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Relph, Jerry

Senate 2017-Present (District 14)

Party when first elected:  Republican

Counties Served:  Benton, Sherburne, Stearns

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: ??/??/1944
Birth Place: Boston, Massachusetts
Birth County:
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death:
Gender: Male
Religion:
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Saint Cloud
Occupation (when first elected): Retired

EDUCATION

Carleton College; B.A.; Philosophy, 1966
William Mitchell College of Law; J.D.; 1974

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

Military: Marine Corps (Vietnam); ? to 1970

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Colette (married in 1972; she died in 1999); Remarried Pegi Broker-Relph in 2002
Children: Two children (Kerry and Dana) and four stepchildren (Laura, Carl, Steven, and Eric)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

Total Days Served: 750

SESSIONS SERVED

91st Legislative Session (2019-2020) (second half of Senate term)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 14
Elected: 11/8/2016
Residence: Saint Cloud
Term of Office: 1/3/2017 to 1/5/2021
Counties Represented: Benton, Sherburne, Stearns
Occupation: Retired
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Capital Investment
  • Family Care and Aging
  • Human Services Reform Finance and Policy
  • Judiciary and Public Safety Finance and Policy
  • Local Government

90th Legislative Session (2017-2018)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 14
Elected: 11/8/2016
Residence: Saint Cloud
Term of Office: 1/3/2017 to 1/5/2021
Counties Represented: Benton, Sherburne, Stearns
Occupation: Retired
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Aging and Long-Term Care Policy
  • Capital Investment
  • Human Services Reform Finance and Policy
  • Judiciary and Public Safety Finance and Policy
  • Local Government
Session Notes: His margin of victory over Dan Wolgamott was only 148 votes so an automatic recount occurred. After the recount he was declared the winner by 141 votes.
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