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Finseth, Tim

House 1993-2002 (District 1B)

Party when first elected:  Independent Republican

Counties Served:  Marshall, Pennington, Polk, Red Lake

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 1/7/1964
Birth Place:
Birth County:
Birth Country:
Date of Death:
Gender: Male
Religion: Evangelical Covenant
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Angus
Occupation (when first elected): Manager, Marshall County Soil and Water Conservation District

EDUCATION

Northland Community College; A.A.; History/Economics
Moorhead State University; B.A.; Political Science

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

County Government: Marshall County Soil and Water Conservation District (Manager); 19?? to ?
State Legislative Staff: Minnesota Senate (Intern for Senator Leroy Stumpf); 198? to 198?

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Ruth
Children: One child: Cameron (son)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

He ran unsuccessfully for the Minnesota House of Representatives in the 1992 election.

Religion provided by The Minnesota Legislative Manual, 1999-2000.

Total Days Served: 3456

SESSIONS SERVED

82nd Legislative Session (2001-2002)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 01B
Elected: 11/7/2000
Residence: Angus
Term of Office: 1/3/2001 to 1/6/2003
Counties Represented: Marshall, Pennington, Polk, Red Lake
Occupation: Manager, Marshall County Soil and Water Conservation District
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:     2001 1st Sp.S. - Author
Committees:
  • Agriculture and Rural Development Finance
  • Agriculture and Rural Development Policy (Chair)
  • Environment and Natural Resources Finance
  • Environment and Natural Resources Policy

81st Legislative Session (1999-2000)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 01B
Elected: 11/3/1998
Residence: Angus
Term of Office: 1/5/1999 to 1/2/2001
Counties Represented: Marshall, Pennington, Polk, Red Lake
Occupation: Manager, Marshall County Soil and Water Conservation District
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Agriculture and Rural Development Finance
  • Agriculture Policy (Chair)
  • Environment and Natural Resources Finance
  • Environment and Natural Resources Policy
  • Ways and Means

80th Legislative Session (1997-1998)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 01B
Elected: 11/5/1996
Residence: Angus
Term of Office: 1/7/1997 to 1/4/1999
Counties Represented: Marshall, Pennington, Polk, Red Lake
Occupation: Manager, Marshall County Soil and Water Conservation District
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Environment and Natural Resources
  • Environment and Natural Resources: Land Sales
  • Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Finance
  • Transportation and Transit
  • Transportation and Transit: Transportation Efficiency and Standards
  • Ways and Means

79th Legislative Session (1995-1996)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 01B
Elected: 11/8/1994
Residence: Angus
Term of Office: 1/3/1995 to 1/6/1997
Counties Represented: Marshall, Pennington, Polk, Red Lake
Occupation: Manager, Marshall County Soil and Water Conservation District
Party: Independent Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Agriculture
  • Agriculture: Agriculture Finance and Rural Development
  • Agriculture: Dairy Policy and Soil and Water Conservation
  • Environment and Natural Resources
  • Environment and Natural Resources Finance
  • Local Government and Metropolitan Affairs

78th Legislative Session (1993-1994)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 01B
Elected: 7/13/1993
Residence: Angus
Term of Office: 7/22/1993 to 1/2/1995 (Special Election)
Counties Represented: Marshall, Pennington, Polk, Red Lake
Occupation: Manager, Marshall County Soil and Water Conservation District
Party: Independent Republican
Committees:
  • Housing
  • Judiciary
  • Judiciary: Judiciary Finance Division
  • Local Government and Metropolitan Affairs
Session Notes: His swearing in date is uncertain.
Articles & Books About
Thilmany, Jean M. "Finseth Hunts For Worker's Compensation Reform." Session Weekly, St. Paul: Minnesota House of Representatives Information Office, March 11, 1994, p. 17 .



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