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Skogen, Dan

Senate 2007-2010 (District 10)

Party when first elected:  Democratic-Farmer-Labor

Counties Served:  Becker, Otter Tail, Wadena

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 12/14/1957
Birth Place: Fergus Falls, Minnesota
Birth County: Otter Tail
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death:
Gender: Male
Religion: Lutheran
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Hewitt
Occupation (when first elected): Radio Broadcaster/Farmer, Grain and Beef

EDUCATION

Battle Lake High School; Secondary;
Thief River Falls Technical College; Vocational-Technical School; Audio Communications

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Dee
Children: Two children: Andrew and Noah (sons)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

Special Legislative Concerns: environment, agriculture, education.

He grew up on farm.

Religion provided by the 2006 WCCO TV Voters' Guide.

He ran as the Democratic-Farmer-Labor party endorsed candidate for Minnesota Senate District 8 in the 2012 election.

Total Days Served: 1462

SESSIONS SERVED

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

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 10
Elected: 11/7/2006
Residence: Hewitt
Term of Office: 1/3/2007 to 1/3/2011
Counties Represented: Becker, Otter Tail, Wadena
Occupation: Radio Broadcaster
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:     2010 2nd Sp.S. - Author
Committees:
  • Agriculture and Veterans
  • Commerce and Consumer Protection
  • Education
  • Environment and Natural Resources
  • Environment and Natural Resources: Public Lands and Waters (Chair)
  • Finance: Agriculture and Veterans Budget and Policy Division
  • Finance: E-12 Education Budget and Policy Division
  • Finance: E-12 Education Budget and Policy Division: Arts Education (Chair)
Leadership Position: Majority Whip

85th Legislative Session (2007-2008)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 10
Elected: 11/7/2006
Residence: Hewitt
Term of Office: 1/3/2007 to 1/3/2011
Counties Represented: Becker, Otter Tail, Wadena
Occupation: Radio Broadcaster/Farmer, Grain and Beef
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Agriculture and Veterans
  • Commerce and Consumer Protection
  • Environment and Natural Resources
  • Environment and Natural Resources: Public Lands and Waters (Chair)
  • Finance: Agriculture and Veterans Budget and Policy Division
  • Finance: E-12 Education Budget Division
Leadership Position: Majority Whip
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