David Osmek

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David Osmek
David Osmek.jpg
Minnesota State Senate District 33
In office
January 8, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2017
Years in position 1
Base salary$31,140.90/year
Per diem$96/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Mound City Councilmember
Bachelor'sSaint Cloud State University
Place of birthGlencoe, MN
ProfessionProject Manager, United HealthGroup
Office website
David Osmek is a Republican member of the Minnesota State Senate, representing District 33 since 2013.


Campaign themes

Osmek's website highlights the following campaign themes:[1]

It's about the spending

  • Excerpt:" Creating inventive ways to fund itself is not a problem for State Government. We have the money. The problem is HOW MUCH we SPEND, and HOW we spend it."

Transportation needs real solutions… not 19th century ones

  • Excerpt:"Investing in roads and bridges, not light rail, brings immediate benefits."

Education: Less micro-management and more local control

  • Excerpt:"Even with our limited resources, we demand a world-class education for our children. We can do better with what we have if we are smarter in our approach to education."

We do need government … but smaller is better

  • Excerpt:"We do need a government to handle public safety, courts, snow plowing roads, and many other tasks that do make sense for government to do. The problem is that we could do just as well with a much SMALLER level of government, both in terms of its size and intrusiveness into our lives."

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Osmek served on the following committees:

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013
Environment and Energy
Transportation and Public Safety



See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2012

Osmek won election in the 2012 election for Minnesota State Senate District 33. He defeated Connie Doepke in the Republican primary on August 14 and defeated Judy Rogosheske (D) in the general election on November 6.[2][3]

Minnesota State Senate, District 33, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Osmek 59.1% 28,195
     Democratic Judy Rogosheske 40.9% 19,547
Total Votes 47,742

Minnesota State Senate, District 33 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Osmek 50.9% 2,885
Connie Doepke 49.1% 2,778
Total Votes 5,663

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Preceded by
Gen Olson (R)
Minnesota State Senate District 33
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