|Member of the Minnesota House of Representatives
from the 29A district
January 7, 2003 – January 3, 2011
|Succeeded by||Duane Quam|
|Born||January 3, 1957|
|Political party||Republican Party of Minnesota|
|Alma mater||University of Minnesota|
|Profession||business owner, legislator|
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.
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.
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. He is currently an assistant minority leader.
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. On April 17, 2010, he received the GOP endorsement. Also running are Independence Party nominee Steven Wilson and Party Free candidate Lars Johnson.
- "Minnesota Legislators Past & Present - Legislator Record - Demmer, Randy". Leg.state.mn.us. Retrieved 2010-08-22.
- "Randy Demmer (R) 29A - Minnesota House of Representatives". House.leg.state.mn.us. Retrieved 2010-08-22.
- "Project Vote Smart - Representative Randy Demmer - Biography". Votesmart.org. Retrieved 2010-08-22.
- 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.
- "Rochester, MN". Postbulletin.com. Retrieved 2010-08-22.
- Randy Demmer at Minnesota Legislators Past & Present
- Representative Randy Demmer official Minnesota Legislature site
- Randy Demmer official campaign site
- Profile at Project Vote Smart
- Financial information (federal office) at the Federal Election Commission
- Campaign contributions at OpenSecrets.org
- Voting record at Minnesota Public Radio Votetracker (2005–2008)
- Profile at SourceWatch
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