Dan Severson

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Dan Severson
Minnesota House of Representatives District 14A
Former member
In office
Dan Severson (b. August 31, 1954) was a Republican member of the Minnesota House of Representatives. He represented District 14A from 2002 to 2011. He served as Minority Whip. Severson was considering a run for Minnesota Secretary of State in the [[2014 elections.[1]

Severson served in the United States Navy from 1978-2000, and has been a business owner and substitute teacher.[2]

He also made an unsuccessful bid to become the Minnesota Secretary of State in the 2010 election. He ran in the Republican Party primary for the seat that is currently occupied by incumbent Democrat Mark Ritchie.

Committee assignments

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

  • Housing Finance and Policy and Public Health Finance Division (Lead GOP)
  • Public Safety Finance Division
  • Transportation Finance and Policy Division
  • Veterans Affairs Division



See also: Minnesota secretary of state election, 2014

Severson was considering a run for election to the Minnesota Secretary of State. The general election took place November 4, 2014.


See also: United States Senate elections in Minnesota, 2012

Severson was running for U.S. Senate in 2012 but failed to appear on the primary ballot.[3]


See also: Minnesota Secretary of State election, 2010
  • 2010 Race for Secretary of State - Republican Primary
  • Dan Severson ran unopposed in this contest
2010 Race for Secretary of State - General Election [4]
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Democratic Party Approveda Mark Ritchie 49.1%
     Republican Party Dan Severson 45.6%
     Independent Jual Carlson 5.2%
     Write-In 0.1%
Total Votes 2,035,365


On November 4, 2008, Dan Severson won election to the District 14A Seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives, defeating Rob Jacobs. [5]

Dan Severson raised $44,466 for his campaign.[6]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 14A (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Dan Severson (R) 12,927 54.95%
Rob Jacobs (DFL) 10,572 44.94%
Write-In 28 0.12%

Campaign donors

Listed below is the largest contributor to Dan Severson's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Public Fund $5,226

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Preceded by
Minnesota State House District 14A
Succeeded by
Tim O'Driscoll (R)