Leo Foley

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Leo Foley
Minnesota State Senate District 47
Former member
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Democratic Farmer-Labor
Profession Attorney
Leo Foley (b. October 25, 1928) was a Democratic member of the Minnesota State Senate. He was first elected in 1996 and most recently re-elected in November of 2006, his term expiring in 2010. He was defeated in the November 2, 2010, general election.

Foley graduated from Metropolitan State in 1974 with his Bachelor's degree and later gradauted from Minnesota State with his Master's degree in 1979. Foley later earned his Juris Doctor degree from William Mitchell College in 1994.

Foley is also the County Attorney for Anoka County when the legislature is not in session.

Committee assignments

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



See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2010

Foley lost re-election to the 47th District seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. Benjamin Kruse ran for the seat on the Republican ticket and Andrew Kratoska ran for the Independence Party. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.


On November 7, 2006, Foley won re-election to the 47th District Seat in the Minnesota State Senate, defeating Scott Schulte (R).[2]

Minnesota State Senate, District 47 (2006)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Leo Foley (DFL) 15,942 50.62%
Scott Schulte (R) 15,506 49.24%
Write-In 45 0.14%

Campaign donors

In 2006, Foley collected $37,722 in donations.[3]

His five largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Public Fund $14,995
Education Minnesota $600
Minneapolis Police Relief Association $500
Minnesota State Patrol Troopers Association $500
AFSCME Minnesota Council 5 $500

District 47

Foley represented Minnesota Senate District 47. District 47 includes the Minneapolis/St. Paul suburbs of Champlin and Coon Rapids[4].


Leo is maried to Kathryn Foley. They have four children and reside in Anoka, Minnesota.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Minnesota State Senate District 47
Succeeded by
Benjamin Kruse (R)