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Revision as of 13:48, 7 November 2012

Bob Dettmer
Minnesota House of Representatives District 52A
In office
2007 - present
Term ends
January 8, 2013
Years in position 8
Base salary$31,140.90/year
Per diem$86/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 7, 2006
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sBemidji State University
Master'sUniversity of Saint Thomas
Date of birthMarch 1, 1951
Place of birthFaribault, MN
ProfessionTeacher/Coach (retired)
Office website
Campaign website
Bob Dettmer (b. March 1, 1951) is a Republican member of the Minnesota House of Representatives. He has represented District 52A since 2006 and currently serves as an Assistant Minority Whip.

Dettmer received his MA in Education Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Saint Thomas and BS in Health/Physical Education from Bemidji State University.

He has worked as a teacher and head wrestling coach at Forest Lake High School, and served as Chief Warrant Officer in the United States Army Reserves, Iraq. Dettmer is married and has 3 children.[1]


Campaign Themes

Dettmer's website highlights the following campaign themes:[2]


  • Excerpt:"Equity funding is essential to help lower class size and hire the staff necessary to properly instruct our students. We must also build in reform and accountability so that taxpayers are assured the dollars they entrust to the public school system are used in the classroom and not squandered on excessive bureaucracy or programs with dubious merit."

Taxes & the Economy

  • Excerpt:"During these challenging economic times, government should encourage businesses to locate in our state not to drive them away with increased taxation and excessive regulation. These types of legislation affect all businesses, but especially the job creating small and family-owned operations."


  • Excerpt:"I have consistently supported consumer-centric solutions that let individuals and families find the most affordable care that suits their needs."

Public Safety & Immigration

  • Excerpt:"Public safety is of paramount importance in communities across the state. The first duty of any government is to protect its citizens."


  • Excerpt:"The overwhelming majority of Minnesotans travel using roads and bridges and our funding priorities should reflect that reality."

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Dettmer has been appointed to these committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Dettmer served on these committees:

  • Veterans Affairs Division (Lead GOP)
  • Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division
  • K-12 Education Finance Division
  • Property and Local Sales Tax Division
  • Rules and Legislative Administration



See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Dettmer ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14. The general election is November 6.[3][4]


See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2010

Dettmer won re-election to the District 52A Seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Adam Best (DFL) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[5]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 52A (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Adam Best (DFL) 6,548 33.15%
Green check mark transparent.png Bob Dettmer (R) 13,183 66.74%
Write-In 23 0.12%


On November 4, 2008, Bob Dettmer won election to the District 52A Seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives, defeating Rolanda Delamartinez. [6]

Bob Dettmer raised $41,924 for his campaign.[7]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 52A (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Bob Dettmer (R) 16,512 67.02%
Rolanda Delamartinez (DFL) 8,085 32.82%
Write-In 39 0.16%

Campaign donors


In 2010, Dettmer received $28,148 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed below.[8]


Listed below are the two largest contributors to Bob Dettmer's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Public Fund $8,118
52nd Senate District Republican Party $3,500

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Political offices
Preceded by
Minnesota State House District 52A
Succeeded by