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Cy Thao
Minnesota House of Representatives District 65A
Former member
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Democratic Farmer-Labor
Profession Artist
Cy Thao (b. March 2, 1972) was a Democratic-Farmer Labor member of the Minnesota House of Representatives. He represented District 65A from 2003 to 2011.

Thao is an artist. He earned his B.A. in political science/Studio Art from the University of Minnesota - Morris.

He is married and has 2 children.[1]

Committee assignments

Prior to leaving the house, he served on the following committees:



Thao chose not to run in the 2010 election.


On November 4, 2008, Cy Thao won election to the District 65A Seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives, defeating Paul Holgren. [2]

Cy Thao raised $15,805 for his campaign.[3]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 65A (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Cy Thao (DFL) 9,226 79.62%
Paul Holgren (R) 2,297 19.82%
Write-In 65 0.56%

Campaign donors

Listed below is the largest contributor to Cy Thao's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Public Fund $6,335

Campaign finance irregularities

On February 3, 2010 the campaign finance board ordered Thao to pay the state $4,700 because of irregularities in his 2006 and 2008 campaign finances. The board found he had overpaid friends and relatives for work out of his campaign fund. Thao is required to pay $1,700 in public subsidies and a $3,000 civil penalty. He disagreed that he overpaid anyone, and is considering an appeal.[4]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Minnesota State House District 65A
Succeeded by
Rene Moran (D)