee: Employment
Metropolitan and Local Government
Metropolitan and Local Government Subcommittee: Intergovernmental Relations
Taxes and Tax Laws
Taxes and Tax Laws Subcommittee: Property Tax

78th Legislative Session (1993-1994)

  Session Details
Body: Senate Elected: 11/3/1992 Term of Office: 1/5/1993 to 1/6/1997
District: 53 Residence: Circle Pines
Counties Represented: Anoka, Ramsey
Occupation: Small Business Owner
Party: Independent Republican
Committees:
Governmental Operations and Reform
Governmental Operations and Reform Subcommittee: Rulemaking
Jobs, Energy and Community Development
Jobs, Energy and Community Development Subcommittee: Employment
Jobs, Energy and Community Development Subcommittee: Jobs, Energy and Community Development Finance Division
Metropolitan and Local Government
Metropolitan and Local Government Subcommittee: Intergovernmental Relations
Metropolitan and Local Government Subcommittee: Metropolitan and Local Government Tax Division

77th Legislative Session (1991-1992)

  Session Details
Body: House Elected: 11/6/1990 Term of Office: 1/8/1991 to 1/4/1993
District: 52A Residence: Circle Pines
Counties Represented: Anoka, Ramsey
Occupation: Advertising Executive
Party: Independent Republican
Committees:
Education
Education Subcommittee: Higher Education Division
Education Subcommittee: Joint Senate/House Libraries
Environment and Natural Resources
Housing
Housing Subcommittee: Community Revitalization
Transportation
Transportation Subcommittee: Air, Rail, and Toll Roads

76th Legislative Session (1989-1990)

  Session Details
Body: House Elected: 2/4/1989 Term of Office: 2/8/1989 to 1/7/1991 (Special Election)
District: 52A Residence: Circle Pines
Counties Represented: Anoka, Ramsey
Occupation: Advertising Executive
Party: Independent Republican
Committees:
Governmental Operations
Governmental Operations Subcommittee: Personnel
Health and Human Services
Health and Human Services Subcommittee: Family Health
Insurance
Local Government and Metropolitan Affairs

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