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Downey, Keith


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Map of Edina
Edina, MN

House 2009-2012 (District 41A)

Party when first elected:  Republican

Counties Served:  Hennepin

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: ??/??/1960 Date of Death: 
Birth Place: Edina, Minnesota Birth County: Hennepin Birth Country: United States
Other Names:
Gender:  Male Religion:  Presbyterian
City of Residence (when first elected):  Edina

Occupation (when first elected):  Management Consultant; Partner, Virchow Krause Consulting; Consult State and Local Governments on Strategy, Operations, and Technology

EDUCATION

Morningside Elementary School, Edina; Elementary School;
Southview Middle School; Elementary School;
East High School, Edina; Secondary; 1979
University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire; B.B.A.; Management Information Systems, 1983
University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire; M.I.S.;

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

State Board/Commission/CouncilMinnesota Academic Excellence Foundation (Appointed by Governor Tim Pawlenty)Appointed??/??/20?? to ??/??/20??

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Amy
Children: Three children: Hannah and Sarah (daughters); Michael (son)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

He was a member of Christ Presbyterian Church in Edina, Minnesota.

He ran unsuccessfully as the Republican party endorsed candidate for Minnesota Senate District 49 in the 2012 election.

Religion provided by his campaign website, 2008.

He was elected state GOP chairman on April 6, 2013 on the first ballot. (Pioneer Press, April 7, 2013)

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: 41A Residence: Edina
Counties Represented: Hennepin
Occupation: Consultant
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
Education Finance Minutes
State Government Finance Minutes
Taxes Minutes
Ways and Means Minutes

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: 41A Residence: Edina
Counties Represented: Hennepin
Occupation: Management Consultant; Partner, Virchow Krause Consulting; Consult State and Local Governments on Strategy, Operations, and Technology
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
Finance Subcommittee: Early Childhood Finance and Policy Division Minutes
Finance Subcommittee: Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division Minutes
Finance Subcommittee: State Government Finance Division Minutes
K-12 Education Policy and Oversight Minutes
Taxes Minutes

Audio/Video
Session Interview (Video) 2009 House Interview


Articles & Books About
Hegman, Sonja. "Planning for the Future. Downey Hopes to Offer Proactive Ideas for State's Future." Session Weekly, St. Paul: Minnesota House of Representatives Information Office, February 6, 2009, p. 17.




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