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Dill, David

House 2003-2012 (District 6A); 2013-2015 (District 3A)

Party when first elected:  Democratic-Farmer-Labor

Counties Served:  Cook, Koochiching, Lake, St. Louis

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 7/7/1955
Birth Place: , Indiana
Birth County:
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death: 8/8/2015
Gender: Male
Religion:
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Crane Lake
Occupation (when first elected): City Administrator; Orr, Minnesota/Commercial Pilot

EDUCATION

Southport High School, Indiana; Secondary;
Indiana University; Attended College;

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

Municipal Government: Orr, Minnesota (City Administrator, 12 years); 199? to 20??

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

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

GENERAL NOTES

He moved to Crane Lake, Minnesota in 1982.

He died of cancer while still in office.

"'There are few legislators who focused so intently on representing his constituents or who did so more effectively,' said House DFL Leader Paul Thissen, of Minneapolis. "He wore his success lightly and when he spoke, people listened because they knew he said what he really believed, he didn't play partisan games, and most often had common sense on his side.'" (Star Tribune obituary, August 10, 2015)

"'The individual requests that came up through his office, he'd take the time to make the phone calls and straighten things out for them,' (Lake County commissioner Rick) Goutermont said. 'Time and time again he would do that and we're certainly going to miss him on both ends of the spectrum, whether it's the big picture or the little picture. It's a huge void in our legislative process.'" (Lake County News Chronicle, August 17, 2015)

Total Days Served: 4597

SESSIONS SERVED

89th Legislative Session (2015-2016)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 03A
Elected: 11/4/2014
Residence: Crane Lake
Term of Office: 1/6/2015 to 8/8/2015 (unfinished term)
Counties Represented: Cook, Koochiching, Lake, St. Louis
Occupation: Consultant
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Agriculture Finance Minutes
  • Environment & Natural Resources Policy & Finance Minutes
  • Greater Minnesota Economic & Workforce Development Policy Minutes
  • Mining & Outdoor Recreation Policy Minutes
Reason for unfinished term: Death
Session Notes: He died while in office on August 8, 2015.

88th Legislative Session (2013-2014)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 03A
Elected: 11/6/2012
Residence: Crane Lake
Term of Office: 1/8/2013 to 1/5/2015
Counties Represented: Cook, Koochiching, Lake, St. Louis
Occupation: Consultant
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Agriculture Policy Minutes
  • Environment and Natural Resources Policy (Chair) Minutes
  • Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Finance Minutes
  • Government Operations Minutes

87th Legislative Session (2011-2012)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 06A
Elected: 11/2/2010
Residence: Crane Lake
Term of Office: 1/4/2011 to 1/7/2013
Counties Represented: Cook, Lake, St. Louis
Occupation: Consultant
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:     2012 1st Sp.S. - Author
Committees:
  • Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Policy and Finance Minutes
  • Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Policy and Finance Subcommittee: Legacy Funding Division Minutes
  • Jobs and Economic Development Finance Minutes

86th Legislative Session (2009-2010)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 06A
Elected: 11/4/2008
Residence: Crane Lake
Term of Office: 1/6/2009 to 1/3/2011
Counties Represented: Cook, Lake, St. Louis
Occupation: Commercial Pilot/Aircraft and Power Plant Mechanic
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Environment Policy and Oversight Minutes
  • Environment Policy and Oversight Subcommittee: Game, Fish and Forestry Division (Chair) Minutes
  • Finance Subcommittee: Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division Minutes
  • Rules and Legislative Administration Minutes
  • Taxes Minutes

85th Legislative Session (2007-2008)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 06A
Elected: 11/7/2006
Residence: Crane Lake
Term of Office: 1/3/2007 to 1/5/2009
Counties Represented: Cook, Lake, St. Louis
Occupation: Commercial Pilot/Aircraft and Power Plant Mechanic
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Environment and Natural Resources Minutes
  • Environment and Natural Resources Subcommittee: Game, Fish and Forestry Division (Chair) Minutes
  • Finance Subcommittee: Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division Minutes
  • Rules and Legislative Administration Minutes
  • Taxes Minutes

84th Legislative Session (2005-2006)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 06A
Elected: 11/2/2004
Residence: Crane Lake
Term of Office: 1/4/2005 to 1/2/2007
Counties Represented: Cook, Lake, St. Louis
Occupation: Commercial Pilot/Aircraft and Power Plant Mechanic
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:     2005 1st Sp.S. - Author
Committees:
  • Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources Finance Minutes
  • Environment and Natural Resources Minutes
  • Taxes Minutes

83rd Legislative Session (2003-2004)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 06A
Elected: 11/5/2002
Residence: Crane Lake
Term of Office: 1/7/2003 to 1/3/2005
Counties Represented: Cook, Lake, St. Louis
Occupation: City Administrator; Orr, Minnesota/Commercial Pilot
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:  2003 1st Sp.S. - Chief Author    2003 1st Sp.S. - Author
Committees:
  • Agriculture and Rural Development Finance
  • Agriculture Policy
  • Environment and Natural Resources Finance
  • Environment and Natural Resources Policy
Session Interviews
Session Interview (Video) 2003 House Interview


Articles & Books About
"State Rep. David Dill Remember by Local Officials." Lake County News Chronicle, August 17, 2015.

Mullen, Mike. "Colleagues Remember David Dill as House's 'Quiet Giant'." Politics in Minnesota, August 12, 2015.

Walsh, Paul. "Rep. was a Champion of Outdoors." Star Tribune, August 10, 2015, p. A7.

"State Rep. David Dill of Crane Lake Dies of Cancer at Age 60." Duluth News Tribune, August 9, 2015.

Brown, Aaron. "Iron Range-area lawmaker dies of cancer." Minnesota Brown, August 9, 2015.

Coombe, Tom. "State Rep. David Dill Loses Cancer Fight." The Ely Echo, August 9, 2015.

Hanna, Bill. "State Rep. David Dill, DFL-Crane Lake, Dies from Cancer at Age 60." Mesabi Daily News, August 9, 2015.

Lebens, Nancy. "State Rep. David Dill Dies." Capitol View Blog, MPR News, August 9, 2015.

Lawler, Christa. "State Rep. David Dill, 60, Dies After Battle with Cancer. Pioneer Press, August 8, 2015.

Cook, Mike. "Now is the Time: After Years of 'Unofficially' Representing the Interests of His District, Dill Takes a Seat in St. Paul." Session Weekly, St. Paul: Minnesota House of Representatives Information Office, January 17, 2003, p. 12.



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