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Onnen, Tony D.

House 1977-92 (District 22B); House 1993-94 (District 20B)

Party when first elected:  Independent Republican

Counties Served:  Carver, Hennepin, McLeod, Meeker, Wright

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 7/??/1938
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Gender: Male
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City of Residence (when first elected): Cokato
Occupation (when first elected): Accountant

EDUCATION

University of Nebraska; B.S.; Business Administration

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: JoAnn
Children: Five children: Jennifer, Kristin, Matthew, Ruth, and Lori
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

Total Days Served: 7028

SESSIONS SERVED

79th Legislative Session (1995-1996)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 20B
Elected: 11/8/1994
Residence: Cokato
Term of Office: 1/3/1995 to 1/6/1997
Counties Represented: Carver, McLeod, Wright
Occupation: Accountant/Insurance Sales
Party: Independent Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Financial Institutions and Insurance
  • Health and Human Services
  • Health and Human Services Subcommittee: Health and Human Services Finance Division
  • Regulated Industries and Energy

78th Legislative Session (1993-1994)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 20B
Elected: 11/3/1992
Residence: Cokato
Term of Office: 1/5/1993 to 1/2/1995
Counties Represented: Carver, McLeod, Wright
Occupation: Accountant/Insurance Sales
Party: Independent Republican
Committees:
  • Financial Institutions and Insurance
  • Financial Institutions and Insurance Subcommittee: Insurance
  • Health and Human Services
  • Health and Human Services Subcommittee: Health and Housing Finance Division
  • Regulated Industries and Energy

77th Legislative Session (1991-1992)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 22B
Elected: 11/6/1990
Residence: Cokato
Term of Office: 1/8/1991 to 1/4/1993
Counties Represented: Hennepin, Wright
Occupation: Insurance Sales
Party: Independent Republican
Committees:
  • Financial Institutions and Insurance
  • Health and Human Services
  • Health and Human Services Subcommittee: Standards and Regulations
  • Judiciary
  • Judiciary Subcommittee: Civil Law
  • Taxes
  • Taxes Subcommittee: Property Tax

76th Legislative Session (1989-1990)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 22B
Elected: 11/8/1988
Residence: Cokato
Term of Office: 1/3/1989 to 1/7/1991
Counties Represented: Hennepin, Wright
Occupation: Insurance Sales
Party: Independent Republican
Committees:
  • Health and Human Services
  • Health and Human Services Subcommittee: Social Services
  • Insurance
  • Local Government and Metropolitan Affairs
  • Local Government and Metropolitan Affairs Subcommittee: Metro Affairs
  • Taxes
  • Taxes Subcommittee: Property Tax

75th Legislative Session (1987-1988)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 22B
Elected: 11/4/1986
Residence: Cokato
Term of Office: 1/6/1987 to 1/2/1989
Counties Represented: Hennepin, Wright
Occupation: Insurance Sales/Accountant/Former Hospital Administrator
Party: Independent Republican
Committees:
  • Health and Human Services
  • Health and Human Services Subcommittee: Social Services
  • Local and Urban Affairs
  • Taxes
  • Taxes Subcommittee: Tax Law Division

74th Legislative Session (1985-1986)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 22B
Elected: 11/6/1984
Residence: Cokato
Term of Office: 1/8/1985 to 1/5/1987
Counties Represented: Hennepin, Wright
Occupation: Accountant
Party: Independent Republican
Committees:
  • Health and Human Services (Chair)
  • Health and Human Services Subcommittee: Social Services
  • Judiciary
  • Taxes
  • Taxes Subcommittee: Sales Tax

73rd Legislative Session (1983-1984)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 22B
Elected: 11/2/1982
Residence: Cokato
Term of Office: 1/4/1983 to 1/7/1985
Counties Represented: Hennepin, Wright
Occupation: Accountant
Party: Independent Republican
Committees:
  • Health and Welfare
  • Health and Welfare Subcommittee: Social Services
  • Local and Urban Affairs
  • Local and Urban Affairs Subcommittee: Physical and Economic Development
  • Taxes
  • Taxes Subcommittee: Tax Laws Division
  • Taxes Subcommittee: Tax Laws Division: Property Tax Policy and Administration Subcommittee

72nd Legislative Session (1981-1982)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 22B
Elected: 11/4/1980
Residence: Cokato
Term of Office: 1/6/1981 to 1/3/1983
Counties Represented: Hennepin, McLeod, Meeker, Wright
Occupation: Public Accountant/Former Hospital Administrator
Party: Independent Republican
Committees:
  • Health and Welfare
  • Health and Welfare Subcommittee: Social Services
  • Judiciary
  • Judiciary Subcommittee: Law Reform
  • Local and Urban Affairs Subcommittee: Local Government Financing
  • Taxes
  • Taxes Subcommittee: Tax Laws Division

71st Legislative Session (1979-1980)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 22B
Elected: 11/7/1978
Residence: Cokato
Term of Office: 1/3/1979 to 1/5/1981
Counties Represented: Hennepin, McLeod, Meeker, Wright
Occupation: Public Accountant
Party: Independent Republican
Committees:
  • General Legislation and Veterans Affairs
  • General Legislation and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee: General Law and Veterans Affairs
  • Health and Welfare
  • Health and Welfare Subcommittee: Social Services
  • Taxes
  • Taxes Subcommittee: Division I - Income and Sales Tax Division

70th Legislative Session (1977-1978)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 22B
Elected: 9/27/1977
Residence: Cokato
Term of Office: 10/11/1977 to 1/2/1979 (Special Election)
Counties Represented: Hennepin, McLeod, Meeker, Wright
Occupation: Accountant
Party: Independent Republican
Committees:
Articles & Books About
"Five More House Members Announce Retirement." Session Weekly, St. Paul: Minnesota House of Representatives Information Office, April 12, 1996, p. 42.



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