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Gottwalt, Steve

House 2007-2012 (District 15A)

Party when first elected:  Republican

Counties Served:  Stearns

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 10/16/1961 Date of Death: 
Birth Place: Minneapolis, Minnesota Birth County: Hennepin Birth Country: United States
Other Names:
Gender:  Male Religion:  Catholic
City of Residence (when first elected):  Saint Cloud

Occupation (when first elected):  Communications and Consumer Affairs Director, Coborn's Inc., Grocery Stores/Former Radio Broadcaster, Minnesota Public Radio

EDUCATION

St. Charles Borromeo School; Elementary School;
St. John's Preparatory School, Collegeville, Minnesota; Secondary;
College of St. Thomas; B.A.; Journalism and English, 1984

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

MilitaryUnited States Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps. ??/??/1981 to ??/??/1983
Municipal Council/AldermenSt. Cloud, Minnesota (City Council, At Large; Vice-President, 2005) ??/??/1997 to ??/??/2006

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Paula
Children: Five children: (4 sons, 1 daughter)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

He grew up in St. Anthony Village, Minnesota.

Religion provided by the Catholic Spirit, January 18, 2007, p. 10.

He announced on January 3, 2013 that he had taken a job as director of state legislative policy with Center for Diagnostic Imaging and would be resigning his legislative seat before the end of the month.


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Map of Saint Cloud
Saint Cloud, MN
Total Days Served: 2197

SESSIONS SERVED

87th Legislative Session (2011-2012)

  Session Details
Body: House Elected: 11/2/2010 Term of Office: 1/4/2011 to 1/7/2013
District: 15A Residence: Saint Cloud
Counties Represented: Stearns
Occupation: Business
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:     2011 1st Sp.S. - Author
Committees:
Health and Human Services Finance Minutes
Health and Human Services Reform (Chair) Minutes
Taxes Minutes
Ways and Means Minutes
Session Notes: He served on the Ways and Means Committee in 2012 only.

86th Legislative Session (2009-2010)

  Session Details
Body: House Elected: 11/4/2008 Term of Office: 1/6/2009 to 1/3/2011
District: 15A Residence: Saint Cloud
Counties Represented: Stearns
Occupation: Business, Director of Communications and Consumer Affairs, Coburn's Inc., Groceries
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
Finance Subcommittee: Health Care and Human Services Finance Division Minutes
Finance Subcommittee: Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division: Bioscience and Workforce Development Policy and Oversight Division Minutes
Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight Minutes
State and Local Government Operations Reform, Technology and Elections Minutes

85th Legislative Session (2007-2008)

  Session Details
Body: House Elected: 11/7/2006 Term of Office: 1/3/2007 to 1/5/2009
District: 15A Residence: Saint Cloud
Counties Represented: Stearns
Occupation: Communications and Consumer Affairs Director, Coborn's Inc., Grocery Stores/Former Radio Broadcaster, Minnesota Public Radio
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
E-12 Education Minutes
Finance Subcommittee: Education Finance and Economic Competitiveness Finance Division: Early Childhood Learning Finance Division Minutes
Finance Subcommittee: Health Care and Human Services Finance Division Minutes
Health and Human Services Minutes

Audio/Video
Session Interview (Video) 2008 House Interview

Session Interview (Video) 2007 House Interview


Articles & Books About
Harding, Stephen. "New But Experienced: Gottwalt Brings Nine Years of City Council Experience." Session Weekly, St. Paul: Minnesota House of Representatives Information Office, January 26, 2007, p. 15.




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