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McNamara, Denny


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Hastings, MN

House 2003-2012 (District 57B); House 2013-Present (District 54B)

Party when first elected:  Republican

Counties Served:  Dakota, Washington

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 9/29/1952 Date of Death: 
Birth Place: Hastings, Minnesota Birth County:  Birth Country: United States
Other Names:
Gender:  Male Religion:  Catholic
City of Residence (when first elected):  Hastings

Occupation (when first elected):  Co-Owner, Nursery and Landscape Business; Landscape Contractor, Hoffman and McNamara Nursery and Landscape

EDUCATION

Archbishop Brady High School; Secondary;
University of Minnesota, Duluth; 2 years
University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Business; B.S.; Business Administration, 1976

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

Municipal Council/AldermenHastings, Minnesota (City Council's Natural Resources Board, 12 years) ??/??/19?? to ??/??/????

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Lynne
Children: Two children: Mike and Brian (sons)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

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

Total Days Served: 4221

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: 54B Residence: Hastings
Counties Represented: Dakota, Washington
Occupation: Small Business Owner
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:  
Committees:
Environment and Natural Resources Policy Minutes
Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Finance Minutes
Ways and Means 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: 57B Residence: Hastings
Counties Represented: Dakota, Washington
Occupation: Small Business Owner
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:  
Committees:
Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Policy and Finance (Chair) Minutes
Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Policy and Finance Subcommittee: Energy Minutes
Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Policy and Finance Subcommittee: Legacy Funding Division Minutes
Rules and Legislative Administration Minutes
Ways and Means Minutes
Session Notes: The Energy Subcommittee of the Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Policy and Finance Committee was created in 2012.

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: 57B Residence: Hastings
Counties Represented: Dakota, Washington
Occupation: Small Business Owner, Hoffman and McNamara Nursery and Landscaping
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
Environment Policy and Oversight Minutes
Environment Policy and Oversight Subcommittee: Game, Fish and Forestry Division Minutes
Finance Subcommittee: Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division Minutes
Finance Subcommittee: Housing Finance and Policy and Public Health 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: 57B Residence: Hastings
Counties Represented: Dakota, Washington
Occupation: Small Business Owner, Hoffman and McNamara Nursery and Landscape
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 Subcommittee: Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division Minutes
Finance Subcommittee: Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division-Drinking Water Source Protection Minutes
Finance Subcommittee: Housing Policy and Finance and Public Health Finance Division Minutes
Ways and Means Minutes
Leadership Position: 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: 57B Residence: Hastings
Counties Represented: Dakota, Washington
Occupation: Small Business Owner, Hoffman and McNamara Nursery and Landscape
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:  
Committees:
Capital Investment Minutes
Environment and Natural Resources Minutes
Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs Minutes
Ways and Means 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: 57B Residence: Hastings
Counties Represented: Dakota, Washington
Occupation: Co-Owner, Nursery and Landscape Business; Landscape Contractor, Hoffman and McNamara Nursery and Landscape
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:  
Committees:
Environment and Natural Resources Finance
Environment and Natural Resources Policy
Higher Education Finance
Leadership Position: Assistant Majority Whip

Audio/Video
Session Interview (Video) 2014 House Interview

Session Interview (Video) 2010 House Interview

Session Interview (Video) 2006 House Interview


Articles & Books About
Cook, Mike. "Prepared for Work: Scars from the Campaign Trail Have Not Dampened McNamara's Desire to Deliver What Minnesotans Expect of Their Legislators." Session Weekly, St. Paul: Minnesota House of Representatives Information Office, February 7, 2003




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