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Thompson, David A. "Dave"

Senate 2011-2012 (District 36); Senate 2013-2016 (District 58)

Party when first elected:  Republican

Counties Served:  Dakota, Goodhue

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 10/2/1961
Birth Place: , Minnesota
Birth County:
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death:
Gender: Male
Religion: Evangelical Free Christian
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names: Dave
City of Residence (when first elected): Lakeville
Occupation (when first elected): Attorney, Consultant; David A. Thompson Attorney at Law

EDUCATION

East Grand Forks High School; Secondary; Graduate, 1980
University of North Dakota; B.A.; Economics and Political Science, Phi Beta Kappa, 1984
University of Minnesota, Law School; J.D.; 1987

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Rhonda (married around 1985)
Children: Two children: Amanda (daughter), Phil (son)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

Special Legislative Concerns: spending, tax and regulatory policy, and education.

He lived in Little Falls, Minnesota before he moved to East Grand Forks, Minnesota, with his family.

He was a member of Trinity Evangelical Free in Lakeville, Minnesota.

Religion provided by his 2010 campaign website.

He declared his candidacy for Minnesota Governor, with Representative Michelle Benson as his running mate, in 2013. They later withdrew.

Total Days Served: 2191

SESSIONS SERVED

89th Legislative Session (2015-2016) (second half of Senate term)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 58
Elected: 11/6/2012
Residence: Lakeville
Term of Office: 1/8/2013 to 1/2/2017
Counties Represented: Dakota, Goodhue
Occupation: Attorney, Consultant
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • State and Local Government
  • Taxes
  • Taxes: Tax Reform Division

88th Legislative Session (2013-2014)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 58
Elected: 11/6/2012
Residence: Lakeville
Term of Office: 1/8/2013 to 1/2/2017
Counties Represented: Dakota, Goodhue
Occupation: Attorney, Consultant; In-House Counsel Twin Cities Power, LLC
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:  2013 1st Sp.S. - Chief Author    2013 1st Sp.S. - Author
Committees:
  • Education
  • State and Local Government
  • Taxes
  • Taxes: Tax Reform Division
Leadership Position: Assistant Minority Leader
Leadership Notes: He resigned from this position on July 3, 2013.

87th Legislative Session (2011-2012)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 36
Elected: 11/2/2010
Residence: Lakeville
Term of Office: 1/4/2011 to 1/7/2013
Counties Represented: Dakota, Goodhue
Occupation: Attorney, Consultant; David A. Thompson Attorney at Law
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:     2011 1st Sp.S. - Author
Committees:
  • Commerce and Consumer Protection
  • Education
  • Judiciary and Public Safety
  • State Government Innovation and Veterans
Leadership Position: Assistant Majority Leader
Leadership Notes: He resigned from this position on December 27, 2011.
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