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Severson, Daniel "Dan"

House 2003-2010 (District 14A)

Party when first elected:  Republican

Counties Served:  Benton, Stearns

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 8/31/1954 Date of Death: 
Birth Place: Mora, Minnesota Birth County: Kanabec Birth Country: United States
Other Names: Dan
Gender:  Male Religion:  Christian
City of Residence (when first elected):  Sauk Rapids

Occupation (when first elected):  Substitute Teacher/Business Owner/Retired Military, Navy Pilot

EDUCATION

St. Cloud Technical High School; Secondary; Graduate, 1973
St. Cloud State University; B.A.; Physics Major, Math and Computer Science Minor
Attended Graduate School; Transportation

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

MilitaryUnited States Navy (Fighter Pilot/Naval Officer/Commander, Awarded the Navy Commendation Medal and the Navy Achievement Medal) ??/??/1979 to 10/??/2000

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Cathy Jo Pederson (married in 1975)
Children: Two children: Nicole (daughter), Joshua (son)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

He announced he would seek the Republican party endorsement to run for the United States Senate against Amy Klobuchar in the 2012 election.

He ran unsuccessfully as the Republican Party endorsed candidate for Minnesota Secretary of State in the 2010 election. He lost to Mark Ritchie.

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


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Map of Sauk Rapids
Sauk Rapids, MN
Total Days Served: 2919

SESSIONS SERVED

86th Legislative Session (2009-2010)

  Session Details
Body: House Elected: 11/4/2008 Term of Office: 1/6/2009 to 1/3/2011
District: 14A Residence: Sauk Rapids
Counties Represented: Benton, Stearns
Occupation: Retired Military
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:     2010 2nd Sp.S. - Author
Committees:
Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee: Veterans Affairs Division Minutes
Finance Subcommittee: Housing Finance and Policy and Public Health Finance Division Minutes
Finance Subcommittee: Public Safety Finance Division Minutes
Finance Subcommittee: Transportation Finance and Policy Division Minutes
Leadership Position: Minority Whip

85th Legislative Session (2007-2008)

  Session Details
Body: House Elected: 11/7/2006 Term of Office: 1/3/2007 to 1/5/2009
District: 14A Residence: Sauk Rapids
Counties Represented: Benton, Stearns
Occupation: Retired Military, Navy Pilot
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee: Veterans Affairs Division Minutes
Finance Minutes
Finance Subcommittee: Education Finance and Economic Competitiveness Finance Division: Higher Education and Work Force Development Policy and Finance Division Minutes
Finance Subcommittee: Housing Policy and Finance and Public Health Finance Division Minutes
Finance Subcommittee: Transportation Finance Division Minutes
Finance Subcommittee: Transportation Finance Division: Transportation and Transit Policy Minutes

84th Legislative Session (2005-2006)

  Session Details
Body: House Elected: 11/2/2004 Term of Office: 1/4/2005 to 1/2/2007
District: 14A Residence: Sauk Rapids
Counties Represented: Benton, Stearns
Occupation: Retired Military, Navy Pilot
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:  2005 1st Sp.S. - Chief Author    2005 1st Sp.S. - Author
Committees:
Commerce and Financial Institutions Minutes
Commerce and Financial Institutions Subcommittee: Technology, Bioscience and Medical Products Division Minutes
Education Policy and Reform Minutes
Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs Minutes
Transportation Minutes

83rd Legislative Session (2003-2004)

  Session Details
Body: House Elected: 11/5/2002 Term of Office: 1/7/2003 to 1/3/2005
District: 14A Residence: Sauk Rapids
Counties Represented: Benton, Stearns
Occupation: Substitute Teacher/Business Owner/Retired Military, Navy Pilot
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:  2003 1st Sp.S. - Chief Author    2003 1st Sp.S. - Author
Committees:
Jobs and Economic Development Finance
Local Government and Metropolitan Affairs
Transportation Policy

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