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Leidiger, Ernest Gilbert "Ernie"

House 2011-2012 (District 34A); House 2013-2014 (District 47A)

Party when first elected:  Republican

Counties Served:  Carver, Scott

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 8/7/1953
Birth Place: Wausau, Wisconsin
Birth County:
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death:
Gender: Male
Religion:
Other Names: Ernie
City of Residence (when first elected): Mayer
Occupation (when first elected): Business; General Manager and Owner, Brothers Office Furniture

EDUCATION

U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland; B.S.; General Engineering, 1976
Salve Regina College; M.S.; Management
U.S. Naval War College; M.A.; National Security and Strategic Planning
U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California; Doctoral Work;

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

Military: United States Navy (Persian Gulf War, Iraq, Desert Storm, Lieutenant Commander Officer); 1969 to 1994

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Jan (married around 1986)
Children: Three children: Kate (daughter), John and Luke (sons)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

He grew up in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. He moved to Minnesota in 2005.

His grandfather served in the Wisconsin State Senate.

He was a cofounder of Operation Homefront, a nonprofit organization serving military families of deployed service members.

Total Days Served: 1463

SESSIONS SERVED

88th Legislative Session (2013-2014)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 47A
Elected: 11/6/2012
Residence: Mayer
Term of Office: 1/8/2013 to 1/5/2015
Counties Represented: Carver
Occupation: Busines
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:     2013 1st Sp.S. - Author
Committees:
  • Education Policy Minutes
  • Jobs and Economic Development Finance and Policy Minutes
  • State Government Finance and Veterans Affairs Minutes

87th Legislative Session (2011-2012)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 34A
Elected: 11/2/2010
Residence: Mayer
Term of Office: 1/4/2011 to 1/7/2013
Counties Represented: Carver, Scott
Occupation: Business; General Manager and Owner, Brothers Office Furniture
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Jobs and Economic Development Finance Minutes
  • Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance Minutes
  • State Government Finance Minutes
  • Transportation Policy and Finance Minutes
Session Interviews
Session Interview (Video) 2011 House Interview


Articles & Books About
Schutz, Lee Ann. "A Third Call to Duty." Session Weekly, St. Paul: Minnesota House of Representatives Information Office, January 28, 2011, p. 19.



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