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Kriesel told the ''Real Capitol Review'' in November 2012 that he was considering running for [[Governor of Minnesota]] in the [[State executive official elections, 2014|2014 elections]].<ref>[http://www.realcapitolview.com/kriesel-for-governor/#.ULT5sYUaDmo ''Real Capitol Review,'' "Rep. Kriesel: “I would never rule out a run for governor,” November 27, 2012]</ref>
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Revision as of 12:10, 27 November 2012

John Kriesel
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Minnesota House of Representatives District 57A
In office
2011 - present
Term ends
January 8, 2013
Years in position 4
Base salary$31,140.90/year
Per diem$86/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Military service
Service/branchArmy National Guard
ProfessionMarketing contractor
Office website
John Kriesel is a Republican member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 57A. Kriesel was elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2010. In May 2011, Governing Magazine named Kriesel one of 17 "GOP Legislators to Watch." Each of the legislators was selected on the basis of qualities like leadership, ambition, and political potential.[1]

Kriesel currently works for a private firm as a marketing and advertising contractor to the MN Army National Guard. He is a retired member of the Minnesota Army National Guard. John enlisted in the Guard on his 17th birthday, and served for 10 years while maintaining a full time civilian job.

Committee assignments


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



See also: State executive official elections, 2014

Kriesel told the Real Capitol Review in November 2012 that he was considering running for Governor of Minnesota in the 2014 elections.[2]


See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2010

Kriesel won election to the District 57A Seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He faced Jen Peterson (DFL) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[3]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 57A (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Jen Peterson (DFL) 6,858 48.36%
Green check mark transparent.png John Kriesel (R) 7,310 51.54%
Write-In 14 0.1%

Campaign donors


In 2010, Kriesel raised $48,477 in contributions.[4]

No contributions to his campaign were of $1,000 or more.


Kriesel and his wife Katie have two children.

External links

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Political offices
Preceded by
Karla Bigham (D)
Minnesota House of Representatives District 57A
Succeeded by