Gerald Newton

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Gerald Newton
Minnesota House of Representatives District 49B
Former member
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Democratic Farmer-Labor
Profession School board director
Gerald Newton (b. September 15, 1937) was a Democratic-Farmer Labor member of the Minnesota House of Representatives. He represented District 49B from 2009 to 2011. He was defeated in the 2010 general election.

Newton earned his MA in International Relations from Boston University, and BA in Government from the University of Maryland.

From 1980 to 2000 Newton was owner and manager of the Blaine Dairy Store. She has also worked as a teaching assistant at the University of Minnesota, teacher at the University of Maryland, and served in the United States Army.

Newton was Acting Mayor of Coon Rapids from 1999-2000, and on the council from 1994-2000.

He is married and has 6 children.[1]

Committee assignments

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



See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2010

Newton ran for re-election to the District 49B Seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He was defeated by Branden Petersen (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[2]


On November 4, 2008, Gerald Newton won election to the District 49B Seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives, defeating Jake Cimenski. [3]

Gerald Newton raised $23,149 for his campaign.[4]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 49B (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Gerald Newton (DFL) 11,019 56.58%
Jake Cimenski (R) 8,413 43.20%
Write-In 43 0.22%

Campaign donors

Listed below are the four largest contributors to Gerald Newton's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Public Fund $5,899
Gerald F. Newton $5,000
Mortensen for House $3,650
49th Senate District Democrat-Farmer-Labor $1,300

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Political offices
Preceded by
Minnesota State House District 49B
Succeeded by
Branden Petersen (R)