House 1991-2006 (District 53A)
Party when first elected: Independent Republican
Minnehaha Academy High School; Secondary; Coe College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; B.A.; Urban Studies, 1975
Mary Ramsey Krinkie (appointed to the Metropolitan Council of the Twin Cities by Governor Tim Pawlenty in 2004)
One child: Elizabeth (daughter)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
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.
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