Randy Demmer

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Randy Demmer
Member of the Minnesota House of Representatives
from the 29A district
In office
January 7, 2003 – January 3, 2011
Succeeded by Duane Quam
Personal details
Born January 3, 1957
Political party Republican Party of Minnesota
Spouse(s) Kathy
Children 3
Residence Hayfield, Minnesota
Alma mater University of Minnesota
Profession business owner, legislator
Religion Lutheran

Randy L. Demmer (born January 3, 1957) is a Minnesota politician and a former member of the Minnesota House of Representatives who represented District 29A, which includes portions of Dodge and Olmsted counties in the southeastern part of the state. A Republican, he is also a local business owner, manager, and consultant.[1]

Early life[edit]

Demmer graduated from Hayfield High School in Hayfield, then attended the University of Minnesota, earning his B.A. in agricultural business administration. He is a former 11-year board member and treasurer of the Hayfield School District.

Minnesota legislature[edit]

Demmer was first elected in 2002, and was re-elected in 2004, 2006 and 2008. He was a member of the House's K-12 Education Policy and Oversight Committee, the Taxes Committee, and the Ways and Means Committee. He also served on the Finance subcommittees for the K-12 Education Finance Division and the Transportation Finance and Policy Division.[2] He is currently an assistant minority leader.[1]

Political campaigns[edit]


In 2008, he unsuccessfully sought the Republican Party's endorsement to run for the United States House of Representatives in Minnesota's 1st congressional district.[1][3]


In December 2009, he announced that he would again seek the Republican Party's endorsement for the congressional seat in 2010, challenging incumbent Democrat Tim Walz.[4] On April 17, 2010, he received the GOP endorsement.[5] Also running are Independence Party nominee Steven Wilson and Party Free candidate Lars Johnson.


  1. ^ a b c "Minnesota Legislators Past & Present - Legislator Record - Demmer, Randy". Leg.state.mn.us. Retrieved 2010-08-22. 
  2. ^ "Randy Demmer (R) 29A - Minnesota House of Representatives". House.leg.state.mn.us. Retrieved 2010-08-22. 
  3. ^ "Project Vote Smart - Representative Randy Demmer - Biography". Votesmart.org. Retrieved 2010-08-22. 
  4. ^ Blake, Aaron (2009-12-01). "Challengers sign up to face Walz, Paulsen in Minnesota - The Hill's Blog Briefing Room". Thehill.com. Retrieved 2010-08-22. 
  5. ^ "Rochester, MN". Postbulletin.com. Retrieved 2010-08-22. 

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