Paul Gardner

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Paul Gardner
Minnesota House of Representatives District 53A
Former member
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Democratic Farmer-Labor
Profession Nonprofit executive
Paul Gardner (b. November 19, 1967) was a Democratic-Farmer Labor member of the Minnesota House of Representatives. He represented District 53A from 2007 to 2011. He was defeated in the 2010 general election.

Gardner earned his MPA in Public Affairs from the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota, and B.A. in History from Grinnell College.

Prior to his election to the House, Gardner served as Executive Director of the Recycling Association of Minnesota from 1997-2006. He has also been an Administrator for Compatible Technology International and worked in Program Administration for Legacy International.

Gardner is married and has 2 children.[1]

Committee assignments

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



See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2010

Gardner ran for re-election to the District 53A seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He was defeated by Linda Runbeck (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[2]


On November 4, 2008, Paul Gardner won election to the District 53A Seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives, defeating John Kappler. [3]

Paul Gardner raised $45,507 for his campaign.[4]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 53A (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Paul Gardner (DFL) 11,524 52.28%
John Kappler (R) 10,488 47.58%
Write-In 29 0.13%

Campaign donors

Listed below are the two largest contributors to Paul Gardner's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Public Fund $7,306
53rd Senate District Democrat-Farmer-Labor $5,900

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Political offices
Preceded by
Minnesota State House District 53A
Succeeded by
Linda Runbeck (R)