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Mariani, Carlos

House 1991-2012 (District 65B); House 2013-Present (District 65B)

Party when first elected:  Democratic-Farmer-Labor

Counties Served:  Ramsey

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 7/13/1957
Birth Place: ,
Birth County:
Birth Country:
Date of Death:
Gender: Male
Religion:
Reported Minority:   Hispanic, Latino or Spanish Origin
Other Names:
Alternate Spelling of Last Name: Mariani Rosa
City of Residence (when first elected): Saint Paul
Occupation (when first elected): Social Issues Program Director

EDUCATION

Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota; B.A.; History
University of Minnesota, Law School; Attended Law School; Law
University of Minnesota, Humphrey Institute; Fellowship; Mondale Policy Fellow

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Maritza
Children: Three children
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

He was of Puerto Rican ancestry (Minneapolis Star Tribune 2/11/1996) and Hispanic. (Session Weekly, January 18, 1991)

He was raised on Chicago, Illinois' West Side.

Total Days Served: 10240

SESSIONS SERVED

91st Legislative Session (2019-2020)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 65B
Elected: 11/8/2018
Residence: Saint Paul
Term of Office: 1/8/2019 to 1/5/2021
Counties Represented: Ramsey
Occupation: Nonprofit Management
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Education Policy Minutes
  • Ways & Means Minutes
  • Ways & Means: Corrections Division Minutes
  • Ways & Means: Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Division Minutes
  • Ways & Means: Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Finance & Policy Division (Chair) Minutes

90th Legislative Session (2017-2018)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 65B
Elected: 11/8/2016
Residence: Saint Paul
Term of Office: 1/3/2017 to 1/7/2019
Counties Represented: Ramsey
Occupation: Nonprofit Management
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:

89th Legislative Session (2015-2016)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 65B
Elected: 11/4/2014
Residence: Saint Paul
Term of Office: 1/6/2015 to 1/2/2017
Counties Represented: Ramsey
Occupation: Nonprofit Management
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:     2015 1st Sp.S. - Author
Committees:

88th Legislative Session (2013-2014)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 65B
Elected: 11/6/2012
Residence: Saint Paul
Term of Office: 1/8/2013 to 1/5/2015
Counties Represented: Ramsey
Occupation: Nonprofit Management
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:

87th Legislative Session (2011-2012)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 65B
Elected: 11/2/2010
Residence: Saint Paul
Term of Office: 1/4/2011 to 1/7/2013
Counties Represented: Ramsey
Occupation: Nonprofit Management
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:     2011 1st Sp.S. - Author
Committees:
  • Education Finance Minutes
  • Education Reform Minutes
  • Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance Minutes

86th Legislative Session (2009-2010)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 65B
Elected: 11/4/2008
Residence: Saint Paul
Term of Office: 1/6/2009 to 1/3/2011
Counties Represented: Ramsey
Occupation: Nonprofit Management; Executive Director, Minnesota Minority Education Partnership, Inc.
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:     2010 1st Sp.S. - Author
Committees:
  • Finance: Early Childhood Finance and Policy Division Minutes
  • Finance: K-12 Education Finance Division Minutes
  • K-12 Education Policy and Oversight (Chair) Minutes
  • Ways and Means Minutes

85th Legislative Session (2007-2008)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 65B
Elected: 11/7/2006
Residence: Saint Paul
Term of Office: 1/3/2007 to 1/5/2009
Counties Represented: Ramsey
Occupation: Nonprofit Management; Executive Director, Minnesota Minority Education Partnership
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • E-12 Education (Chair) Minutes
  • Environment and Natural Resources Minutes
  • Finance Minutes
  • Finance: Education Finance and Economic Competitiveness Finance Division Minutes
  • Finance: Education Finance and Economic Competitiveness Finance Division: K-12 Finance Division Minutes
  • Finance: Education Finance and Economic Competitiveness Finance Division: K-12 Finance Division: Disparities in Student Support and Service Minutes - Ex Officio Member
  • Ways and Means Minutes

