House 1987-2012 (District 5A)
Party when first elected: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Marquette Parochial School ; Elementary School; Roosevelt High School; Secondary; Graduate, 1968Mesabi Range Community and Technical College ; A.A.; 1970University of Minnesota, Duluth; B.A.; Political Science Major, History Minor, Cum Laude, 1972
Lenore Lampi (when first elected; married in September 1973 for nearly 30 years); Single; Jean Cole (married in 2012)
Two children: Ida (daughter), Victor "Vic" (son) and three stepdaughters: Katie, Kelsey, and Christine
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
He has Croatian ancestry.He ran unsuccessfully to become the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party candidate for Governor of Minnesota in the 2010 election. He dropped out during the state convention.He was an unsuccessful candidate for the Minnesota House of Representatives in the 1982 Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party primary election. Dominic Elioff's margin of victory over Tom Rukavina in the primary election was so small that a recount occurred. Dominic Elioff was determined to be the winner.He worked for Congressman Rick Nolan. (Ely Echo, January 12, 2019)"The building which houses the Iron Range Engineering Program at Mesabi Range College bears his name." (Ely Echo, January 12, 2019)His funeral will be held January 19, 2019 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Virginia, Minnesota.