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Shimanski, Ron


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Map of Silver Lake
Silver Lake, MN

House 2007-2012 (District 18A)

Party when first elected:  Republican

Counties Served:  McLeod, Meeker

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 11/23/1952 Date of Death: 
Birth Place: Hutchinson, Minnesota Birth County: McLeod Birth Country: United States
Other Names:
Gender:  Male Religion:  Catholic
City of Residence (when first elected):  Silver Lake

Occupation (when first elected):  Farmer; Crops, Beef Cattle, and Apple Orchard/Layout and Design Technician

EDUCATION

Silver Lake High School; Secondary; Graduate
St. Cloud State College; Attended College; Business and Management Courses
Willmar Community College; A.S.; Agricultural Business

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

County Board/CommissionerMcLeod County, Minnesota (County Commissioner)Elected??/??/2013 to ??/??/????

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Widower
Children: Three children: (sons)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

He grew up on a farm.

He ran unsuccessfully for the Republican party endorsement in House District 18B in the 2012 primary election. He lost the endorsement to Glenn Gruenhagen.

He was a member of the Church of the Holy Family in Silver Lake, Minnesota.

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: House Elected: 11/2/2010 Term of Office: 1/4/2011 to 1/7/2013
District: 18A Residence: Silver Lake
Counties Represented: McLeod, Meeker
Occupation: Farmer/Layout and Design Technician
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
Agriculture and Rural Development Policy and Finance Minutes
Judiciary Policy and Finance (Became a Subcommittee of Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance in 2012) Minutes
Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance Subcommittee: Judiciary Policy and Finance (Was a Full Committee in 2011) (Chair) Minutes
Transportation Policy and Finance Minutes
Leadership Position: Assistant Majority Whip

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: 18A Residence: Silver Lake
Counties Represented: McLeod, Meeker
Occupation: Farmer/Layout and Design Technician
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Minutes
Ethics Minutes
Finance Minutes
Finance Subcommittee: Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Finance Division Minutes
Public Safety Policy and Oversight Minutes
Public Safety Policy and Oversight Subcommittee: Crime Victims/Criminal Records Division Minutes
Leadership Position: Assistant Minority Whip
Session Notes: He was an alternate member of the Ethics Committee.

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: 18A Residence: Silver Lake
Counties Represented: McLeod, Meeker
Occupation: Farmer; Crops, Beef Cattle, and Apple Orchard/Layout and Design Technician
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Minutes
Commerce and Labor Subcommittee: Labor and Consumer Protection Division Minutes
Commerce and Labor Subcommittee: Telecommunications Regulation and Infrastructure Division Minutes
Finance Subcommittee: Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Finance Division Minutes

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