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Gimse, Joseph R. "Joe"


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Map of Willmar
Willmar, MN

Senate 2007-2012 (District 13)

Party when first elected:  Republican

Counties Served:  Kandiyohi, Pope, Stearns

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 7/31/1957 Date of Death: 
Birth Place: Richmond, Minnesota Birth County: Stearns Birth Country: United States
Other Names: Joe
Gender:  Male Religion:  Catholic
City of Residence (when first elected):  Willmar

Occupation (when first elected):  Home Builder/Land Developer/Self-Employed; Construction and Tree Service, Gimse Brothers Construction

EDUCATION

Willmar High School; Secondary; Graduate
Ridgewater College; A.A.S.; Automotive Technology, Certificate in Supervisory Management

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

MilitaryUnited States Army ??/??/1974 to ??/??/1978

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Lanae
Children: Four children: Nicole, Jennifer, Jeffrey, and Kayli Jo
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

Special Legislative Concerns: education, health care, economic development, transportation, business development.

He was raised on a farm near Mora, Minnesota.

He was a licensed private airline pilot.

Religion provided by the 2006 WCCO TV Voters' Guide.

Total Days Served: 2197

SESSIONS SERVED

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: 13 Residence: Willmar
Counties Represented: Kandiyohi, Pope, Stearns
Occupation: Home Builder/Land Developer
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:  
Committees:
Capital Investment
Higher Education
Transportation (Chair)

Legislative Session: 86th (2009-2010) (second half of Senate term)   Session Details term photo
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Body: Senate Elected: 11/7/2006 Term of Office: 1/3/2007 to 1/3/2011
District: 13 Residence: Willmar
Counties Represented: Kandiyohi, Pope, Stearns
Occupation: Home Builder, Gimse Brothers Construction/Land Developer
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
Agriculture and Veterans
Business, Industry and Jobs
Business, Industry and Jobs Subcommittee: Bioscience and Renewable Energy Development
Finance Subcommittee: Agriculture and Veterans Budget and Policy Division
Finance Subcommittee: Transportation Budget and Policy Division
State and Local Government Operations and Oversight
State and Local Government Operations and Oversight Subcommittee: Elections
Transportation
Leadership Position: Assistant Minority Leader

Legislative Session: 85th (2007-2008)   Session Details term photo
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Body: Senate Elected: 11/7/2006 Term of Office: 1/3/2007 to 1/3/2011
District: 13 Residence: Willmar
Counties Represented: Kandiyohi, Pope, Stearns
Occupation: Home Builder/Land Developer/Self-Employed; Construction and Tree Service, Gimse Brothers Construction
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
Agriculture and Veterans
Business, Industry and Jobs
Finance Subcommittee: Agriculture and Veterans Budget and Policy Division
Finance Subcommittee: Transportation Budget and Policy Division
State and Local Government Operations and Oversight
State and Local Government Operations and Oversight Subcommittee: Elections
Transportation

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