Bob Dettmer

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Bob Dettmer
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Member of the Minnesota House of Representatives
from the 39A district
52A (2007–2013)
Assumed office
January 3, 2007
Preceded by Ray Vandeveer
Personal details
Born (1951-03-01) March 1, 1951 (age 66)
Faribault, Minnesota
Political party Republican Party of Minnesota
Spouse(s) Colleen Wendt
Children 3
Residence Forest Lake, Minnesota
Alma mater Bemidji State University
University of St. Thomas
Occupation legislator, teacher, veteran
Religion Baptist

Robert P. "Bob" Dettmer (born March 1, 1951) is a Minnesota politician and member of the Minnesota House of Representatives. A member of the Republican Party of Minnesota, he represents District 39A, located in the northeastern part of the Twin Cities metro area, which includes Chisago and Washington counties.[1]

Early life, education, and career[edit]

Dettmer attended Bemidji State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Physical Education in 1973. He subsequently became a teacher in Forest Lake at Forest Lake High School, where he taught physical education and coached wrestling until 2006.

Dettmer served in the United States Army Reserve retiring as a Chief Warrant Officer 4 (CW4) in the Military Intelligence branch. In November 2001, he began a two-year tour on active duty supporting Operation Enduring Freedom at Fort Gordon, Georgia, and later Operation Iraqi Freedom.[2] Two of his sons also serve as officers in the U.S. Army.

Minnesota House of Representatives[edit]

Dettmer was elected in 2006 to the open seat vacated by Representative Ray Vandeveer, who ran for higher office that year. He was re-elected in 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, and 2016. He focuses on the issues of education, health care reform, economic growth, transportation, and public safety.[3]


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