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Krinkie, Philip B. "Phil"

House 1991-2006 (District 53A)

Party when first elected:  Independent Republican

Counties Served:  Anoka, Ramsey

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 2/3/1950
Birth Place: Maplewood, Minnesota
Birth County: Ramsey
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death:
Gender: Male
Religion: Lutheran
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names: Phil
City of Residence (when first elected): Shoreview
Occupation (when first elected): Businessman; Owner, The Snelling Company, Heating and Air Conditioning

EDUCATION

Minnehaha Academy High School; Secondary;
Coe College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; B.A.; Urban Studies, 1975

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

State Legislative Staff: Minnesota House of Representatives (House Intern); 1975 to 197?
State Board/Commission/Council: Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees (At-Large, Appointed by Governor Tim Pawlenty); 06/2010 to 20?? [Appointed]

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Mary Ramsey Krinkie (appointed to the Metropolitan Council of the Twin Cities by Governor Tim Pawlenty in 2004)
Children: One child: Elizabeth (daughter)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

He ran unsuccessfully for the Minnesota House of Representatives twice before he won in the 1990 election. ("Election was 'Realization of a Dream' for Krinkie." Session Weekly, February 22, 1991, p. 15.)

He sought and lost the Republican party endorsement to Michele Bachmann for the 6th Congressional House District race in May 2006.

He ran unsuccessfully as the Republican party endorsed candidate for the Minnesota House of Representatives in the 2006 election. His opponent, Paul Gardner, defeated him by only 55 votes so an automatic recount occurred. The recount confirmed that Paul Gardner had won, by 51 votes.

Religion provided by Politics in Minnesota the Directory, 2005-2006.

Total Days Served: 5839

SESSIONS SERVED

84th Legislative Session (2005-2006)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 53A
Elected: 11/2/2004
Residence: Shoreview
Term of Office: 1/4/2005 to 1/2/2007
Counties Represented: Anoka, Ramsey
Occupation: Small Business Owner, The Snelling Company, Heating and Air Conditioning
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:  2005 1st Sp.S. - Chief Author    2005 1st Sp.S. - Author
Committees:

83rd Legislative Session (2003-2004)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 53A
Elected: 11/5/2002
Residence: Shoreview
Term of Office: 1/7/2003 to 1/3/2005
Counties Represented: Anoka, Ramsey
Occupation: Small Business Owner, The Snelling Company, Heating and Air Conditioning
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:  2003 1st Sp.S. - Chief Author    2003 1st Sp.S. - Author
Committees:
  • Capital Investment (Chair)
  • Education Finance
  • Education Policy
  • Ways and Means
Leadership Position: Assistant Majority Leader

82nd Legislative Session (2001-2002)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 53A
Elected: 11/7/2000
Residence: Shoreview
Term of Office: 1/3/2001 to 1/6/2003
Counties Represented: Anoka, Ramsey
Occupation: Small Business Owner, The Snelling Company, Heating and Air Conditioning
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:  2001 1st Sp.S. - Chief Author    2001 1st Sp.S. - Author
Committees:
  • Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs Policy
  • Local Government and Metropolitan Affairs
  • State Government Finance (Chair)
  • Taxes
  • Ways and Means

81st Legislative Session (1999-2000)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 53A
Elected: 11/3/1998
Residence: Shoreview
Term of Office: 1/5/1999 to 1/2/2001
Counties Represented: Anoka, Ramsey
Occupation: Small Business Owner, The Snelling Company, Heating and Air Conditioning
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Capital Investment
  • Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs Policy
  • State Government Finance (Chair)
  • Ways and Means

80th Legislative Session (1997-1998)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 53A
Elected: 11/5/1996
Residence: Shoreview
Term of Office: 1/7/1997 to 1/4/1999
Counties Represented: Anoka, Ramsey
Occupation: Small Business Owner, The Snelling Company, Heating and Air Conditioning
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Economic Development and International Trade
  • Economic Development and International Trade: Economic Development
  • Governmental Operations
  • Governmental Operations: Government Structures, Reform and Efficiency
  • Governmental Operations: State Government Finance Division
  • Local Government and Metropolitan Affairs
  • Ways and Means

79th Legislative Session (1995-1996)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 53A
Elected: 11/8/1994
Residence: Shoreview
Term of Office: 1/3/1995 to 1/6/1997
Counties Represented: Anoka, Ramsey
Occupation: Small Business Owner, The Snelling Company, Heating and Air Conditioning
Party: Independent Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Local Government and Metropolitan Affairs
  • Local Government and Metropolitan Affairs: Metropolitan Government
  • Taxes
  • Taxes: Sales and Income Tax Division
  • Transportation and Transit
  • Transportation and Transit: Transportation Regulation
  • Ways and Means
  • Ways and Means: Government Efficiency and Oversight Division

78th Legislative Session (1993-1994)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 53A
Elected: 11/3/1992
Residence: Shoreview
Term of Office: 1/5/1993 to 1/2/1995
Counties Represented: Anoka, Ramsey
Occupation: Small Business Owner, The Snelling Company, Heating and Air Conditioning
Party: Independent Republican
Committees:
  • Governmental Operations and Gambling
  • Governmental Operations and Gambling: Administrative Rules
  • Governmental Operations and Gambling: State Government Finance Division
  • Local Government and Metropolitan Affairs: Metropolitan Government
  • Taxes
  • Transportation and Transit

77th Legislative Session (1991-1992)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 53A
Elected: 11/6/1990
Residence: Shoreview
Term of Office: 1/8/1991 to 1/4/1993
Counties Represented: Ramsey
Occupation: Businessman; Owner, The Snelling Company, Heating and Air Conditioning
Party: Independent Republican
Committees:
  • Energy
  • Governmental Operations
  • Governmental Operations: Personnel
  • Labor-Management Relations
  • Local Government and Metropolitan Affairs
Articles & Books About
"Election was 'Realization of a Dream' for Krinkie." Session Weekly, St. Paul: Minnesota House of Representatives Information Office, February 22, 1991, p. 15.



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