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}}{{tnr}}'''Lyle Koenen''' (b. June 16, 1956) is a [[Democratic|Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party]] member of the [[Minnesota State Senate]], representing District 17.  He was first elected to the chamber in the [[State legislative special elections, 2012#April 10, 2012|April 10, 2012 special election]]. The special election was called to fill the vacancy created when [[Gary Kubly]] (D) passed away on March 2, 2012 after a battle with Lou Gehrig's Disease.<ref>[http://www.marshallindependent.com/page/content.detail/id/532947/Kubly-laid-to-rest-in-Granite-Falls.html?nav=5015 ''Independent,'' "Kubly laid to rest in Granite Falls," March 8, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://www.wctrib.com/event/article/id/91001/ ''West Central Tribune,'' "Minn. governor announces special election to fill late senator’s seat," March 8, 2012]</ref>
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}}{{tnr}}'''Lyle Koenen''' (b. June 16, 1956) is a [[Democratic|Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party]] member of the [[Minnesota State Senate]], representing District 17.  He was first elected to the chamber in the [[State legislative special elections, 2012#April 10, 2012|April 10, 2012 special election]]. The special election was called to fill the vacancy created when [[Gary Kubly]] (D) passed away on March 2, 2012 after a battle with Lou Gehrig's Disease.<ref>[http://www.marshallindependent.com/page/content.detail/id/532947/Kubly-laid-to-rest-in-Granite-Falls.html?nav=5015 ''Independent,'' "Kubly laid to rest in Granite Falls," March 8, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://www.wctrib.com/event/article/id/91001/ ''West Central Tribune,'' "Minn. governor announces special election to fill late senator’s seat," March 8, 2012]</ref> In the 2013 session, Koenen served as a [[State Senate Majority Whip|Majority Whip]].
  
 
Koenen served in the [[Minnesota House of Representatives]], representing District 20B from 2003 to 2012.  
 
Koenen served in the [[Minnesota House of Representatives]], representing District 20B from 2003 to 2012.  

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Lyle Koenen
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Minnesota State Senate, District 17
Incumbent
In office
2012 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2017
Years in position 2
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Majority Whip, Minnesota State Senate
2013 - present
Compensation
Base salary$31,140.90/year
Per diem$96/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedApril 10, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Minnesota House of Representatives, District 20B
2003 - 2012
Education
Associate'sWillmar Vocational Technical School
Personal
BirthdayJune 16, 1956
Place of birthWillmar, Minnesota
ProfessionTransportation/Farmer
ReligionChristian Reformed
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Lyle Koenen (b. June 16, 1956) is a Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party member of the Minnesota State Senate, representing District 17. He was first elected to the chamber in the April 10, 2012 special election. The special election was called to fill the vacancy created when Gary Kubly (D) passed away on March 2, 2012 after a battle with Lou Gehrig's Disease.[1][2] In the 2013 session, Koenen served as a Majority Whip.

Koenen served in the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 20B from 2003 to 2012.

Biography

Koenen's professional experience includes working as a milk truck driver, school bus driver, and dairy farmer.[3]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013
Environment and Energy
Jobs, Agriculture and Rural Development
Taxes

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Koenen served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Koenen served on the following committees:

Election history

2012

See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2012

Koenen won re-election in District 17 for the Minnesota State Senate. Koenen defeated Larry D. Rice in the Democratic primary on August 14 and defeated Joe Gimse (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4]

Minnesota State Senate, District 17, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLyle Koenen Incumbent 55.5% 21,621
     Republican Joe Gimse 44.5% 17,350
Total Votes 38,971
Minnesota State Senate, District 17 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLyle Koenen Incumbent 57.2% 3,019
Larry D. Rice 42.8% 2,259
Total Votes 5,278

2012 special election

See also: State legislative special elections, 2012

Koenen defeated Gregg Kulberg (R) and Leon Greenslit (I) in the April 10 special election. He defeated John Schultz in the March 27 primary.[5][6]

Minnesota State Senate, District 20, Special Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLyle Koenen 54.4% 3,914
     Republican Gregg Kulberg 40.5% 2,912
     Independence Leon Greenslit 5.1% 364
     Write-in Various 0% 3
Total Votes 7,193

2010

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2010

Koenen won re-election to the District 20B Seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Brian Kohout (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[7]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 20B (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Lyle Koenen (DFL) 6,893 50.56%
Brian Kohout (R) 6,728 49.35%
Write-In 13 0.10%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Lyle Koenen won election to the District 20B Seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives, defeating Don Swoboda. [8]

Lyle Koenen raised $19,870 for his campaign.[9]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 20B (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Lyle Koenen (DFL) 11,732 66.86%
Don Swoboda (R) 5,790 33.00%
Write-In 24 0.14%

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Koenen received $21,185 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed below.[10]


2008

Listed below are the two largest contributors to Lyle Koenen's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Public Fund $4,124
Yellow Medicine County Democrat-Farmer-Labor $1,400

Personal

Koenen is married with four children. He has served as co-chair of the Chippewa Farmers Union.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Sean Nienow (R)
Minnesota State Senate District 17
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Gary Kubly
Minnesota State Senate District 20
2012–2013
Succeeded by
Kevin Dahle (DFL)
Preceded by
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Minnesota State House District 20B
2003–2012
Succeeded by
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