Charlie Weaver (politician)
|Minnesota Governor's Chief of Staff|
|Minnesota Commissioner of Public Safety|
|Minnesota State Representative from District 49A|
|Preceded by||Darby Nelson|
|Succeeded by||Jim Abeler|
|Born||September 14, 1957|
|Children||Chaz, Sam, Maren, and Jack|
|Alma mater||University of Oregon|
University of Minnesota Law School
Charles R. "Charlie" Weaver, Jr. (born September 14, 1957) is a Minnesota politician, a former Chief of Staff for Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty, a former Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, and a former Minnesota State Representative.
Weaver was appointed Commissioner of Public Safety by Reform Governor Jesse Ventura in 1999, a position he would hold through 2002. In 2003, he was appointed Chief of Staff by Republican Governor Tim Pawlenty, a position he held for 11 months before stepping down to head the Minnesota Business Partnership, a business lobbying group.
Weaver was periodically mentioned as a possible candidate to succeed Pawlenty, who did not seek a third term in office. However, he opted not to pursue that interest.
Weaver is the son of former Minnesota State Representative Charlie Weaver, Sr. (1931–1992) and nephew of former State Representative John L. Weaver. He received his bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Oregon, and law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School.
- Weaver, Jr., Charlie, Minnesota Legislative Reference Library, Accessed November 29, 2010.
- Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal
- Weaver, Sr., Charles R. "Chuck, Charlie", Minnesota Legislative Reference Library, Accessed November 29, 2010.
- Weaver, John L., Minnesota Legislative Reference Library, Accessed November 29, 2010.