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Barrett, Bob

House 2011-2012 (District 17B); House 2013-2016 (District 32B)

Party when first elected:  Republican

Counties Served:  Chisago

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: ??/??/1967 (uncertain)
Birth Place: ,
Birth County:
Birth Country:
Date of Death:
Gender: Male
Religion: Lutheran-Missouri Synod
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Shafer
Occupation (when first elected): Business; Executive Director, Market Research and Marketing Analysis, Hazelden Foundation

EDUCATION

Brandon Valley High School, South Dakota; Secondary; Graduate, 1985
Minnesota State University, Mankato; B.S.; Accounting, 1989

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

School Board/Administration: Chisago Lakes School District, Minnesota (Finance Team, 3 years); [Dates Unknown]

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Judi
Children: Two children: Elizabeth and Hannah (daughters)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

He ran unsuccessfully for the Democratic-Farmer-Labor party endorsement for the Minnesota House of Representatives in the 2000 primary election.

He grew up in South Dakota.

He was a referee for youth basketball, football, baseball and softball.

He was a member of Living Branch Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod in North Branch, Minnesota.

Religion provided by his 2010 campaign website.

On September 8, 2016, the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled that Rep. Barrett was not eligible to be elected from district 32B because he did not meet the constitutional requirement for residency in that district.

Total Days Served: 2191

SESSIONS SERVED

89th Legislative Session (2015-2016)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 32B
Elected: 11/4/2014
Residence: Lindstrom
Term of Office: 1/6/2015 to 1/2/2017
Counties Represented: Chisago
Occupation: Business
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Greater Minnesota Economic & Workforce Development Policy Minutes
  • Higher Education Policy & Finance Minutes
  • Taxes Minutes

88th Legislative Session (2013-2014)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 32B
Elected: 11/6/2012
Residence: Lindstrom
Term of Office: 1/8/2013 to 1/5/2015
Counties Represented: Chisago
Occupation: Business
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:  2013 1st Sp.S. - Chief Author    2013 1st Sp.S. - Author
Committees:

87th Legislative Session (2011-2012)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 17B
Elected: 11/2/2010
Residence: Shafer
Term of Office: 1/4/2011 to 1/7/2013
Counties Represented: Chisago
Occupation: Business; Executive Director, Market Research and Marketing Analysis, Hazelden Foundation
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Education Reform Minutes
  • Health and Human Services Reform Minutes
  • Taxes: Property and Local Tax Division Minutes
Session Interviews
Session Interview (Video) 2016 House Interview

Session Interview (Video) 2011 House Interview


Articles & Books About
Hegarty, Sue. "Numbers Guy." Session Weekly, St. Paul: Minnesota House of Representatives Information Office, January 21, 2011, p. 14.



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