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Parry, Mike

Senate 2010-2012 (District 26)

Party when first elected:  Republican

Counties Served:  Rice, Steele, Waseca

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 1/5/1953 Date of Death: 
Birth Place: Albert Lea, Minnesota Birth County: Freeborn Birth Country: United States
Other Names:
Gender:  Male Religion:  Lutheran
City of Residence (when first elected):  Waseca

Occupation (when first elected):  Owner and Manager, Marketing and Motivation Company, Sterling-Krystel LLC/Family Owned Business, Godfather’s Pizza Franchise, Waseca/Former Radio Station Manager/Former Police Officer

EDUCATION

University of Minnesota, Duluth; Attended College;
Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehensions Peace Officer Standards and Training Academy, Arden Hills; Vocational-Technical School; Licensed Peace Officer, Law Enforcement
Brown Institute of Broadcasting, Minneapolis; Vocational-Technical School; Broadcasting

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

County GovernmentFreeborn County , Minnesota (Deputy Sheriff) ??/??/???? to ??/??/????
Municipal Board/CommissionWaseca, Minnesota (Economic Development Authority, Member) ??/??/???? to ??/??/20??
Municipal GovernmentMorristown, Minnesota (Police Department) ??/??/???? to ??/??/????
Municipal GovernmentJackson, Minnesota (Police Department) ??/??/???? to ??/??/????
MilitaryArmy National Guard (Staff Sergeant) ??/??/???? to ??/??/????
Municipal Council/AldermenWaseca, Minnesota (City Council, Member) ??/??/2004 to ??/??/2008

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Kathy Carlsen (married in 1972)
Children: Two children: Michelle (daughter), Dustin (son)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

Special Legislative Concerns: business, job growth, education.

He was raised on a farm.

He ran successfully for the Republican endorsement for the United States House of Representatives in Minnesota’s 1st Congressional District in the 2012 primary election. He lost the primary to Allen Quist.

He was a licensed General Aviation Pilot.

He was a member of the Masons.

He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Waseca, Minnesota.

Religion provided by his 2010 campaign site.


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Map of Waseca
Waseca, MN
Total Days Served: 1069

SESSIONS SERVED

87th Legislative Session (2011-2012)

  Session Details
Body: Senate Elected: 11/2/2010 Term of Office: 1/4/2011 to 1/7/2013
District: 26 Residence: Waseca
Counties Represented: Rice, Steele, Waseca
Occupation: Small Business Owner, Marketing-Motivation Consultant, Sterling-Krystel, LLC
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:  2011 1st Sp.S. - Chief Author    2011 1st Sp.S. - Author
Committees:
Finance
State Government Innovation and Veterans (Chair)
Transportation

86th Legislative Session (2009-2010) (second half of Senate term)

  Session Details
Body: Senate Elected: 1/26/2010 Term of Office: 2/4/2010 to 1/3/2011 (Special Election)
District: 26 Residence: Waseca
Counties Represented: Rice, Steele, Waseca
Occupation: Owner and Manager, Marketing and Motivation Company, Sterling-Krystel LLC/Family Owned Business, Godfather’s Pizza Franchise, Waseca/Former Radio Station Manager/Former Police Officer
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:     2010 2nd Sp.S. - Author
Committees:
Business, Industry and Jobs
Capital Investment
Finance
Finance Subcommittee: Transportation Budget and Policy Division
State and Local Government Operations and Oversight
Transportation

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