Al Doty

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Al Doty
Member of the Minnesota House of Representatives
from the 12B district
In office
January 3, 2007 – January 3, 2011
Preceded by Greg Blaine
Succeeded by Mike LeMieur
Personal details
Born (1945-10-19) October 19, 1945 (age 69)
Minnesota
Political party Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party
Spouse(s) Donna
Children 2
Residence Royalton, Minnesota
Alma mater University of Minnesota Morris
University of Manitoba
Profession senior citizen advocate, educator, legislator
Religion Protestant

Al Doty (born October 19, 1945) is a Minnesota politician and a former member of the Minnesota House of Representatives who represented District 12B, which includes portions of Crow Wing and Morrison counties.[1] A Democrat, he was first elected in 2006 when he defeated three-term Republican incumbent Greg Blaine.[2] He was re-elected in 2008, but was unseated by Republican Mike LeMieur in the 2010 general election.[3]

Biography[edit]

Doty taught social studies, coached wrestling, and was technology coordinator at Pierz High School in Pierz from 1968 until he retired in 1999. After retiring, he went to work as a senior citizen advocate for Horizon Health, Inc. in Pierz.

In 2004, Doty ran for the District 12B seat as an Independence Party candidate against Rep. Blaine and DFL-endorsed candidate Bob Keeton. Blaine won the election.[4] In March 2006, he was asked by the DFL Party to run as their candidate after Bob Keeton dropped out. He won the election by 582 votes.[5] In 2008, he was challenged by Little Falls city councilman Mike LeMieur. He was re-elected by a narrow margin of 76 votes.[6] In 2012, Doty ran for the Minnesota Senate in the redrawn District 9 and was defeated by Paul Gazelka.[7]

Doty served on the House Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Committee and on that committee's subcommittee for Veterans Affairs. He was also a member of the Finance subcommittees for the Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Finance Division, and the Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division.[1]

Electoral history[edit]

2012 Minnesota Senate Election District 9[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
DFL Al Doty 17,687 46.22%
Republican Paul Gazelka 20,527 53.65%
2008 Minnesota House of Representatives Election District 12B
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
DFL Al Doty 10,071 50.11% -1.59%
Republican Mike LeMieur 9,995 49.73% +1.52%
Write-ins 33 .16% +.06%
Margin of victory 76 .38% -3.11%
Turnout 20,099 87% +14%
DFL hold Swing
2006 Minnesota House of Representatives Election District 12B
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
DFL Al Doty 8,615 51.7% +14.25%
Republican Greg Blaine 8,033 48.21% -1.86%
Write-ins 16 .1% +.02%
Margin of victory 582 3.49%
Turnout 16,664 73% -25%
DFL gain from Republican
2004 Minnesota House of Representatives Election District 12B
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Greg Blaine 9,933 50.07% -6.83%
DFL Bob Keeton 7,430 37.45% -5.64%
Independent Al Doty 2,460 12.4%
Write-ins 16 .08% +.07%
Margin of victory 2,530 12.56% -1.25%
Turnout 19,839 98% +20%
Republican hold Swing

Note: The ±% column reflects the change in total number of votes won by each party from the previous election.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Minnesota Legislators Past & Present - Legislator Record - Doty, Al". Leg.state.mn.us. Retrieved 2010-07-20. 
  2. ^ "Election Reporting". Electionresults.sos.state.mn.us. Retrieved 2010-07-20. 
  3. ^ http://www.sctimes.com/article/20101103/NEWS01/111020063/LeMieur-wins-House-District-12B
  4. ^ "Election Reporting". Electionresults.sos.state.mn.us. 2004-12-22. Retrieved 2010-07-20. 
  5. ^ [1][dead link]
  6. ^ "Election Reporting". Electionresults.sos.state.mn.us. Retrieved 2010-07-20. 
  7. ^ a b "Results for All State Senate Races". Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State. Retrieved November 14, 2012. 

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