Warren Limmer

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Warren Limmer
Minnesota State Senate District 34
In office
1995 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2017
Years in position 19
Base salary$31,140.90/year
Per diem$96/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedFebruary 2, 1995
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Minnesota House of Representatives
1989 - 1996
Bachelor'sSaint Cloud State University
Associate'sNorth Hennepin Community College
BirthdayJanuary 24, 1955
Place of birthSioux Falls, SD
ProfessionReal Estate Broker
Office website
Warren Limmer (b. January 24, 1955) is a Republican member of the Minnesota State Senate, representing District 34 since 2013. He has served in the position since winning a special election in February 1995. He also served in the Minnesota House of Representatives from 1989 to 1996, and as a College Campuse coordinator for former Republican Governor Al Quie in his 1978 campaign.

Limmer graduated from North Hennipen Community College with his Associate's Degree and later graduated with a Bachelor's in Criminal Justice from St. Cloud State. Limmer is a former Corrections Officer.

Committee assignments


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

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013
Rules and Administration


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Limmer served on these committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Limmer served on these committees:



See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2012

Limmer won election in District 34 in 2012 due to redistricting. He was unopposed in the August 14 Republican primary and defeated Sharon Bahensky (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

Minnesota State Senate, District 34, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngWarren Limmer Incumbent 57.1% 25,847
     Democratic Sharon Bahensky 42.9% 19,406
Total Votes 45,253


See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2010

Limmer won re-election to the 32nd District Seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. No Democrats are running. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.

Minnesota State Senate, District 32 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Warren Limmer (R) 28902 97.25%
Write-In 818 2.75%


On November 7, 2006, Limmer won re-election to the 32nd District Seat in the Minnesota State Senate, defeating John Olson (DFL).[3]

Minnesota State Senate, District 32 (2006)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Warren Limmer (R) 21,737 58.06%
John Olson (DFL) 15,666 41.85%
Write-In 35 0.09%

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Limmer received $11,775 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[4]

Minnesota State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Warren Limmer's campaign in 2010
Cuvol Cmte$500
Prairie Island PAC$500
Minnesota Association Of Realtors$500
Fond Du Lac Cmte On Education$500
C A R PAC$500
Total Raised in 2010 $11,775


In 2006, Limmer collected $48,338 in donations.[5]

His five largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Public Fund $18,310
Senate District 32 Republicans $1,000
Michael and Barbara Wigley $1,000
Lockridge Grindal Nauen & Holstein $500
Aaron Hall Senate Team $500

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District 32

Limmer represents Minnesota Senate District 32. District 32 the Minneapolis suburbs of Maple Grove, Rogers, and Rockford [6].


Warren is married to Lori Limmer. They have three children and reside in Maple Grove, Minnesota.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Julianne Ortman (R)
Minnesota State Senate District 34
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Minnesota State Senate District 32
Febuary 1995–2013
Succeeded by
Sean Nienow (R)