Rod Hamilton

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Rod Hamilton
Member of the Minnesota House of Representatives
from the 22B district
Assumed office
January 4, 2005
Preceded by Elaine Harder
Personal details
Born (1968-03-25) March 25, 1968 (age 48)
Humboldt, Iowa
Political party Republican Party of Minnesota
Spouse(s) Lynee
Children Tyler (1991-2014), Haley, KiKi, Erik
Residence Mountain Lake, Minnesota
Occupation pork producer, legislator
Religion Lutheran

Rodney W. "Rod" Hamilton (born March 25, 1968) is a Minnesota politician and member of the Minnesota House of Representatives. A member of the Republican Party of Minnesota, he represents District 22B, which includes all or portions of Cottonwood, Jackson, Nobles and Redwood counties in the southwestern part of the state. He is also a local pork producer.[1]

Early life, education, and career[edit]

Hamilton graduated from Humboldt High School in Humboldt, Iowa. He is a former president of the Minnesota Pork Producers.[2]

Minnesota House of Representatives[edit]

Hamilton was first elected to the House in 2004, and was re-elected in 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014.[3] He was a minority whip during the 2009 legislative session, and was an assistant minority leader during the 2010 session.[1]

On November 17, 2010, incoming Republican Speaker of the House Kurt Zellers announced that Hamilton would serve as chairman of the House Agriculture Committee during the 2011–2012 biennium.[4][5] On November 30, 2010, he was named majority whip by his House Republican colleagues.[6][7]

In 2014, he was again elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives. Rep. Rod Hamilton, R-Mountain Lake, will chair the House Agriculture Finance Committee.


  1. ^ a b "Hamilton, Rod". Legislators Past & Present. Minnesota Legislative Reference Library. Retrieved March 27, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Representative Rod Hamilton's Biography". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved March 27, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Magnus takes Senate seat". Worthington Daily Globe. November 3, 2010. Retrieved March 27, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Ag chairman brings experience". INFORUM. November 18, 2010. Retrieved March 27, 2013. 
  5. ^ Davis, Don (November 17, 2010). "Local legislators Magnus, Hamilton named ag committee chairmen". Worthington Daily Globe. Retrieved March 27, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Hamilton: House Majority Whip". Worthington Daily Globe. December 2, 2010. Retrieved March 27, 2013. 
  7. ^ Kimball, Joe (December 2, 2010). "GOP names more House leaders; Hamilton is majority whip". MinnPost. Retrieved March 27, 2013. 

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