|Member of the Minnesota Senate
from the 42nd district
January 8, 2013
|Preceded by||redrawn district|
|Member of the Minnesota House of Representatives
from the 54B district
January 5, 2005 – January 7, 2013
|Preceded by||Carl Jacobson|
|Succeeded by||district redrawn|
October 27, 1943 |
|Political party||Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party|
|Residence||Little Canada, Minnesota|
|Alma mater||College of Visual Arts
|Occupation||small business owner, legislator|
Beverly M. "Bev" Scalze (born October 27, 1943) is a Minnesota politician and member of the Minnesota Senate. A member of the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party (DFL), she represents District 42, which includes portions of Ramsey County in the Twin Cities metropolitan area. She is also a business owner and artist.
Early life, education, and career
Scalze graduated from Lake of the Woods High School in Baudette. She later attended the College of Visual Arts in Saint Paul and Century College in White Bear Lake, receiving her A.D. and A.A. in art. She was a technician at 3M from 1962–1966, and was owner-artist of Scalze's from 1966-1996. She has been the owner and operator of Hoffman Corner Heating and Air Conditioning in White Bear Lake since 1996.
Scalze was first elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2004, and was re-elected in 2006, 2008 and 2010. She was a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, and served on the Finance subcommittees for the Capital Investment Finance Division, of which she was vice chair, the Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division, and the Health Care and Human Services Finance Division, and on the State and Local Government Operations Reform, Technology and Elections Subcommittee for the Local Government Division.
In 2012, Scalze ran for the Minnesota Senate in District 42. She defeated April King, receiving 55.57% of the vote.
Scalze has been active in her local community and in state government for many years. She was a member of the Little Canada City Council from 1979–2002, and was the founder and coordinator of the local Multi-Housing Safety Coalition from 1996-2002. She was a member of the board of trustees of the Suburban Area Chamber of Commerce from 1980–1989, president of the Ramsey County League of Local Governments from 1989–1990, and vice president of the Little Canada Parent-Teacher Association. She has also served as a member of the Ramsey County Riverfront Facilities Ad Hoc Advisory Committee, as a member of the Minnesota Attorney General's Task Force on Pharmaceuticals, Medicare and Family Health and Task Force for Information Technology, and as a delegate to the Rush Line Corridor Task Force.
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- "Project Vote Smart - Representative Bev Scalze - Biography". Votesmart.org. 1943-10-27. Retrieved 2010-07-20.
- "Bev Scalze (DFL) 54B - Minnesota House of Representatives". House.leg.state.mn.us. Retrieved 2010-07-20.
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- Senator Bev Scalze official Minnesota Senate website
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- Senator Bev Scalze official campaign website