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Cornish, Tony


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Good Thunder, MN

House 2003-2012 (District 24B); House 2013-Present (District 23B)

Party when first elected:  Republican

Counties Served:  Blue Earth, Faribault, Le Sueur, Waseca, Watonwan

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 5/3/1951 Date of Death: 
Birth Place:  Birth County:  Birth Country:
Other Names:
Gender:  Male Religion:  Lutheran-Missouri Synod
City of Residence (when first elected):  Good Thunder

Occupation (when first elected):  Conservation Officer, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

EDUCATION

Vernon Center Elementary School; Elementary School;
Garden City High School; Secondary; Graduate, 1969
Minnesota Military Academy; Postsecondary;

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

MilitaryUnited States Army National Guard (Officer, Captain, Company Commander-Tank Company, 12 years) ??/??/19?? to ??/??/????
Municipal GovernmentAmboy, Minnesota (Police Officer) ??/??/1975 to ??/??/1977
County GovernmentBlue Earth County, Minnesota (County Deputy Sheriff) ??/??/1977 to ??/??/1980
State AgencyMinnesota Department of Natural Resources (Conservation Officer/Game Warden) 07/??/1980 to 01/06/2003
Municipal GovernmentLake Crystal, Minnesota (Chief of Police) ??/??/2007 to ??/??/2012

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Single (divorced before he was first elected)
Children: Three children: (2 sons, 1 daughter)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

He was raised on a farm. He was one of nine children.

He is the Uncle of former Governor Jesse Ventura's wife, Terry. (Session Weekly, February 21, 2003)

Religion provided by Politics in Minnesota the Directory, 2005-2006.

Total Days Served: 4246

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: 23B Residence: Vernon Center
Counties Represented: Blue Earth, Le Sueur, Waseca, Watonwan
Occupation: Retired 32-year peace officer
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
Environment and Natural Resources Policy Minutes
Judiciary Finance and Policy Minutes
Public Safety Finance and Policy Minutes

Legislative Session: 87th (2011-2012)   Session Details term photo
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Body: House Elected: 11/2/2010 Term of Office: 1/4/2011 to 1/7/2013
District: 24B Residence: Good Thunder
Counties Represented: Blue Earth, Faribault, Waseca
Occupation: Chief of Police, Lake Crystal
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:  
Committees:
Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Policy and Finance Subcommittee: Legacy Funding Division Minutes
Judiciary Policy and Finance (Became a Subcommittee of Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance in 2012) Minutes
Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance (Chair) Minutes
Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance Subcommittee: Judiciary Policy and Finance (Was a Full Committee in 2011) Minutes
Ways and Means Minutes
Session Notes: He only served on the Ways and Means Committee until February 22, 2011.

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: 24B Residence: Good Thunder
Counties Represented: Blue Earth, Faribault, Waseca
Occupation: Retired Game Warden/Chief of Police, Lake Crystal
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:  
Committees:
Environment Policy and Oversight Minutes
Environment Policy and Oversight Subcommittee: Game, Fish and Forestry Division Minutes
Finance Subcommittee: Public Safety Finance Division Minutes
Public Safety Policy and Oversight Minutes

Legislative Session: 85th (2007-2008)   Session Details term photo
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Body: House Elected: 11/7/2006 Term of Office: 1/3/2007 to 1/5/2009
District: 24B Residence: Good Thunder
Counties Represented: Blue Earth, Faribault, Waseca
Occupation: Retired Game Warden/Chief of Police, Lake Crystal
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
Environment and Natural Resources Minutes
Environment and Natural Resources Subcommittee: Game, Fish and Forestry Division Minutes
Finance Minutes
Finance Subcommittee: Public Safety Finance Division Minutes
Public Safety and Civil Justice Minutes
Leadership Position: Assistant Minority Whip

Legislative Session: 84th (2005-2006)   Session Details term photo
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Body: House Elected: 11/2/2004 Term of Office: 1/4/2005 to 1/2/2007
District: 24B Residence: Good Thunder
Counties Represented: Blue Earth, Faribault, Waseca
Occupation: Retired Peace Officer
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:  
Committees:
Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources Finance Minutes
Environment and Natural Resources Minutes
Local Government Minutes
Public Safety Policy and Finance Minutes

Legislative Session: 83rd (2003-2004)   Session Details term photo
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Body: House Elected: 11/5/2002 Term of Office: 1/7/2003 to 1/3/2005
District: 24B Residence: Good Thunder
Counties Represented: Blue Earth, Faribault, Waseca
Occupation: Conservation Officer, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:  
Committees:
Agriculture Policy
Environment and Natural Resources Finance
Environment and Natural Resources Policy
State Government Finance
Leadership Position: Assistant Majority Whip

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