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Leidiger, Ernest Gilbert "Ernie"
House 2011-2012 (District 34A); House 2013-2014 (District 47A)
Party when first elected: Republican
Date of Birth:
Date of Death:
Reported Minority: None Reported
City of Residence (when first elected):
Occupation (when first elected):
Business; General Manager and Owner, Brothers Office Furniture
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
United States Navy (Persian Gulf War, Iraq, Desert Storm, Lieutenant Commander Officer);
1969 to 1994
Jan (married around 1986)
Three children: Kate (daughter), John and Luke (sons)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
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.
Term of Office: 1/8/2013 to 1/5/2015
Special Session Bills Authored: 2013 1st Sp.S. - Author
Jobs and Economic Development Finance and Policy
State Government Finance and Veterans Affairs
Term of Office: 1/4/2011 to 1/7/2013
Occupation: Business; General Manager and Owner, Brothers Office Furniture
Jobs and Economic Development Finance
Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance
State Government Finance
Transportation Policy and Finance