Paul Koering

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Paul Koering
Minnesota State Senate District 12
Former member
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Republican
Profession Small Business Owner
Paul Koering (b. December 17, 1964) was a Republican member of the Minnesota State Senate. He was first elected to this position in 2002 and re-elected in 2006, with his term expiring in 2010. Koering was defeated in the 2010 Republican primary by Paul Gazelka (R).

Koering graduated with his high school diploma and is a small business owner in addition to being a Senator.

Committee assignments

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



See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2010

Koreing lost to challenger Paul Gazelka in the August 10 Republican primary by a margin of 3,752-2,857. Koering was seeking his third term. Gazelka faced Taylor Stevenson (D) and Steve Park (C) in the general election on November 2.


On November 7, 2006, Koering won re-election to the 12th District Seat in the Minnesota State Senate, defeating Terry Sluss (DFL).[2]

Minnesota State Senate, District 12 (2006)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Paul Koering (R) 17,530 55.26%
Terry Sluss (DFL) 14,260 43.20%
Write-In 363 1.10%
Forest Wayne Hyatt (Write-In) 144 0.44%

Campaign donors

In 2006, Koering collected $54,752 in donations.[3]

His five largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Public Fund $10,979
Morrison County Republican Party $2,000
Robert & Justine Haselow $1,000
Minnesota Veterinary Medicine Association $750
Minnesota Hospital Association $600

District 12

Koering represented Minnesota Senate District 12. District 12 includes the Fergus Falls Region[4].


Paul is single and resides in Fort Ripley, Minnesota.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Minnesota State Senate District 12
Succeeded by
Paul Gazelka (R)