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Dennis Frederickson

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Dennis Fredrickson
Minnesota State Senate District 21
Former member
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Republican
Profession Retired Legislator
Dennis Frederickson (b. July 27, 1939) was a Republican member of the Minnesota State Senate, representing the 21st District from 1981 to 2011. Fredrickson was last re-elected in November of 2006 with his term expiring in 2010. He served as President Pro Tempore from 2007-2011, and was Assistant Minority Leader from 1993 to 1998. Before becoming a state legislator, Fredrickson was a County Commissioner for Redwood County from 1972 to 1980. He chose not to run for re-election in 2010.

On March 30, 2010, Frederickson announced he would not be seeking re-election.[1]

Fredrickson graduated from Minnesota with his Bachelor's degree in 1961 and is a retired farmer and former US Navy pilot.

Committee assignments

Prior to leaving the senate, Fredrickson was a member of these committees:



Frederickson chose not to run in the 2010 election.


On November 7, 2006, Frederickson won election to the 21st District Seat in the Minnesota State Senate, defeating opponents Margie Hoyt (DFL) and Brian Bretzman (I).[3]

Minnesota State Senate, District 21 (2006)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Dennis Frederickson (R) 17,262 59.72%
Margie Hoyt (DFL) 9,813 33.95%
Brian Bretzman (I) 1,810 6.26%
Write-In 22 0.08%

Campaign donors

In 2006, Frederickson collected $26,803 in donations.[4]

His five largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Public Fund $10,143
Brown County Republican Committee $4,500
Redwood County Republican Party of Minnesota $1,000
Mah Mah Wi No Min $500
Prairie Island Indian Community $500

District 21

Fredrickson represented Minnesota Senate District 21. District 21 includes Brown, Lyon, and Redwood Counties[5].


Dennis is married to Marj Fredrickson. The have three children and reside in New Ulm, Minnesota.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Minnesota State Senate District 21
Succeeded by
Gary Dahms (R)