Tony Sertich

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Anthony Sertich
Anthony Sertich 2010.jpg
Sertich in 2010
Commissioner of the Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 13, 2011
Governor Mark Dayton
Preceded by Sandy Layman
Minnesota House Majority Leader
In office
January 2007 – January 4, 2011
Preceded by Erik Paulsen
Succeeded by Matt Dean
Member of the Minnesota House of Representatives
from the 5B district
In office
January 3, 2001 – January 13, 2011
Preceded by David Tomassoni
Succeeded by Carly Melin
Personal details
Born (1976-01-02) January 2, 1976 (age 38)
Political party Democratic Farmer Labor Party
Residence Chisholm, Minnesota
Alma mater Hamline University
Occupation small business manager, legislator
Religion Catholic

Anthony 'Tony' Sertich (born January 2, 1976) is a Minnesota politician and the current commissioner of the Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board.[1] A Democrat, he served in the Minnesota House of Representatives from 2001 to 2011, representing District 5B, which includes portions of the Iron Range in St. Louis County, which is in the northeastern part of the state. He also served as House Majority Leader from 2007 to 2011.[2]

Sertich was first elected in 2000 at the age of 24, making him the youngest member of the Minnesota Legislature at that time. When Democrats took over the House in 2006, he was selected to serve as majority leader under Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher. While he won re-election in 2010, he did not seek a leadership position in the new Republican-controlled legislature. Shortly thereafter, he resigned his seat effective January 13, 2011, to accept Governor Mark Dayton's appointed to head the Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board.[3][4]

Sertich is a graduate of Hamline University in Saint Paul, where he received a B.A. in Theatre Arts and Political Science. After graduation, he worked for State Senator Jerry Janezich, who also represented the Iron Range.[2] When Janezich ran for the United States Senate in 2000, then-Representative David Tomassoni ran for the Minnesota Senate, opening up the seat to which Sertich was elected.[3]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Erik Paulsen
Minnesota House Majority Leader
2007-2011
Succeeded by
Matt Dean
Preceded by
Sandy Layman
Commissioner of the Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board
2011-present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Minnesota House of Representatives
Preceded by
David Tomassoni
Minnesota State Representative for District 5B
2001-2011
Succeeded by
Carly Melin