Tony Lourey

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Tony Lourey
Minnesota State Senate, District 11
In office
2007 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2017
Years in position 7
Base salary$31,140.90/year
Per diem$96/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 7, 2006
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Minnesota
J.D.Hamline University School of Law
BirthdayAugust 15, 1967
Place of birthPine County, Minnesota
ProfessionFarmer/Owner, Askov American Newspaper
Office website
Tony Lourey (b. August 15, 1967) is a Democratic-Farmer-Labor member of the Minnesota State Senate, representing District 11. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006.

Lourey served as a Township Supervisor for the Town of Kerrick.


Lourey earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Minnesota, and his J.D. from the William Mitchell College of Law after attending the Hamline University School of Law. His professional experience includes working as a business owner, newspaper owner, public policy consultant, and farmer.[1]

Committee assignments


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

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013
Health, Human Services and Housing
Higher Education and Workforce Development


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


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

Election history


See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2012

Lourey won election for the 11th District Senate seat in 2012 due to redistricting. He ran unopposed in the August 14 primary and defeated Bill Saumer (R) in the general election was November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Minnesota State Senate, District 11, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTony Lourey Incumbent 64.3% 24,342
     Republican Bill Saumer 35.7% 13,505
Total Votes 37,847


See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2010

Lourey won re-election to the 8th District Seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. Michael Cummins ran for the seat on the Republican ticket. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.

Minnesota State Senate, District 8 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Tony Lourey (DFL) 16715 54.91%
Michael Cummins (R) 13681 44.94%
Write-In 45 0.15%


On November 7, 2006, Lourey won election to the 8th District Seat in the Minnesota State Senate, defeating Dan Stevens (R).[4]

Minnesota State Senate, District 8 (2006)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Tony Lourey (DFL) 18,087 57.49%
Dan Stevens (R) 13,307 42.30%
Write-In 66 0.21%

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Lourey received $46,150 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[5]

Minnesota State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Tony Lourey's campaign in 2010
Public Fund$10,337
Lourey, Anthony L$5,000
Kanabec County Democratic-Farmer-Labor$1,150
8th Senate District Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party$1,000
Carlton County Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party$800
Total Raised in 2010 $46,150


In 2006, Lourey collected $62,827 in donations.[6]

His five largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Public Fund $13,474
Anthony Lourey $5,000
Pine County DFL $1,500
John Westmoreland Senate District 8 Committee $1,031
8th Congressional District DFL $800


Lourey and his wife, Marlana, have three children.

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Preceded by
Bill Ingebrigtsen (R)
Minnesota State Senate District 11
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Minnesota State Senate District 8
Succeeded by
Bill Ingebrigtsen (R)