Greg Davids

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Gregory Michael Davids
Member of the Minnesota House of Representatives
from the 28B district
31B (2009–2013)
Assumed office
January 6, 2009
Preceded by Ken Tschumper
Member of the Minnesota House of Representatives
from the 31B district
32B (1991–1993)
In office
February 18, 1991 – January 2, 2007
Preceded by Elton Redalen
Succeeded by Ken Tschumper
Personal details
Born (1958-08-28) August 28, 1958 (age 59)
Political party Republican Party of Minnesota
Spouse(s) Bonnie
Children 3
Residence Preston, Minnesota
Alma mater Waldorf College
Winona State University
Minnesota State University, Mankato
Occupation insurance agent, business owner, educator, legislator

Gregory Michael "Greg" Davids (born August 28, 1958) is a Minnesota politician and member of the Minnesota House of Representatives. A member of the Republican Party of Minnesota, he represents District 28B, which includes portions of Fillmore and Houston counties in the southeastern part of the state. He is also a retirement financial adviser, an insurance agency owner and a former school teacher.[1]

Early life, education, and career[edit]

Davids graduated from Spring Valley High School, then attended college at Waldorf College in Forest City, Iowa, and at Winona State University in Winona, where he earned his B.S. in Social Science. He also attended graduate school at Mankato State University in Mankato.[2] He was appointed to the Preston City Council in 1986, and was also elected mayor of the town in 1986, serving until his election to the House in 1991.[3]

Minnesota House of Representatives[edit]

Davids was first elected in a special election on February 12, 1991, held after Rep. Elton Redalen resigned to accept appointment by Governor Arne Carlson as Minnesota's Commissioner of Agriculture.[4] He was re-elected every two years until 2006, when he was unseated by Democrat Ken Tschumper in a close election separated by just 49 votes.[5] He regained the seat in the 2008 election, and was re-elected in 2010. Prior to the 1992 legislative redistricting, the area he represents was known as District 32B.

He chaired the Agriculture and Rural Development Committee during the 2005-2006 biennium, and chaired the Commerce, Jobs, and Economic Development Committee from 1999-2004. He was also Speaker Pro Tempore during the 2005-2006 biennium.[6]

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