Matt Dean

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Matt Dean
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Majority Leader of the Minnesota House of Representatives
In office
January 4, 2011 – January 7, 2013
Preceded by Tony Sertich
Succeeded by Erin Murphy
Member of the Minnesota Senate
from the 39th district
52B (2005–2013)
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 4, 2005
Preceded by Rebecca Otto
Personal details
Born 1966 (age 47–48)
Ely, Minnesota, U.S.
Political party Republican
Alma mater University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Religion Roman Catholicism

Matthew T. "Matt" Dean (born 1966) is a Minnesota politician. He served as the Majority Leader of the Minnesota House of Representatives from 2011 to 2013. A member of the Republican Party of Minnesota, he represents District 38B, which includes all or portions of Ramsey and Washington counties in the eastern Twin Cities metropolitan area.[1] He is an architect and the owner of Dean Architects in Dellwood.[1][2]

Early life and education[edit]

Born in the northeastern Minnesota city of Ely, Dean was raised in the Twin Cities suburb of Roseville. He graduated from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, earning a Bachelor of Architecture degree.

Minnesota House of Representatives[edit]

Dean was first elected in 2004, and was re-elected in 2006, 2008, 2010, and 2012. He served as the Majority Leader of the Minnesota House of Representatives from 2011 to 2013, having been selected by his caucus for the position on November 6, 2010. [1][3]

Electoral history[edit]

  • 2010 MN State House Seat 52B
    • Matt Dean (R, Incumbent) 60.51%
    • Sten Hakanson (DFL) 39.46%
  • 2008 MN State House Seat 52B
    • Matt Dean (R, Incumbent) 55.6%
    • Kate Christopher (DFL) 44.3%
  • 2006 MN State House Seat 52B
    • Matt Dean (R, incumbent), 51.85%
    • Jason Gonnion (DFL), 48.11%
  • 2004 MN State House Seat 52B
    • Matt Dean (R), 51.59%
    • Rebecca Otto (DFL, incumbent), 48.32%
  • 2003 MN State House Seat 52B (Special Election)


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Minnesota House of Representatives
Preceded by
Rebecca Otto
Member of the Minnesota House of Representatives
from the 38B district
52B (2005–2013)

2005–present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Tony Sertich
Majority Leader of the Minnesota House of Representatives
2011–2013
Succeeded by
Erin Murphy