84th Legislative Session (2005-2006)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 65B
Elected: 11/2/2004
Residence: Saint Paul
Term of Office: 1/4/2005 to 1/2/2007
Counties Represented: Ramsey
Occupation: Non-Profit Management
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:

83rd Legislative Session (2003-2004)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 65B
Elected: 11/5/2002
Residence: Saint Paul
Term of Office: 1/7/2003 to 1/3/2005
Counties Represented: Ramsey
Occupation: Non-Profit Management
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:     2003 1st Sp.S. - Author
Committees:
  • Education Finance
  • Education Policy
  • Local Government and Metropolitan Affairs

82nd Legislative Session (2001-2002)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 65B
Elected: 11/7/2000
Residence: Saint Paul
Term of Office: 1/3/2001 to 1/6/2003
Counties Represented: Ramsey
Occupation: Non-Profit Management
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:     2002 1st Sp.S. - Author
Committees:
  • Capital Investment
  • Education Policy
  • Redistricting

81st Legislative Session (1999-2000)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 65B
Elected: 11/3/1998
Residence: Saint Paul
Term of Office: 1/5/1999 to 1/2/2001
Counties Represented: Ramsey
Occupation: Consultant/Non-Profit Management
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Education Policy
  • Family and Early Childhood Education Finance
  • Health and Human Services Policy

80th Legislative Session (1997-1998)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 65B
Elected: 11/5/1996
Residence: Saint Paul
Term of Office: 1/7/1997 to 1/4/1999
Counties Represented: Ramsey
Occupation: Consultant/Non-Profit Management
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Capital Investment
  • Economic Development and International Trade
  • Economic Development and International Trade: Housing and Housing Finance Division
  • Economic Development and International Trade: International Trade
  • Education: Family and Early Childhood Education Finance Division
  • Ethics
  • Financial Institutions and Insurance

79th Legislative Session (1995-1996)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 65B
Elected: 11/8/1994
Residence: Saint Paul
Term of Office: 1/3/1995 to 1/6/1997
Counties Represented: Ramsey
Occupation: Consultant/Non-Profit Management
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Education
  • Education: K-12 Education Finance Division - Ex Officio Member
  • Education: University of Minnesota Finance Division
  • Housing
  • Local Government and Metropolitan Affairs
  • Transportation and Transit
  • Transportation and Transit: Transportation Regulation
Leadership Position: Assistant Majority Leader

78th Legislative Session (1993-1994)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 65B
Elected: 11/3/1992
Residence: Saint Paul
Term of Office: 1/5/1993 to 1/2/1995
Counties Represented: Ramsey
Occupation: None Listed
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Committees:
  • Economic Development, Infrastructure and Regulation Finance
  • Housing
  • Housing: Manufactured Housing
  • Judiciary
  • Judiciary: Criminal Justice and Family Law
  • Local Government and Metropolitan Affairs
  • Local Government and Metropolitan Affairs: Transit
  • Transportation and Transit

77th Legislative Session (1991-1992)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 65B
Elected: 11/6/1990
Residence: Saint Paul
Term of Office: 1/8/1991 to 1/4/1993
Counties Represented: Ramsey
Occupation: Social Issues Program Director
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Committees:
  • Education
  • Education: Higher Education Division
  • Housing
  • Housing: Community Revitalization (Chair)
  • Transportation
  • Transportation: Air, Rail, and Toll Roads
Session Interviews
Session Interview (Video) 2018 House Interview

Session Interview (Video) 2006 House Interview


Articles & Books About
"Mariani Carries Out Campaign Housing Pledge." Session Weekly, St. Paul: Minnesota House of Representatives Information Office, March 22, 1991, p. 15.

"Minority Membership Increases." Session Weekly, St. Paul: Minnesota House of Representatives Information Office, January 18, 1991, p. 19.



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