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|Minnesota State Senate District 8|
|Minnesota State Senate District 10|
Skogen received his degree in Radio Broadcasting from Thief River Falls Technical College. Skogen is a former Radio Broadcaster and currently is a beef farmer when the legislature is not in session.
Skogen's website highlights the following campaign themes:
- Excerpt:"We must stop borrowing from our public schools to balance our budgets."
Environment and Natural Resources
- Excerpt:"It is critical that we protect, preserve and enhance our natural resources, while protecting our right to hunt and fish."
Jobs and Economic Growth
- Excerpt:"It is important to make sure that we reduce mandates and permitting time to provide flexibility for the job creators in Greater Minnesota."
Agriculture and Transportation
- Excerpt:"We need to continue to allow farmers to do their work while protecting the integrity of the land, water and air."
Health and Human Services
- Excerpt:"It is important in a civil society to prioritize and keep in place the safety nets that make us an honorable and compassionate society. "
Prior to leaving the senate, Skogen was a member of these committees:
- Agriculture and Veterans
- Agriculture and Veterans Budget and Policy Division
- Commerce and Consumer Protection
- E-12 Education Budget and Policy Division
- Environment and Natural Resources (Vice-Chair).
- See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2012
Skogen ran for the 8th District Senate seat in 2012. He ran unopposed in the August 14 primary, and was defeated by 11th District incumbent Bill Ingebrigtsen (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Minnesota State Senate, District 8, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Bill Ingebrigtsen Incumbent||52.9%||22,693|
- See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2010
Skogen lost re-election to the 10th District seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. Gretchen Hoffman ran for the seat on the Republican ticket. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.
|Minnesota State Senate, District 10 (2006)|
|Dan Skogen (DFL)||17,530||55.23%|
|Cal Larson (R)||14,191||44.71%|
In 2006, Skogen collected $69,198 in donations.
His five largest contributors in 2006 were:
|Otter Tail County DFL||$2,000|
|Wadena County DFL||$1,350|
|Senate DFL Caucus||$1,000|
Skogen represented Minnesota Senate District 10. District 10 includes the Fergus Falls Region.
Dan is married to Nee Skogen. The have two children and reside in Hewitt, Minnesota.
- Dan Skogen's personal website
- Dan Skogen's official Minnesota State Senate website
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2010, 2008, 2006
- Minnesota Public Radio votetracker profile
- "skogenforsenate," Official Campaign Website
- "Minnesota Senate" List of Standing Committees
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "Minnesota State Canvassing Report - State Primary - Tuesday, August 14, 2012," accessed April 23, 2014
- Secretary of State Official general election results
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "Official Results General Election - Nov. 7, 2006," accessed May 15, 2014
- 2006 contributions to Dan Skogen
- "Minnesota Secretary of State" Map of Senate District 10
|Minnesota State Senate District 10
| Succeeded by|
Gretchen Hoffman (R)