Al Juhnke

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Al Juhnke
Member of the Minnesota House of Representatives
from the 13B district
In office
January 7, 1997 – January 3, 2011
Preceded by Tom Van Engen
Succeeded by Bruce Vogel
Personal details
Born Wells, Minnesota
Political party Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party
Spouse(s) Claire
Children 2
Residence Willmar, Minnesota
Alma mater Lakewood Community College
University of Minnesota
Profession real estate appraiser, legislator
Religion Lutheran

Al Juhnke (born November 1958) is a Minnesota politician and a former member of the Minnesota House of Representatives who represented District 13B, which includes portions of Kandiyohi County in the west central part of the state. A Democrat, he was first elected in 1996, and was re-elected to six consecutive terms. He was unseated by Republican Bruce Vogel in the 2010 general election.[1] Prior to the 2002 legislative redistricting, the area was known as District 15A.[2]

Juhnke most recently served on the House Bonding, Environment Policy, Finance, and Rules committees, on the Commerce and Labor Subcommittee for the Telecommunications Regulation and Infrastructure Division, and was Chair of the Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Finance Committee. He was an assistant minority leader from 2001 to 2004, and also served as speaker pro tempore.[2]

Juhnke’s legislative accomplishments include being named Politics In Minnesota’s “First Termer of the Year in the Minnesota House” in 1997, serving as co-chair of the Council of State Governments-Midwest Legislative Conference (CSG-MLC) Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee, and serving as co-chair of the Minnesota NextGen Energy Board. He also serves on the board of directors of the Minnesota Chicano Latino Affairs Council.

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