Char Samuelson

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Char Samuelson (born 1945) is a former Republican member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, serving from 2003-2007. She was elected from Minnesota 50B, which during her tenure in office served New Brighton, Arden Hills, and Shoreview. She was succeeded by Kate Knuth upon her retirement.

Samuelson first was elected to public office in 1994, when she was elected to the New Brighton City Council. She served on the City Council until 2002, when she ran for the House and defeated Geri Evans. Samuelson served two terms in the House, defeating Evans again in the 2004 election, and served on several committees relating to health care. Samuelson worked in health care before seeking public office. She received her bachelors degree from Metropolitan State University and her masters from United Theological Seminary.

In 2009, Samuelson came out of retirement to run for re-election to the New Brighton City Council. She was elected to a two-year term.[1]

Electoral history[edit]

  • 2004 Race for Minnesota State House - District 50B[2]
    • Char Samuelson (Republican) 10,843 (51.91%)
    • Geri Evans (Democratic-Farmer-Labor) 10,019 votes (47.96%)
  • 2002 Race for Minnesota State House - District 50B[3]
    • Char Samuelson (Republican) 10,027 (55.23%)
    • Geri Evans (Democratic-Farmer-Labor) 8,099 votes (44.61%)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Giles, Kevin. Six suburbs elect new mayors; councils also see fresh faces, Minneapolis Star Tribune, November 3, 2009.
  2. ^ "Election Reporting: State Representative District 50B". Minnesota Secretary of State. Retrieved August 31, 2007. 
  3. ^ "Election Reporting: State Representative District 50B". Minnesota Secretary of State. Retrieved August 31, 2007. 

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