Arlon Lindner

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Arlon Lindner
Member of the Minnesota House of Representatives
from the 33A, 32A district
In office
1993 - 2005
Personal details
Born August 3, 1935
Political party Republican Party of Minnesota
Spouse(s) Shirlee
Children 4
Residence Corcoran, Minnesota
Alma mater North Texas State University, Central Baptist Theological Seminary of Minneapolis
Occupation businessman, politician
Religion Evangelical Free Christian, Baptist

Arlon Lindner (born August 3, 1935) is a Minnesota politician and a former member of the Minnesota House of Representatives. He served District 33A from 1993—2002 and District 32A from 2003—2005 (after the 2002 redistricting). The districts included portions of Hennepin and Wright counties.

Biography[edit]

Lindner is a self-employed businessman and a Baptist. He attended the North Texas State University, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. He also received a Master of Divinity in Ethics from the Central Baptist Theological Seminary of Minneapolis. He is married with four children.

Ethics complaint[edit]

In 2003, Keith Ellison and a group of fellow DFLers of the Minnesota House of Representatives filed an ethics complaint against Lindner for a speech he made denying that homosexuals were targeted by the Nazis and were slain in the Holocaust. He made several comments on the floor of the House while he introduced a bill that would "repeal the state's pro-gay human rights amendment and remove sexual orientation from its hate-crimes law.”[1] This led to Lindner being denied the Republican endorsement in the 2004 elections, so he ran as an independent, but lost the election with only 19.3% of the votes in the general election.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Minn. Kampf - Politics - Minnesota state representative Arlon Lindner". The Advocate. 2003-04-15. [dead link] Retrieved on Dec. 13, 2006

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