|Member of the Minnesota House of Representatives
from the 12B district
January 3, 2007 – January 3, 2011
|Preceded by||Greg Blaine|
|Succeeded by||Mike LeMieur|
October 19, 1945 |
|Political party||Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party|
|Alma mater||University of Minnesota Morris
University of Manitoba
|Profession||senior citizen advocate, educator, legislator|
Al Doty (born October 19, 1945) is a Minnesota politician and a former member of the Minnesota House of Representatives who represented District 12B, which includes portions of Crow Wing and Morrison counties. A Democrat, he was first elected in 2006 when he defeated three-term Republican incumbent Greg Blaine. He was re-elected in 2008, but was unseated by Republican Mike LeMieur in the 2010 general election.
Doty taught social studies, coached wrestling, and was technology coordinator at Pierz High School in Pierz from 1968 until he retired in 1999. After retiring, he went to work as a senior citizen advocate for Horizon Health, Inc. in Pierz.
In 2004, Doty ran for the District 12B seat as an Independence Party candidate against Rep. Blaine and DFL-endorsed candidate Bob Keeton. Blaine won the election. In March 2006, he was asked by the DFL Party to run as their candidate after Bob Keeton dropped out. He won the election by 582 votes. In 2008, he was challenged by Little Falls city councilman Mike LeMieur. He was re-elected by a narrow margin of 76 votes. In 2012, Doty ran for the Minnesota Senate in the redrawn District 9 and was defeated by Paul Gazelka.
Doty served on the House Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Committee and on that committee's subcommittee for Veterans Affairs. He was also a member of the Finance subcommittees for the Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Finance Division, and the Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division.
|Margin of victory||76||.38%||-3.11%|
|Margin of victory||582||3.49%|
|DFL gain from Republican|
|Margin of victory||2,530||12.56%||-1.25%|
Note: The ±% column reflects the change in total number of votes won by each party from the previous election.
- "Minnesota Legislators Past & Present - Legislator Record - Doty, Al". Leg.state.mn.us. Retrieved 2010-07-20.
- "Election Reporting". Electionresults.sos.state.mn.us. Archived from the original on 2011-07-18. Retrieved 2010-07-20.
- "Election Reporting". Electionresults.sos.state.mn.us. 2004-12-22. Archived from the original on 2011-07-18. Retrieved 2010-07-20.
-  Archived August 21, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
- "Election Reporting". Electionresults.sos.state.mn.us. Archived from the original on 2011-09-28. Retrieved 2010-07-20.
- "Results for All State Senate Races". Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State. Archived from the original on November 10, 2012. Retrieved November 14, 2012.
|This article about a Minnesota politician is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|