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Downey, Keith

House 2009-2012 (District 41A)

Party when first elected:  Republican

Counties Served:  Hennepin

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 11/10/1960
Birth Place: Edina, Minnesota
Birth County: Hennepin
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death:
Gender: Male
Religion: Presbyterian
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Edina
Occupation (when first elected): Management Consultant; Partner, Virchow Krause Consulting; Consult State and Local Governments on Strategy, Operations, and Technology

EDUCATION

Morningside Elementary School, Edina; Elementary School;
Southview Middle School; Elementary School;
East High School, Edina; Secondary; 1979
University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire; B.B.A.; Management Information Systems, 1983
University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire; M.I.S.;

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

State Board/Commission/Council: Minnesota Academic Excellence Foundation (Appointed by Governor Tim Pawlenty); 20?? to 20?? [Appointed]

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Amy
Children: Three children: Hannah and Sarah (daughters); Michael (son)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

He ran unsuccessfully as the Republican party endorsed candidate for Minnesota Senate District 49 in the 2012 election.

He was elected state GOP chairman on April 6, 2013 on the first ballot (Pioneer Press, April 7, 2013).

He announced his intention to run for governor in the 2018 election but he withdrew from the race.

He was a member of Christ Presbyterian Church in Edina, Minnesota.

Religion provided by his campaign website, 2008.

Total Days Served: 1463

SESSIONS SERVED

87th Legislative Session (2011-2012)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 41A
Elected: 11/2/2010
Residence: Edina
Term of Office: 1/4/2011 to 1/7/2013
Counties Represented: Hennepin
Occupation: Consultant
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:

86th Legislative Session (2009-2010)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 41A
Elected: 11/4/2008
Residence: Edina
Term of Office: 1/6/2009 to 1/3/2011
Counties Represented: Hennepin
Occupation: Management Consultant; Partner, Virchow Krause Consulting; Consult State and Local Governments on Strategy, Operations, and Technology
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Finance: Early Childhood Finance and Policy Division Minutes
  • Finance: Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division Minutes
  • Finance: State Government Finance Division Minutes
  • K-12 Education Policy and Oversight Minutes
  • Taxes Minutes
Session Interviews
Session Interview (Video) 2009 House Interview


Articles & Books About
Hegman, Sonja. "Planning for the Future. Downey Hopes to Offer Proactive Ideas for State's Future." Session Weekly, St. Paul: Minnesota House of Representatives Information Office, February 6, 2009, p. 17.



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