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Kriesel, John


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Map of Cottage Grove
Cottage Grove, MN

House 2011-2012 (District 57A)

Party when first elected:  Republican

Counties Served:  Dakota, Washington

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 10/7/1981 Date of Death: 
Birth Place:  Birth County:  Birth Country:
Other Names:
Gender:  Male Religion:  Not Reported
City of Residence (when first elected):  Cottage Grove

Occupation (when first elected):  Private Marketing and Advertising Contractor to the Minnesota Army National Guard/Contributor, Power Trip Morning Radio Show, KFAN-AM 1130

EDUCATION

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

MilitaryMinnesota Army National Guard (Kosovo, 2004; Iraq, Camp Fallujah; Wounded in Iraq, Lost Both Legs; Awarded Combat Infantryman Badge, Purple Heart Medal, and Bronze Star Medal; Staff Sergeant) 10/07/1998 to ??/??/2008
U.S. Legislative Staff/Council/CommissionUnited States Senate (Intern for United States Senator Norm Coleman) ??/??/2007 to ??/??/2007

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Katie
Children: Two children: Elijah and Broden (sons)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

He lost both legs in military combat in Iraq in 2006 as he chronicled in his memoir, Still Standing.

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: 57A Residence: Cottage Grove
Counties Represented: Dakota, Washington
Occupation: Private Marketing and Advertising Contractor to the Minnesota Army National Guard/Contributor, Power Trip Morning Radio Show, KFAN-AM 1130
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:  
Committees:
Capital Investment 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 Minutes
Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance Subcommittee: Judiciary Policy and Finance (Was a Full Committee in 2011) Minutes
State Government Finance Subcommittee: Veterans Services Division Minutes

Articles & Books By
Kriesel, John, and Jim Kosmo. Still Standing: The Story of SSG John Kriesel. Edina, MN: Beaver's Pond Press, 2010.


Articles & Books About
Busse, Nick. "Putting Family First." Session Weekly, St. Paul: Minnesota House of Representatives Information Office, April 20, 2012, p. 19.

Townsend, John. "2011 Person of the Year - John Kriesel: A Profile in Courage." Lavender, December 15-28, 2011.

Busse, Nick. "A Soldier on a New Mission." Session Weekly, St. Paul: Minnesota House of Representatives Information Office, February 4, 2011, p. 19.




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