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Drazkowski, Steve "Draz"

House 2007-2012 (District 28B); House 2013-Present (District 21B)

Party when first elected:  Republican

Counties Served:  Dodge, Goodhue, Wabasha, Winona

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 11/27/1964
Birth Place: Winona, Minnesota
Birth County: Winona
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death:
Gender: Male
Religion: Catholic
Other Names: Draz
City of Residence (when first elected): Wabasha
Occupation (when first elected): Online Retail Business Co-owner, Decor and Gift Shopping/Former Agriculture Educator, University of Minnesota Extension Service

EDUCATION

Cochrane-Fountain City High School; Secondary; Graduate, 1983
University of Wisconsin, River Falls; B.S.; Agriculture, 1989
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities; M.Ed.; Agricultural Education, also listed as an M.S.

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Divorced (1994); Laura (when first elected)
Children: One child: Kinsey (daughter)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

He grew up on a family farm in Bluff Siding, Wisconsin.

He was a member of the Future Farmers of America.

He ran unsuccessfully for the Minnesota Senate in 2006.

His father served as a county commissioner and township supervisor.

Religion provided by his 2007 campaign Web site.

Most recent term photo
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Map of Wabasha
Wabasha, MN
Total Days Served: 4142

SESSIONS SERVED

91st Legislative Session (2019-2020)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 21B
Elected: 11/8/2018
Residence: Mazeppa
Term of Office: 1/8/2019 to 1/5/2021
Counties Represented: Dodge, Goodhue, Wabasha, Winona
Occupation: Business
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:

90th Legislative Session (2017-2018)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 21B
Elected: 11/8/2016
Residence: Mazeppa
Term of Office: 1/3/2017 to 1/7/2019
Counties Represented: Dodge, Goodhue, Wabasha, Winona
Occupation: Business
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Taxes Minutes
  • Taxes Subcommittee: Property Tax & Local Government Finance Division (Chair) Minutes
  • Transportation Finance Minutes
  • Ways & Means Minutes

89th Legislative Session (2015-2016)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 21B
Elected: 11/4/2014
Residence: Mazeppa
Term of Office: 1/6/2015 to 1/2/2017
Counties Represented: Dodge, Goodhue, Wabasha, Winona
Occupation: Business
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Taxes Minutes
  • Taxes Subcommittee: Property Tax & Local Government Finance Division (Chair) Minutes
  • Transportation Policy & Finance Minutes
  • Ways and Means Minutes

88th Legislative Session (2013-2014)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 21B
Elected: 11/6/2012
Residence: Mazeppa
Term of Office: 1/8/2013 to 1/5/2015
Counties Represented: Dodge, Goodhue, Wabasha, Winona
Occupation: Business
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:     2013 1st Sp.S. - Author
Committees:
Leadership Position: Assistant Minority Leader

87th Legislative Session (2011-2012)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 28B
Elected: 11/2/2010
Residence: Mazeppa
Term of Office: 1/4/2011 to 1/7/2013
Counties Represented: Goodhue, Wabasha, Winona
Occupation: Business
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:

86th Legislative Session (2009-2010)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 28B
Elected: 11/4/2008
Residence: Wabasha
Term of Office: 1/6/2009 to 1/3/2011
Counties Represented: Goodhue, Wabasha, Winona
Occupation: Agriculture/Education
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:  2010 2nd Sp.S. - Chief Author    2010 2nd Sp.S. - Author
Committees:
  • Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Minutes
  • Civil Justice Minutes
  • Environment Policy and Oversight Minutes
  • Public Safety Policy and Oversight Minutes

85th Legislative Session (2007-2008)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 28B
Elected: 8/7/2007
Residence: Wabasha
Term of Office: 8/16/2007 to 1/5/2009 (Special Election)
Counties Represented: Goodhue, Wabasha, Winona
Occupation: Online Retail Business Co-owner, Decor and Gift Shopping/Former Agriculture Educator, University of Minnesota Extension Service
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:     2007 1st Sp.S. - Author
Committees:
  • Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Minutes
  • Finance Subcommittee: State Government Finance Division Minutes
  • Ways and Means Minutes
Session Interviews
Session Interview (Video) 2016 House Interview

Session Interview (Video) 2014 House Interview

Session Interview (Video) 2007 House Interview


Articles & Books About
Busse, Nick. "Flood Relief: Special Session Delivers for Drazkowski's District." Session Weekly, St. Paul: Minnesota House of Representatives Information Office, February 15, 2008, p. 12.



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