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Vandeveer, Ray

House 1998-2002 (District 51B); House 2003-2006 (District 52A); Senate 2007-2012 (District 52)

Party when first elected:  Republican

Counties Served:  Anoka, Washington

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 7/8/1953
Birth Place:
Birth County:
Birth Country:
Date of Death:
Gender: Male
Religion: Protestant
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Forest Lake
Occupation (when first elected): Real Estate Appraisal Business

EDUCATION

Columbia Heights High School; Secondary;
St. Cloud State University; B.S.; Marketing

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

County Government: Anoka County, Minnesota (Volunteer Probation Officer); 19?? to 19??
Municipal Board/Commission: Mounds View, Minnesota (Charter Commission); 19?? to 19??
Municipal Board/Commission: Forest Lake, Minnesota (Planning Commission); 19?? to 19??

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Camille
Children: Four children: Paul, Philip, Cara, and Alana
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

Special Legislative Concerns: taxes, education, transportation, crime prevention.

He ran unsuccessfully for the Minnesota Senate in the 1996 election.

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

Total Days Served: 5451

SESSIONS SERVED

87th Legislative Session (2011-2012)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 52
Elected: 11/2/2010
Residence: Forest Lake
Term of Office: 1/4/2011 to 1/7/2013
Counties Represented: Anoka, Washington
Occupation: Real Estate Appraiser
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Commerce and Consumer Protection
  • Energy, Utilities and Telecommunications
  • Local Government and Elections (Chair)

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

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 52
Elected: 11/7/2006
Residence: Forest Lake
Term of Office: 1/3/2007 to 1/3/2011
Counties Represented: Anoka, Washington
Occupation: Real Estate Appraiser
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Commerce and Consumer Protection
  • Energy, Utilities, Technology and Communications
  • Finance: Economic Development and Housing Budget Division
  • Health, Housing and Family Security: Joint Health, Housing and Family Security with Finance: Economic Development and Housing Budget Division: Housing (also subcommittee to Finance: Economic Development and Housing Budget Division)

85th Legislative Session (2007-2008)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 52
Elected: 11/7/2006
Residence: Forest Lake
Term of Office: 1/3/2007 to 1/3/2011
Counties Represented: Anoka, Washington
Occupation: Real Estate Appraiser, St. Anthony
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Commerce and Consumer Protection
  • Energy, Utilities, Technology and Communications
  • Finance: Economic Development Budget Division

84th Legislative Session (2005-2006)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 52A
Elected: 11/2/2004
Residence: Forest Lake
Term of Office: 1/4/2005 to 1/2/2007
Counties Represented: Anoka, Washington
Occupation: Real Estate
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:  2005 1st Sp.S. - Chief Author    2005 1st Sp.S. - Author
Committees:
Session Notes: He ran for the Minnesota Senate in Distict 52 in the 2006 elections.

83rd Legislative Session (2003-2004)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 52A
Elected: 11/5/2002
Residence: Forest Lake
Term of Office: 1/7/2003 to 1/3/2005
Counties Represented: Anoka, Washington
Occupation: Real Estate
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:     2003 1st Sp.S. - Author
Committees:

82nd Legislative Session (2001-2002)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 51B
Elected: 11/7/2000
Residence: Forest Lake
Term of Office: 1/3/2001 to 1/6/2003
Counties Represented: Anoka, Washington
Occupation: Real Estate
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Environment and Natural Resources Policy
  • Local Government and Metropolitan Affairs
  • Transportation Finance
  • Transportation Policy

81st Legislative Session (1999-2000)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 51B
Elected: 11/3/1998
Residence: Forest Lake
Term of Office: 1/5/1999 to 1/2/2001
Counties Represented: Anoka, Washington
Occupation: Real Estate
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Capital Investment
  • Local Government and Metropolitan Affairs
  • Transportation Finance
  • Transportation Policy

80th Legislative Session (1997-1998)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 51B
Elected: 1/27/1998
Residence: Forest Lake
Term of Office: 2/5/1998 to 1/4/1999 (Special Election)
Counties Represented: Anoka, Washington
Occupation: Real Estate Appraisal Business
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Economic Development and International Trade
  • Judiciary
  • Judiciary: Judiciary Finance Division
Articles & Books About
Martin, Grant. "Ray Vandeveer to Focus on Taxes, Education, Crime." Session Weekly, St. Paul: Minnesota House of Representatives Information Office, February 13, 1998, p. 18.



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