David Tomassoni

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David Tomassoni
David Tomassoni 2012.jpg
Member of the Minnesota Senate
from the 6th district
5th (2001–2013)
Assumed office
January 3, 2001
Preceded by Jerry Janezich
Member of the Minnesota House of Representatives
from the 5B district
In office
January 5, 1993 – January 2, 2001
Preceded by redrawn district
Succeeded by Tony Sertich
Personal details
Born (1952-12-05) December 5, 1952 (age 64)
Political party Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party
Spouse(s) Charlotte
Children 3
Residence Chisholm
Alma mater University of Denver
Occupation legislator
Religion Catholic

David Joseph "Dave" Tomassoni (born December 5, 1952) is a Minnesota politician and member of the Minnesota Senate. A member of the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party (DFL), he represents District 6, which includes portions of Itasca and St. Louis counties in the northeastern part of the state. He chaired the Senate Economic Development Committee from 2007-2010. He currently chairs the Environment, Economic Development and Agriculture Finance Division. He is also Co-Chair of the LCCMR and has chaired the IRRRB four different times. He is also vice chair of the Minnesota Amateur Sports Commission.

Early life, education, and career[edit]

Tomassoni graduated from Chisholm High School in Chisholm and went on to receive a B.S.B.A. from the University of Denver. He played professional hockey in Italy for 16 years and was a member of the Italian Olympic hockey team in 1984.[1]

Minnesota House of Representatives[edit]

Tomassoni represented District 5B in the Minnesota House of Representatives from 1993 to 2001. He served as an assistant majority leader from 1997 to 2001.[1]

Minnesota Senate[edit]

Tomassoni was first elected to the Senate in 2000 and re-elected in 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2012. He was a majority whip from 2001 to 2007.[1]

Electoral history[edit]

Minnesota Senate 6th district election, 2012[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
DFL David Tomassoni 30,882 71.58
Republican Brandon Anderson 12,220 28.32
Minnesota Senate 5th district election, 2010[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
DFL David Tomassoni 22,322 69.71 -8.12pp
Republican Matt Matasich 9,666 30.19 +8.09pp
Minnesota Senate 5th district election, 2006[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
DFL David Tomassoni 26,143 77.83 +0.84pp
Republican Matt Matasich 7,422 22.10 -0.81pp
Minnesota Senate 5th district election, 2002[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
DFL David Tomassoni 27,372 76.99
Republican Matt Matasich 8,147 22.91

Personal life[edit]

Tomassoni and his wife, Charlotte, have three children.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Minnesota Legislators Past & Present - Legislator Record - Tomassoni, David J". Venus.library.leg.state.mn.us. Retrieved 2010-07-20. 
  2. ^ "Results for All State Senate Races, 2012". Minnesota Secretary of State. Archived from the original on November 10, 2012. Retrieved February 17, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Results for All State Senate Races, 2010". Minnesota Secretary of State. Retrieved February 17, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Results for All State Senate Races, 2006". Minnesota Secretary of State. Archived from the original on November 10, 2012. Retrieved February 17, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Results for All State Senate Races, 2002". Minnesota Secretary of State. Retrieved February 17, 2013. 

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Minnesota Senate
Preceded by
Jerry Janezich
Senator from the 6th district
5th (2001–2013)

2001–present
Incumbent
Minnesota House of Representatives
New district
Member of the House of Representatives
from the 5B district

1993–2001
Succeeded by
Tony Sertich