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Gaither, David C.

Senate 2003-2005 (District 43)

Party when first elected:  Republican

Counties Served:  Hennepin

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 3/4/1957
Birth Place:
Birth County:
Birth Country:
Date of Death:
Gender: Male
Religion:
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Plymouth
Occupation (when first elected): Business Owner and Principal, Executive Search and Consulting Firm

EDUCATION

Wayzata High School; Secondary;
University of Minnesota; Attended College; Economics

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

State Governor Staff: Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty's Office (Chief of Staff); 09/2005 to 12/2006

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Susan
Children: Three children: Ben (son)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

Special Legislative Concerns: education, transportation, natural resources, business, taxation.

He ran unsuccessfully as the Republican party endorsed candidate for Minnesota Senate District 44 in the 2012 election.

Total Days Served: 989

SESSIONS SERVED

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

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 43
Elected: 11/5/2002
Residence: Plymouth
Term of Office: 1/7/2003 to 9/21/2005 (unfinished term)
Counties Represented: Hennepin
Occupation: Business Owner and Principal, Executive Search and Consulting Firm
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:     2005 1st Sp.S. - Author
Committees:
  • Capital Investment
  • Commerce
  • Commerce: Liquor
  • Finance: K-12 Education Budget Division
  • Jobs, Energy and Community Development
  • Jobs, Energy and Community Development: Economic Development and Tourism
  • Jobs, Energy and Community Development: Telecommunications and Technology
Reason for unfinished term: Resigned
Session Notes: He resigned in 2005 to become Governor Tim Pawlenty's third Chief of Staff.

83rd Legislative Session (2003-2004)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 43
Elected: 11/5/2002
Residence: Plymouth
Term of Office: 1/7/2003 to 9/21/2005 (unfinished term)
Counties Represented: Hennepin
Occupation: Business Owner and Principal, Executive Search and Consulting Firm
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Capital Investment
  • Commerce and Utilities-2003/Commerce-2004
  • Commerce and Utilities-2003/Commerce-2004: Liquor
  • Commerce and Utilities-2003/Commerce-2004: Telecommunications and Technology
  • Finance: Early Childhood-Grade 12 Education Budget Division-2003/K-12 Education Budget Division-2004
  • Jobs, Housing and Community Development-2003/Jobs, Energy and Community Development-2004 [He was a member in 2004 only.]
Leadership Position: Assistant Minority Leader
Reason for unfinished term:
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