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Paul Torkelson's Biography

Office:

On The Ballot: Running, Democratic/Farmer/Labor for State House (MN) - 15B

Contact Information

251 State Office Building
100 Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
Saint Paul, MN 55155

19572 Oak Shores Road
Hanska, MN 56041

Full Name:

Paul Torkelson

Gender:

Male

Family:

Wife: Cindy; 2 Children: Annika, Britta

Birth Date:

07/12/1952

Birth Place:

MN

Home City:

Saint James, MN

Religion:

Lutheran

BA, Instrumental Music Education, Gustavus Adolphus College, Saint Peter, 1970-1974

Assistant Minority Leader, Minnesota State House of Representatives, 2021-present

Representative, Minnesota State House of Representatives, District 16B, 2008-present

Member, Great Lakes Commission, present

Co-Chair, Legislative Water Commission, present

Candidate, Minnesota State House of Representatives, District 16B, 2020

Assistant Majority Leader, Minnesota State House of Representatives, 2010-2015

Former Chair, Capital Investment Committee, Minnesota State House of Representatives

Former Member, Capital Investment Division, Minnesota State House of Representatives

Former Member, Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Finance Committee, Minnesota State House of Representatives

Member, Governor Tim Pawlenty's Clean Water Council

Former Member, Legacy Funding Finance Committee, Minnesota State House of Representatives

Former Member, Minnesota Licensing and Registration System Steering, Minnesota State House of Representatives

Former Member, Taxation Committee, Minnesota State House of Representatives

Former Chair, Transportation Finance Committee, Minnesota State House of Representatives

Former Member, Water Division Committee, Minnesota State House of Representatives

Former Member, Ways and Means Committee, Minnesota State House of Representatives

Farmer, Nelson Township, Watonwan County, 1980-present

Former Music Teacher, Minnesota State Board of Education

Member, East Sveadahl Lutheran Church, present

Member, Governor’s Advisory Council on Connected and Automated Vehicles

Member, Minnesota's Deer Hunters Association

Former Chair, Saint James Health Services

Member, Saint James Lions Club

Vice President, Minnesota Farm Bureau, 2005-2008

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