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Nelson, Michael V. "Mike"

House 2003-2012 (District 46A); House 2013-Present (District 40A)

Party when first elected:  Democratic-Farmer-Labor

Counties Served:  Hennepin

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 6/2/1954
Birth Place: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Birth County: Hennepin
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death:
Gender: Male
Religion: Lutheran
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names: Mike
City of Residence (when first elected): Brooklyn Park
Occupation (when first elected): Trades, Carpenter

EDUCATION

Park Center High School; Secondary;
Hennepin Technical College; Vocational-Technical School; North Campus, Carpentry

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

Municipal Government: Minneapolis, Minnesota (Housing Authority, Carpenter, 16 years); 19?? to ?

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Kathleen
Children: Three children: Peter, Raymond, and William (sons)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

He ran unsuccessfully for the Minnesota House of Representatives in a 2002 special election. He lost to John Jordan.

Religion provided by the 2006 WCCO TV Voters' Guide.

Total Days Served: 6161

SESSIONS SERVED

91st Legislative Session (2019-2020)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 40A
Elected: 11/6/2018
Residence: Brooklyn Park
Term of Office: 1/8/2019 to 1/5/2021
Counties Represented: Hennepin
Occupation: Retired
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:  2019 1st Sp.S. - Chief Author    2019 1st Sp.S. - Author
Committees:
  • Government Operations Minutes
  • Labor Minutes
  • Ways & Means Minutes
  • Ways & Means: State Government Finance Division (Chair) Minutes
  • Ways & Means: Transportation Finance & Policy Division Minutes

90th Legislative Session (2017-2018)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 40A
Elected: 11/8/2016
Residence: Brooklyn Park
Term of Office: 1/3/2017 to 1/7/2019
Counties Represented: Hennepin
Occupation: Trades
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:     2017 1st Sp.S. - Author
Committees:
  • Government Operations & Elections Policy Minutes
  • Taxes: Property Tax & Local Government Finance Division Minutes
  • Transportation Finance Minutes

89th Legislative Session (2015-2016)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 40A
Elected: 11/4/2014
Residence: Brooklyn Park
Term of Office: 1/6/2015 to 1/2/2017
Counties Represented: Hennepin
Occupation: Trades
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:     2015 1st Sp.S. - Author
Committees:
  • Government Operations & Elections Policy Minutes
  • Rules & Legislative Administration Minutes
  • State Government Finance Minutes

88th Legislative Session (2013-2014)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 40A
Elected: 11/6/2012
Residence: Brooklyn Park
Term of Office: 1/8/2013 to 1/5/2015
Counties Represented: Hennepin
Occupation: Trades
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Government Operations (Chair) Minutes
  • Labor, Workplace and Regulated Industries Minutes
  • State Government Finance and Veterans Affairs Minutes
  • Taxes: Property and Local Tax Division Minutes

87th Legislative Session (2011-2012)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 46A
Elected: 11/2/2010
Residence: Brooklyn Park
Term of Office: 1/4/2011 to 1/7/2013
Counties Represented: Hennepin
Occupation: Trades
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:     2011 1st Sp.S. - Author
Committees:
  • Commerce and Regulatory Reform Minutes
  • Government Operations and Elections Minutes
  • Transportation Policy and Finance Minutes

86th Legislative Session (2009-2010)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 46A
Elected: 11/4/2008
Residence: Brooklyn Park
Term of Office: 1/6/2009 to 1/3/2011
Counties Represented: Hennepin
Occupation: Trades; Business Agent, North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters and Joiners; and Local 851, Anoka
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Commerce and Labor: Labor and Consumer Protection Division Minutes
  • Finance: Transportation Finance and Policy Division Minutes
  • State and Local Government Operations Reform, Technology and Elections Minutes
  • State and Local Government Operations Reform, Technology and Elections: Local Government Division (Chair) Minutes
  • Ways and Means Minutes

85th Legislative Session (2007-2008)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 46A
Elected: 11/7/2006
Residence: Brooklyn Park
Term of Office: 1/3/2007 to 1/5/2009
Counties Represented: Hennepin
Occupation: Trades/Business Agent, Lakes and Plains Regional Council of Carpenters and Joiners
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Commerce and Labor: Labor and Consumer Protection Division Minutes
  • Finance: Transportation Finance Division Minutes
  • Finance: Transportation Finance Division: Transportation and Transit Policy Minutes
  • Governmental Operations, Reform, Technology and Elections Minutes
  • Rules and Legislative Administration Minutes
Leadership Position: Assistant Majority Leader

84th Legislative Session (2005-2006)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 46A
Elected: 11/2/2004
Residence: Brooklyn Park
Term of Office: 1/4/2005 to 1/2/2007
Counties Represented: Hennepin
Occupation: Trades/Business Agent, Lakes and Plains Regional Council of Carpenters and Joiners
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:     2005 1st Sp.S. - Author
Committees:
  • Jobs and Economic Opportunity Policy and Finance Minutes
  • Public Safety Policy and Finance Minutes

83rd Legislative Session (2003-2004)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 46A
Elected: 11/5/2002
Residence: Brooklyn Park
Term of Office: 1/7/2003 to 1/3/2005
Counties Represented: Hennepin
Occupation: Trades, Carpenter
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Commerce, Jobs, and Economic Development Minutes
  • Environment and Natural Resources Policy Minutes
  • Transportation Finance Minutes
Session Interviews
Session Interview (Video) 2008 House Interview

Session Interview (Video) 2003 House Interview


Articles & Books About
Bryant, Miranda. "Full Circle: Nelson Says Education is the Beginning of Other Things Important to His Constituents, Including Transportation and Safety." Session Weekly, St. Paul: Minnesota House of Representatives Information Office, February 14, 2003,



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