Gary Kubly

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Gary Kubly
Member of the Minnesota Senate
from the 20th district
In office
January 7, 2003 – March 2, 2012
Preceded byCharles Berg
Member of the Minnesota House of Representatives
from the 15B district
In office
January 7, 1997 – January 6, 2003
Preceded byRoger Cooper
Succeeded byLyle Koenen
Personal details
BornNovember 12, 1943
Fort Dodge, Iowa
DiedMarch 2, 2012(2012-03-02) (aged 68)
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Political partyMinnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party
ResidenceGranite Falls, Minnesota
Alma materMinnesota State University, Mankato
Luther Theological Seminary
Occupationpastor, legislator

Gary W. Kubly (November 12, 1943 – March 2, 2012) was a Minnesota politician and a member of the Minnesota Senate who represented District 20, which includes portions of Big Stone, Chippewa, Kandiyohi, Lac qui Parle, Lincoln, McLeod, Meeker, Renville, Swift and Yellow Medicine counties in the west central part of the state. A Democrat, he was first elected to the Senate in 2002, and was re-elected in 2006 and 2010. Prior to that, he served in the Minnesota House of Representatives representing the old District 15B from 1997 to 2003.[1]

Kubly was a member of the Senate's Agriculture and Veterans Committee and Capital Investment Committee. He also serves on the Finance subcommittees for the Agriculture and Veterans Budget and Policy Division, the Economic Development and Housing Budget Division, the Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Budget Division, the Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Budget Division-Energy Subdivision (which he chairs), and the State Government Budget Division.[2] His special legislative concerns include agriculture, rural communities, rural education, rural health care, rural transportation, energy, jobs, and education.[1]

Kubly obtained his B.A. degree from Minnesota State University, Mankato. He also served in the United States Air Force from 1966 to 1968, during which time he worked in the research division of the School of Aerospace Medicine. After serving as a public school teacher from 1968 to 1970, he went on to Luther Theological Seminary, where he obtained his M.Div. degree. A Lutheran pastor, he and his wife, Patricia, are the parents of three children.[3]

In 2010, Kubly was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or Lou Gehrig's disease.[4] On February 29, 2012, he was admitted to Regions Hospital in Saint Paul during a "medical crisis" and was listed in "critical condition." He died on Friday, March 2, 2012.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Minnesota Legislators Past & Present - Legislator Record - Kubly, Gary W". Retrieved 2010-07-20.
  2. ^ "Senator Gary W. Kubly DFL District 20". Retrieved 2010-07-20.
  3. ^ "Project Vote Smart - Senator Gary W. Kubly - Biography". Retrieved 2010-07-20.
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