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Marquart, Paul

House 2001-2012 (District 9B); House 2013-Present (District 4B)

Party when first elected:  Democratic-Farmer-Labor

Counties Served:  Becker, Clay, Norman, Otter Tail, Traverse, Wilkin

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 1/9/1957
Birth Place: Fargo, North Dakota
Birth County:
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death:
Gender: Male
Religion: Catholic
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Dilworth
Occupation (when first elected): Educator; Social Studies Teacher, Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton School District

EDUCATION

Fargo North High School, North Dakota; Secondary; Graduate
North Dakota State College of Science; A.A.;
University of North Dakota; B.A.; Journalism, 1980
University of North Dakota; B.S.; Social Studies Education, 1981
Tri-College University, Moorhead; M.S.; Education Administration, 1985

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

Municipal Council/Aldermen: Dilworth, Minnesota (City Council); 1988 to 1989 [Elected]
Municipal Mayor: Dilworth, Minnesota (City Mayor); 1990 to 2000 [Elected]

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Colleen
Children: Two children: Lindsey and Ashley (daughters)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

He served as a wrestling coach at Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton High School.

Religion provided by the Natural Resources Defense Council's State Directories 2005 and Politics in Minnesota the Directory, 2005-2006.

Total Days Served: 6684

SESSIONS SERVED

91st Legislative Session (2019-2020)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 04B
Elected: 11/8/2018
Residence: Dilworth
Term of Office: 1/8/2019 to 1/5/2021
Counties Represented: Becker, Clay, Norman
Occupation: Teacher
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Taxes (Chair) Minutes
  • Taxes: Property and Local Tax Division Minutes
  • Ways & Means Minutes
  • Ways & Means: Education Finance Division Minutes
Leadership Position: Speaker Pro Tempore

90th Legislative Session (2017-2018)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 04B
Elected: 11/8/2016
Residence: Dilworth
Term of Office: 1/3/2017 to 1/7/2019
Counties Represented: Becker, Clay, Norman
Occupation: Teacher
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:     2017 1st Sp.S. - Author
Committees:
Leadership Position: Deputy Minority Leader

89th Legislative Session (2015-2016)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 04B
Elected: 11/4/2014
Residence: Dilworth
Term of Office: 1/6/2015 to 1/2/2017
Counties Represented: Becker, Clay, Norman
Occupation: Teacher
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:     2015 1st Sp.S. - Author
Committees:
  • Agriculture Policy Minutes
  • Education Finance Minutes
  • Taxes: Property Tax & Local Government Finance Division Minutes
Leadership Position: Deputy Minority Leader

88th Legislative Session (2013-2014)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 04B
Elected: 11/6/2012
Residence: Dilworth
Term of Office: 1/8/2013 to 1/5/2015
Counties Represented: Becker, Clay, Norman
Occupation: Teacher, Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton (DGF) School
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:

87th Legislative Session (2011-2012)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 09B
Elected: 11/2/2010
Residence: Dilworth
Term of Office: 1/4/2011 to 1/7/2013
Counties Represented: Becker, Clay, Traverse, Wilkin
Occupation: Teacher, Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton (DGF) School
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:

86th Legislative Session (2009-2010)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 09B
Elected: 11/4/2008
Residence: Dilworth
Term of Office: 1/6/2009 to 1/3/2011
Counties Represented: Becker, Clay, Traverse, Wilkin
Occupation: Teacher, Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton (DGF) School
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:     2010 2nd Sp.S. - Author
Committees:
  • Finance: K-12 Education Finance Division Minutes
  • State and Local Government Operations Reform, Technology and Elections Minutes
  • Taxes Minutes
  • Taxes: Property and Local Sales Tax Division (Chair) Minutes

85th Legislative Session (2007-2008)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 09B
Elected: 11/7/2006
Residence: Dilworth
Term of Office: 1/3/2007 to 1/5/2009
Counties Represented: Becker, Clay, Traverse, Wilkin
Occupation: Teacher, Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton (DGF) School
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:     2007 1st Sp.S. - Author
Committees:
  • Finance: Education Finance and Economic Competitiveness Finance Division: K-12 Finance Division Minutes
  • Local Government and Metropolitan Affairs Minutes
  • Taxes Minutes
  • Taxes: Property Tax Relief and Local Sales Tax Division (Chair) Minutes

84th Legislative Session (2005-2006)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 09B
Elected: 11/2/2004
Residence: Dilworth
Term of Office: 1/4/2005 to 1/2/2007
Counties Represented: Becker, Clay, Traverse, Wilkin
Occupation: Educator, Teacher
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
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: 09B
Elected: 11/5/2002
Residence: Dilworth
Term of Office: 1/7/2003 to 1/3/2005
Counties Represented: Becker, Clay, Traverse, Wilkin
Occupation: Educator, Teacher
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:     2003 1st Sp.S. - Author
Committees:
  • Agriculture and Rural Development Finance
  • Agriculture Policy
  • Taxes

82nd Legislative Session (2001-2002)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 09B
Elected: 11/7/2000
Residence: Dilworth
Term of Office: 1/3/2001 to 1/6/2003
Counties Represented: Becker, Clay, Otter Tail, Wilkin
Occupation: Educator; Social Studies Teacher, Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton School District
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:     2001 1st Sp.S. - Author
Committees:
  • Commerce, Jobs, and Economic Development
  • Education Policy
  • Higher Education Finance
Articles & Books About
Stahl, Theresa. "On a Rural Mission." Session Weekly, St. Paul: Minnesota House of Representatives Information Office, February 16, 2001, p. 16.



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