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Eken, Bernhard Kent "Kent"


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Twin Valley, MN

House 2003-2012 (District 2A); Senate 2013-Present (District 4)

Party when first elected:  Democratic-Farmer-Labor

Counties Served:  Becker, Clay, Clearwater, Mahnomen, Norman, Polk

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 12/12/1963 Date of Death: 
Birth Place:  Birth County:  Birth Country:
Other Names: Kent
Gender:  Male Religion:  Lutheran
City of Residence (when first elected):  Twin Valley

Occupation (when first elected):  High School Social Studies and Economics Teacher; Saint John's Preparatory School, Collegeville

EDUCATION

Twin Valley High School; Secondary;
Concordia College, Moorhead; B.A.; Political Science and Education
St. Cloud State University; M.A.; History

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

State Board/Commission/CouncilMinnesota Clean Water CouncilAppointed09/??/2011 to ??/??/20??

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Lori
Children: Four children: Kara, Samuel, Amber, and Adam
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
Willis Roy Eken  - Father

GENERAL NOTES

He's a licensed airplane pilot.

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

Total Days Served: 4218

SESSIONS SERVED

Legislative Session: 88th (2013-2014)   Session Details term photo
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Body: Senate Elected: 11/6/2012 Term of Office: 1/8/2013 to 1/2/2017
District: 04 Residence: Twin Valley
Counties Represented: Becker, Clay, Norman
Occupation: Educator
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
Capital Investment
Finance Subcommittee: Health and Human Services Division
Finance Subcommittee: Higher Education and Workforce Development Division
Higher Education and Workforce Development
Jobs, Agriculture, and Rural Development
Rules and Administration Subcommittee: Elections

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: 02A Residence: Twin Valley
Counties Represented: Becker, Clearwater, Mahnomen, Norman, Polk
Occupation: Educator
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
Agriculture and Rural Development Policy and Finance Minutes
Transportation Policy and Finance Minutes
Ways and Means Minutes
Leadership Position: Assistant Minority Leader

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: 02A Residence: Twin Valley
Counties Represented: Becker, Clearwater, Mahnomen, Norman, Polk
Occupation: Educator, Political Science and History, Community Colleges/Truck Driver, Sugar Beets
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Minutes
Environment Policy and Oversight (Chair) Minutes
Finance Subcommittee: Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Finance Division Minutes
Finance Subcommittee: Cultural and Outdoor Resources Finance Division Minutes
Ways and Means 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: 02A Residence: Twin Valley
Counties Represented: Becker, Clearwater, Mahnomen, Norman, Polk
Occupation: Educator; Adjunct College Professor/Truck Driver, Sugar Beets
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Minutes
Environment and Natural Resources (Chair) Minutes
Finance Subcommittee: Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division Minutes
Finance Subcommittee: Minnesota Heritage Finance Division Minutes
Ways and Means Minutes

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: 02A Residence: Twin Valley
Counties Represented: Becker, Clearwater, Mahnomen, Norman, Polk
Occupation: Teacher
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:  
Committees:
Education Finance Minutes
Education Policy and Reform Minutes
Health 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: 02A Residence: Twin Valley
Counties Represented: Becker, Clearwater, Mahnomen, Norman, Polk
Occupation: High School Social Studies and Economics Teacher; Saint John's Preparatory School, Collegeville
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:  
Committees:
Agriculture Policy
Education Finance
Education Policy
Local Government and Metropolitan Affairs

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