|Minnesota House of Representatives District 19B|
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Tom Emmer was born in South Bend, Indiana but grew up in Edina, Minnesota. His family had roots in the state; his great grandfather founded Emmer Brothers Lumber in 1907. The company is today known as Viking Forest Products and Mark's brother, Jack, manages the business. Mark joined JROTC and attended an all-male college prep school, the St. Thomas Academy before attending college at Boston College and the University of Alaska. He played hockey for both schools and continues to be an avid player.
Dayton earned a Juis Doctorate in 1988 and spent several years practicing as a trial attorney before founding his own law firm. He served on the Delano City Council from 2003-2004 and the Independence City Council from 1995-2002. In 2004, he won election to the Minnesota State House of Representatives. In 2006 and again in 2006, he won decisive re-election victories.
Emmer is a member of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, Minnesota State Bar Association, North Dakota State Bar Association, and Wisconsin State Bar Association.
He has been married to Jacqueline Emmer since 1986; they have seven children.
- William Mitchell College of Law, J.D., 1988
- University of Alaska at Fairbanks, B.A., 1984
- Boston College
- St. Thomas Academy
Prior to leaving the house, he served on the following committees:
- State and Local Government Operations Reform, Technology and Elections (Lead GOP)
- Health Care and Human Services Finance Division
- Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight
- Licensing Division
Emmer ran for governor in 2010. He faced Mark Dayton (D), Farheen Hakeem (G), and Tom Horner (Independence) in the general election on November 2, 2010. Emmer was defeated by Democratic candidate Mark Dayton.
Tom Emmer raised $22,127 for his campaign.
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 19B (2008)|
|Tom Emmer (R)||17,455||60.81%|
|Christine Brazelton (DFL)||11,194||39.00%|
Listed below are the two largest contributors to Tom Emmer's 2008 campaign.
|Wright County Republican Party||$2,000|
- Tom Emmer's campaign website
- Minnesota House of Representatives - Rep. Emmer
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2004
- Tom Emmer on Facebook
- Tom Emmer on Twitter
|Minnesota State House District 19B
| Succeeded by|
Joe McDonald (R)
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