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Pawlenty, Timothy James "Tim"

House 1993-2002 (District 38B)

Party when first elected:  Independent Republican

Counties Served:  Dakota

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 11/27/1960
Birth Place: Saint Paul, Minnesota
Birth County: Ramsey
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death:
Gender: Male
Religion: Baptist, Evangelical Christian
Other Names: Tim
City of Residence (when first elected): Eagan
Occupation (when first elected): Attorney; Rider, Bennett, Egan and Arundel Law Firm

EDUCATION

South Saint Paul High School; Secondary;
University of Minnesota; B.A.; Political Science, 1983
University of Minnesota, Law School; J.D.; 1986

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

U.S. Legislative Staff/Council/Commission: United States Senate (Intern for United States Senator Dave Durenberger); 198? to 19??
Municipal Board/Commission: Eagan, Minnesota (City Planning Commission, Chair); 1988 to 199?
Municipal Council/Aldermen: Eagan, Minnesota (City Council); 1991 to 1992 [Elected]
State Governor: Minnesota; 01/06/2003 to 01/03/2011 [Elected]

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Mary Elizabeth Anderson Pawlenty (married in 1987, she was a Minnesota district court judge, 1994-2007)
Children: Two children: Anna and Mara (daughters)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

He was of Polish and German ancestry.

He ran unsuccessfully for the Republican party endorsement for President of the United States in the 2012 election. He stepped down after coming in third in the August 2011 Iowa straw poll.

He ran usuccessfully for the Republican party endorsement for Minnesota Governor in the 1998 election. He dropped out of the race when Norm Coleman announced that he was running.

He announced his candidacy for Minnesota governor on April 5, 2018.

Religion provided by the Star Tribune. They state that he is a member of Wooddale Church which is affiliated with the Baptist General Conference. (Star Tribune, 11/7/2006). He's been identified as being raised Catholic and converting to the Baptist faith. Other sources (such as Wikipedia) also identify him as Baptist, while a City Pages article identified him as Lutheran; in 2006, the Governor's Office identified him as Christian. The Daily Telegraph in 2010 states "A Catholic who converted to become a Protestant evangelical."

Total Days Served: 3654

SESSIONS SERVED

82nd Legislative Session (2001-2002)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 38B
Elected: 11/7/2000
Residence: Eagan
Term of Office: 1/3/2001 to 1/6/2003
Counties Represented: Dakota
Occupation: Vice President for Corporate Development, Wizmo Inc.
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:     2001 1st Sp.S. - Author
Committees:
  • Rules and Legislative Administration (Chair)
Leadership Position: Majority Leader

81st Legislative Session (1999-2000)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 38B
Elected: 11/3/1998
Residence: Eagan
Term of Office: 1/5/1999 to 1/2/2001
Counties Represented: Dakota
Occupation: Attorney; Rider, Bennett, Egan and Arundel Law Firm
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Rules and Legislative Administration (Chair)
Leadership Position: Majority Leader

80th Legislative Session (1997-1998)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 38B
Elected: 11/5/1996
Residence: Eagan
Term of Office: 1/7/1997 to 1/4/1999
Counties Represented: Dakota
Occupation: Attorney; Rider, Bennett, Egan and Arundel Law Firm
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Ethics
  • General Legislation, Veterans Affairs and Elections
  • Judiciary
  • Judiciary Subcommittee: Civil and Family Law Division
  • Rules and Legislative Administration

79th Legislative Session (1995-1996)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 38B
Elected: 11/8/1994
Residence: Eagan
Term of Office: 1/3/1995 to 1/6/1997
Counties Represented: Dakota
Occupation: Attorney; Rider, Bennett, Egan and Arundel Law Firm
Party: Independent Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • General Legislation, Veterans Affairs and Elections
  • General Legislation, Veterans Affairs and Elections Subcommittee: Elections Division
  • Governmental Operations
  • Governmental Operations Subcommittee: State Government Finance Division
  • International Trade and Economic Development
  • Rules and Legislative Administration
  • Rules and Legislative Administration Subcommittee: Rules

78th Legislative Session (1993-1994)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 38B
Elected: 11/3/1992
Residence: Eagan
Term of Office: 1/5/1993 to 1/2/1995
Counties Represented: Dakota
Occupation: Attorney; Rider, Bennett, Egan and Arundel Law Firm
Party: Independent Republican
Committees:
  • Education
  • Education Subcommittee: Higher Education Finance Division
  • Education Subcommittee: Higher Education Policy
  • Housing
  • Local Government and Metropolitan Affairs
  • Local Government and Metropolitan Affairs Subcommittee: Metropolitan Government