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Skoe, Rod

House 1999-2002 (District 2B); Senate 2003-2012 (District 2); Senate 2013-2016 (District 2)

Party when first elected:  Democratic-Farmer-Labor

Counties Served:  Becker, Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods, Mahnomen, Norman, Otter Tail, Pennington, Polk, Wadena

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 8/9/1954
Birth Place: , Minnesota
Birth County:
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death:
Gender: Male
Religion: Lutheran
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Clearbrook
Occupation (when first elected): Farmer/Former Teamster Trucker

EDUCATION

Kelliher High School; Secondary;
Augsburg College, Minneapolis; B.A.; Psychology and Sociology

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

County Board/Commissioner: Clearwater County, Minnesota (County Board Commissioner); 19?? to 19?? [Elected]
School Board/Administration: Clearbrook-Gonvik, Minnesota (School Board, 3 years); 19?? to 19?? [Elected]

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Sarah Hoagberg
Children: Two children: Mary and Patrick
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

Special Legislative Concerns: economic development, education.

He was raised in Kelliher, Minnesota.

Religion provided by Politics in Minnesota the Directory, 2005-2006.

Total Days Served: 6573

SESSIONS SERVED

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

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 02
Elected: 11/6/2012
Residence: Clearbrook
Term of Office: 1/8/2013 to 1/2/2017
Counties Represented: Becker, Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods, Mahnomen, Otter Tail, Wadena
Occupation: Farmer
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Finance: Natural Resources, Economic Development and Agriculture Budget Division
  • Rules and Administration
  • Taxes (Chair)
  • Taxes: Tax Reform Division

88th Legislative Session (2013-2014)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 02
Elected: 11/6/2012
Residence: Clearbrook
Term of Office: 1/8/2013 to 1/2/2017
Counties Represented: Becker, Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods, Mahnomen, Otter Tail, Wadena
Occupation: Farmer
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Finance: Environment, Economic Development, and Agriculture Division
  • Rules and Administration
  • Taxes (Chair)
  • Taxes: Tax Reform Division

87th Legislative Session (2011-2012)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 02
Elected: 11/2/2010
Residence: Clearbrook
Term of Office: 1/4/2011 to 1/7/2013
Counties Represented: Becker, Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Mahnomen, Norman, Pennington, Polk
Occupation: Farmer
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Agriculture and Rural Economies
  • Higher Education
  • Taxes

86th Legislative Session (2009-2010) (second half of Senate term)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 02
Elected: 11/7/2006
Residence: Clearbrook
Term of Office: 1/3/2007 to 1/3/2011
Counties Represented: Becker, Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Mahnomen, Norman, Pennington, Polk
Occupation: Farmer
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Agriculture and Veterans
  • Business, Industry and Jobs
  • Business, Industry and Jobs: Bioscience and Renewable Energy Development
  • Finance: Agriculture and Veterans Budget and Policy Division
  • Finance: Transportation Budget and Policy Division
  • Taxes
  • Taxes: Property Tax Division (Chair)
  • Transportation
  • Transportation: Airways, Waterways and Railways

85th Legislative Session (2007-2008)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 02
Elected: 11/7/2006
Residence: Clearbrook
Term of Office: 1/3/2007 to 1/3/2011
Counties Represented: Becker, Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Mahnomen, Norman, Pennington, Polk
Occupation: Farmer
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Agriculture and Veterans
  • Business, Industry and Jobs
  • Finance: Agriculture and Veterans Budget and Policy Division
  • Finance: Transportation Budget and Policy Division
  • Finance: Transportation Budget and Policy Division: Airways, Waterways and Railways
  • Taxes
  • Taxes: Property Taxes Division (Chair)
  • Transportation
  • Transportation: Airways, Waterways and Railways

84th Legislative Session (2005-2006) (second half of Senate term)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 02
Elected: 11/5/2002
Residence: Clearbrook
Term of Office: 1/7/2003 to 1/2/2007
Counties Represented: Becker, Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Mahnomen, Norman, Pennington, Polk
Occupation: Farmer
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:  2005 1st Sp.S. - Chief Author    2005 1st Sp.S. - Author
Committees:
  • Agriculture, Veterans and Gaming
  • Education
  • Finance: Higher Education Budget Division
  • Rules and Administration: Technology
  • Taxes

83rd Legislative Session (2003-2004)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 02
Elected: 11/5/2002
Residence: Clearbrook
Term of Office: 1/7/2003 to 1/2/2007
Counties Represented: Becker, Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Mahnomen, Norman, Pennington, Polk
Occupation: Farmer
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:     2003 1st Sp.S. - Author
Committees:
  • Agriculture, General Legislation and Veterans Affairs-2003/Agriculture, Veterans and Gaming-2004
  • Education
  • Finance: Higher Education Budget Division
  • Taxes

82nd Legislative Session (2001-2002)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 02B
Elected: 11/7/2000
Residence: Clearbrook
Term of Office: 1/3/2001 to 1/6/2003
Counties Represented: Becker, Beltrami, Clearwater, Mahnomen, Polk
Occupation: Farmer
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:     2001 1st Sp.S. - Author
Committees:
  • Agriculture and Rural Development Policy
  • Education Policy
  • Environment and Natural Resources Policy
  • K-12 Education Finance

81st Legislative Session (1999-2000)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 02B
Elected: 11/3/1998
Residence: Clearbrook
Term of Office: 1/5/1999 to 1/2/2001
Counties Represented: Becker, Beltrami, Clearwater, Mahnomen, Polk
Occupation: Farmer/Former Teamster Trucker
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Agriculture and Rural Development Finance
  • Agriculture Policy
  • Environment and Natural Resources Policy