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Gazelka, Paul


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Map of Brainerd
Brainerd, MN

House 2005-2006 (District 12A); Senate 2011-2012 (District 12); Senate 2013-Present (District 9)

Party when first elected:  Republican

Counties Served:  Cass, Crow Wing, Morrison, Todd, Wadena

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: ??/??/1959 Date of Death: 
Birth Place:  Birth County:  Birth Country:
Other Names:
Gender:  Male Religion:  Christian
City of Residence (when first elected):  Brainerd

Occupation (when first elected):  Business, Insurance Agent and Manager

EDUCATION

Roosevelt High School, Virginia; Secondary;
Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, Oklahoma; B.S.; Business Management

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

School Board/AdministrationMinnesota (School Board, Chair) ??/??/???? to ??/??/????

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Maralee (married around 1982)
Children: Five children: Jessica, Genna, Emily, Joshua, and Lydia
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

He ran and won as the Republican Party endorsed candidate for the Minnesota Senate in the 2010 primary election against Paul Koering.

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

Total Days Served: 2031

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: 09 Residence: Nisswa
Counties Represented: Cass, Morrison, Todd, Wadena
Occupation: Business Owner, Paul Gazelka Insurance Agency Inc.
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:  
Committees:
Commerce
Finance Subcommittee: State Departments and Veterans Division
Rules and Administration
Taxes Subcommittee: Tax Reform Division
Leadership Position: Assistant Minority Leader
Leadership Notes: He was named Assistant Minority Leader on February 24, 2014.

Legislative Session: 87th (2011-2012)   Session Details term photo
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Body: Senate Elected: 11/2/2010 Term of Office: 1/4/2011 to 1/7/2013
District: 12 Residence: Brainerd
Counties Represented: Crow Wing, Morrison
Occupation: Business Owner, Paul Gazelka Insurance Agency, Inc., State Farm Insurance
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:  
Committees:
Commerce and Consumer Protection
Environment and Natural Resources
State Government Innovation and Veterans
Transportation
Leadership Position: Assistant Majority Leader
Leadership Notes: He was selected for this position by the Republican caucus on December 27, 2011.

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: 12A Residence: Brainerd
Counties Represented: Crow Wing
Occupation: Business, Insurance Agent and Manager
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:  
Committees:
Commerce and Financial Institutions Minutes
Commerce and Financial Institutions Subcommittee: Tourism Division Minutes
Jobs and Economic Opportunity Policy and Finance Minutes
Transportation Minutes

Audio/Video
Session Interview (Video) 2005 House Interview


Articles & Books By
Gazelka, Paul. "Marketplace Ministers: Awakening God's People in the Workplace to Their Ultimate Purpose." Florida: Creation House, Strang Communications Company, 2003.


Articles & Books About
Dunn, Ruth. "Strong Family Ties: The Gazelka Family Goes to St. Paul." Session Weekly, St. Paul: Minnesota House of Representatives Information Office, January 28, 2005, p. 15.




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