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Gardner, Paul

House 2007-2010 (District 53A)

Party when first elected:  Democratic-Farmer-Labor

Counties Served:  Anoka, Ramsey

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 11/17/1967
Birth Place: Glen Cove, New York
Birth County:
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death:
Gender: Male
Religion:
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Shoreview
Occupation (when first elected): Nonprofit Executive Director, Recycling Association of Minnesota

EDUCATION

Langley High School, McLean, Virginia; Secondary;
Grinnell College, Iowa; B.A.; History: Russian and East European Studies, 1990
University of Minnesota, Humphrey Institute; M.P.A.; Public and Nonprofit Management, 2002

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

Municipal Board/Commission: Shoreview, Minnesota (Environmental Quality Committee, Chair for 2 years); [Dates Unknown]

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Michelle
Children: Two children: Megan (daughter), Ben (son)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

He ran unsuccessfully for the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2004.

Total Days Served: 1462

SESSIONS SERVED

86th Legislative Session (2009-2010)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 53A
Elected: 11/4/2008
Residence: Shoreview
Term of Office: 1/6/2009 to 1/3/2011
Counties Represented: Anoka, Ramsey
Occupation: Nonprofit Executive
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Commerce and Labor: Telecommunications Regulation and Infrastructure Division Minutes
  • Environment Policy and Oversight Minutes
  • Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight Minutes
  • Taxes Minutes

85th Legislative Session (2007-2008)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 53A
Elected: 11/7/2006
Residence: Shoreview
Term of Office: 1/3/2007 to 1/5/2009
Counties Represented: Anoka, Ramsey
Occupation: Nonprofit Executive Director, Recycling Association of Minnesota
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Environment and Natural Resources Minutes
  • Finance: Energy Finance and Policy Division Minutes
  • Finance: Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division Minutes
  • Finance: Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division: Drinking Water Source Protection (Chair) Minutes
  • Finance: Minnesota Heritage Finance Division Minutes
Session Notes: His margin of victory over Phil Krinkie was only 55 votes so an automatic recount occurred. After the recount he was declared the winner by 51 votes.
Session Interviews
Session Interview (Video) 2010 House Interview

Session Interview (Video) 2008 House Interview

Session Interview (Video) 2007 House Interview


Articles & Books About
Schutz, Lee Ann. "Keeping Himself Accessible: Gardner's Blog Helps Him Connect with Constituents." Session Weekly, St. Paul: Minnesota House of Representatives Information Office, February 16, 2007, p. 17.



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