Arlon Lindner

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Arlon Lindner
Member of the Minnesota House of Representatives
from the 33A, 32A district
In office
1993 - 2005
Succeeded by Joyce Peppin
Personal details
Born August 3, 1935
Texas
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.

Early Life, Education, and Career[edit]

Lindner was born in Texas. 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 a self-employed businessman and a Baptist.

Minnesota House of Representatives[edit]

Elections[edit]

Linder was first elected in 1992. He was re-elected in 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, and 2002. In 2004 he ran as an Independent and lost to Joyce Peppin.

2004 Minnesota State Representative- House 32A[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
DFL Caroll Holmstrom 7122 26.82
Republican Joyce Peppin 14273 53.82
Independence Arlon Lindner 5114 19.28

Committee Assignments[edit]

For the 78th Legislative Session(1993-1995), Lindner served on the Commerce and Economic Development Committee, Consumer Protection Subcommittee, Real Estate and Commerce Subcommittee, Tourism and Small Business Division Subcommittee, Health and Human Services Committee, Health and Housing Finance Division Subcommittee, and Regulated Industries and Energy Committee. For the 79th Legislative Session(1995-1997), Lindner served on the Environment and Natural Resources Committee, Health and Human Services Committee, Health and Human Services Finance Division Subcommittee, and Housing Committee. For the 80th Legislative Session(1997-1999), Lindner served on the Capital Investment Committee, Education Subcommittee: Family and Early Childhood Education Finance Division, and Health and Human Services Committee. For the 81st Legislative Session(1999-2001), Lindner served on the Capital Investment Committee,Jobs and Economic Development Finance Committee, and he was Chair of the Jobs and Economic Development Policy Committee. For the 82nd Legislative Session(2001-2003), Lindner served on the Civil Law Committee, Jobs and Economic Development Finance Committee, the Commerce, Jobs, and Economic Development Committee, and he was Chair of the Economic Development and Tourism Division Subcommittee. For the 83rd Legislative Session(2003-2005), Lindner served on the Taxes Committee, Jobs and Economic Development Finance Committee, the Commerce, Jobs, and Economic Development Committee, and he was Chair of the Economic Development and Tourism Division Subcommittee.

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.”[2] 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.

Personal life[edit]

Linder moved to Corcoran, Minnesota around 1987. He is married with four children. He lost parts of two fingers in a work-related accident at Schweigert Foods Company.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Results for State Representative District 32A". Minnesota Secretary of State. Retrieved January 10, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Minn. Kampf - Politics - Minnesota state representative Arlon Lindner". The Advocate. 2003-04-15. [dead link] Retrieved on Dec. 13, 2006
  3. ^ "Minnesota Legislators Past & Present-Legislator Record-Lindner, Arlon". Minnesota Legislative Reference Library. Retrieved January 12, 2015. 

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