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John Kriesel
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Minnesota House of Representatives District 57A
Former Member
In office
2011 - 2013
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
Military service
Service/branchArmy National Guard
ProfessionMarketing contractor
Office website
John Kriesel is a former Republican member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 57A from 2011 to 2013. 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 served on these committees:



See also: Minnesota gubernatorial election, 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.


Taxpayers League of Minnesota

The Taxpayers League of Minnesota, a Minnesota-based taxpayer advocacy organization, releases a legislative scorecard for the Minnesota House of Representatives and Minnesota State Senate once a year. The scorecard gives each legislator a score based on how they voted in the prior legislative term on tax issues and “their efforts to balance the state budget without a tax increase.” The organization also compiles a legislator’s individual "Lifetime Score."[5]


Kriesel received a score of 43% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 66th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[6]


Kriesel received a score of 77% in the 2011 scorecard, ranking 43rd out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members. [7]


Kriesel and his wife Katie have two children.

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