Bob Dettmer

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Bob Dettmer
Minnesota House of Representatives District 52A
Assumed office
Current term ends
January 4, 2013
Political party Republican
Profession Educator (retired)
Website House Site
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]

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, 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.[2]

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. [3]

Bob Dettmer raised $41,924 for his campaign.[4]

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

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