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Housley, Karin

Senate 2013-Present (District 39)

Party when first elected:  Republican

Counties Served:  Chisago, Washington

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 1/20/1964
Birth Place: ,
Birth County:
Birth Country:
Date of Death:
Gender: Female
Religion: Lutheran
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Saint Mary's Point
Occupation (when first elected): Small Business Owner, Karin Housley Homes

EDUCATION

South Saint Paul High School; Secondary;
State University of New York - Buffalo; B.A.; Communications

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Phil
Children: Four children: Taylor, Reide, Wilson, and Avery
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

Special legislative concerns: education, economic development, aging. long-term care, and veterans.

In 2018, she won the GOP endorsement for the U.S. Senate seat held by U.S. Senator Tina Smith but was unsuccessful in the general election.

Religion provided by Politics in Minnesota, The Directory, 2013-2014.

Total Days Served: 2296

SESSIONS SERVED

91st Legislative Session (2019-2020) (second half of Senate term)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 39
Elected: 11/8/2016
Residence: Saint Mary's Point
Term of Office: 1/3/2017 to 1/5/2021
Counties Represented: Chisago, Washington
Occupation: Small Business Owner, Karin Housley Homes
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Commerce and Consumer Protection Finance and Policy
  • E-12 Finance and Policy
  • Family Care and Aging (Chair)
  • Jobs and Economic Growth Finance and Policy
  • Veterans and Military Affairs Finance and Policy
Leadership Position: Assistant Majority Leader

90th Legislative Session (2017-2018)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 39
Elected: 11/8/2016
Residence: Saint Mary's Point
Term of Office: 1/3/2017 to 1/5/2021
Counties Represented: Chisago, Washington
Occupation: Small Business Owner, Karin Housley Homes
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Aging and Long-Term Care Policy (Chair)
  • Commerce and Consumer Protection Finance and Policy
  • Jobs and Economic Growth Finance and Policy
  • Veterans and Military Affairs Finance and Policy
Leadership Position: Assistant Majority Leader

89th Legislative Session (2015-2016) (second half of Senate term)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 39
Elected: 11/6/2012
Residence: Saint Mary's Point
Term of Office: 1/8/2013 to 1/2/2017
Counties Represented: Chisago, Washington
Occupation: Small Business Owner, Karin Housley Homes
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Commerce
  • Finance: E-12 Policy and Budget Division
  • State and Local Government

88th Legislative Session (2013-2014)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 39
Elected: 11/6/2012
Residence: Saint Mary's Point
Term of Office: 1/8/2013 to 1/2/2017
Counties Represented: Chisago, Washington
Occupation: Small Business Owner, Karin Housley Homes
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:     2013 1st Sp.S. - Author
Committees:
  • Commerce
  • Finance: E-12 Division
  • State and Local Government
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