Bob Gunther

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Bob Gunther
Member of the Minnesota House of Representatives
from the 23A district
26A (1995–2003)
24A (2003–2013)
Incumbent
Assumed office
August 1, 1995
Preceded by Gene Hugoson
Personal details
Born (1943-07-12) July 12, 1943 (age 71)
Fairmont, Minnesota
Political party Republican Party of Minnesota
Spouse(s) Nancy
Children 1
Residence Fairmont, Minnesota
Alma mater St. Cloud State University
Occupation businessman, legislator, veteran
Religion Evangelical

Bob Gunther (born July 12, 1943) is a Minnesota politician and member of the Minnesota House of Representatives. A member of the Republican Party of Minnesota, he represents District 23A, which includes all or portions of Blue Earth, Faribault, Jackson, Martin and Watonwan counties.

Early life, education, and career[edit]

Gunther was born in Sioux City, Iowa and graduated from Fairmont High School in Fairmont. He served in the United States Navy until age 26, then earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Saint Cloud State University.

Gunther co-owned Gunther's Foods in Fairmont and Elmore.

Political career[edit]

Gunther was first elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives as a Republican in 1995 in a special election held after Rep. Gene Hugoson was appointed Minnesota Commissioner of Agriculture. He has been re-elected ever since.

Prior to legislative redistricting in 2002, he represented the old District 26A.[1]

Electoral history[edit]

2010 Minnesota State Representative District 24A

Bob Gunther (R), 8994 votes, 63.15%

Steve Fausch (DFL), 5242 votes, 36.80%

Write-In, 7 votes, 0.05%

2008 Minnesota State Representative District 24A

Bob Gunther (R), 10752 votes, 61.57%

Dale Hansen (DFL), 6697 votes, 38.35%

Write-In, 14 votes, 0.08%

2006 Minnesota State Representative District 24A

Bob Gunther (R), 9905 votes, 66.35%

Norma Schmitt (DFL), 5007 votes, 33.54%

Write-In, 17 votes, 0.11%

2004 Minnesota State Representative District 24A

Bob Gunther (R), 11468 votes, 62.84%

John Gibeau(DFL), 6775 votes, 37.13%

Write-In, 6 votes, 0.03%

2002 Minnesota State Representative District 24A

Bob Gunther (R), 11446 votes, 72.36%

Lavonne Bowman (DFL), 4358 votes, 2755%

Write-In, 14 votes, 0.09%

2000 Minnesota State Representative District 26A

Bob Gunther (R), 13090 votes, 100.00%

Unopposed.

1998 Minnesota State Representative District 26A

Bob Gunther (R), 12076 votes, 98.9%

Unopposed.

Write-In, 130 votes, 1.1%

1996 Minnesota State Representative District 26A

Bob Gunther (R), ? votes, ?%

?(DFL), ? votes, ?%

Write-In, ? votes, ?%

1995 Minnesota State Representative District 26A Special Election 8/1/1995

Bob Gunther (R),? votes, ?%

?(DFL), ? votes, ?%

Write-In, ? votes, ?%

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Nancy, and has one child, Elizabeth. He is a member of the Bethel Evangelical Free Church.[2] He enjoys reading Louis L’Amour and Robert Ludlum.

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