|Member of the Minnesota House of Representatives
from the 3A district
January 7, 2003 – August 8, 2015
|Preceded by||redrawn district|
|Succeeded by||Rob Ecklund|
July 7, 1955|
|Died||August 8, 2015
Armstrong, Thunder Bay District, Ontario
|Political party||Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party|
|Residence||Crane Lake, Minnesota|
|Alma mater||Indiana University|
|Profession||Commercial pilot, aircraft mechanic, legislator|
David K. Dill (July 7, 1955 – August 8, 2015) was an American politician and member of the Minnesota House of Representatives. A member of the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party, he represented District 3A in northeastern Minnesota. He was also a consultant, a commercial pilot and an aircraft and power plant mechanic.
Early life and career
Dill graduated from Southport High School in Indianapolis, Indiana, then attended Indiana University. He served as city administrator for Orr, Minnesota for 11 years prior to being elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives.
Minnesota House of Representatives
Dill was first elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2002 and re-elected every two years since then. He served as chairman of the Iron Range Legislative Delegation during the 2005–2006 biennium.
During the summer months, Dill spent time in northwestern Ontario tending to his business, Thunderhook Fly-Ins.
Dill was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in his early 20s. He later acknowledged that he did not look after his health, allowing his weight to surpass 300 pounds. In 2008, Dill underwent gastric bypass surgery, losing more than 150 pounds. As a result of diabetic nephropathy, Dill eventually had only 15% renal function and needed to go on dialysis or have a kidney transplant. He was hoping for a transplant from his sister. Dill announced that he nevertheless intended to run for re-election. On October 12, 2010, he received a kidney transplant at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis. The transplant was successful. He later had a pacemaker installed to treat an irregular heartbeat.
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- "About Us". Thunderhook Fly-Ins. Retrieved March 13, 2012.
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- Beager, Laurel (August 11, 2015). "Dill made a difference, say many". International Falls Journal. Retrieved September 19, 2015.
- Hanna, Bill (August 15, 2015). "Dill honored as larger than life ‘every man’". Mesabi Daily News. Retrieved September 19, 2015.
- David Dill at Minnesota Legislators Past & Present
- Rep. David Dill official Minnesota House of Representatives website
- Minnesota Public Radio Votetracker: Rep. David Dill
- Vote Smart – Rep. David Dill Profile