Scott Newman (politician)

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Scott Newman
Member of the Minnesota Senate
from the 18th district
Assumed office
January 4, 2011
Preceded by Steve Dille
Member of the Minnesota House of Representatives
from the 18A district
In office
January 8, 2004 – January 2, 2007
Preceded by Tony Kielkucki
Succeeded by Ron Shimanski
Personal details
Born (1947-01-14) January 14, 1947 (age 70)
Hutchinson, Minnesota
Political party Republican Party of Minnesota
Spouse(s) Ginny
Children 3
Residence Hutchinson, Minnesota
Alma mater Minnesota State University, Mankato
William Mitchell College of Law
Occupation attorney, legislator
Religion Lutheran

Scott J. Newman (born January 14, 1947) is a Minnesota attorney, politician and member of the Minnesota Senate. A member of the Republican Party of Minnesota, he represents District 18, which includes portions of McLeod, Meeker, Sibley and Wright counties just west of the Twin Cities metropolitan area. He was the Republican nominee for Attorney General of Minnesota in the 2014 election but was defeated by Democratic–Farmer–Labor incumbent Lori Swanson.

Early life, education, and career[edit]

Newman graduated from Minnesota State University, Mankato in Mankato, receiving his B.A. in history and political science. He later earned his J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law in Saint Paul.[1]

He previously worked as a deputy sheriff in Hennepin County, as a public defender, and as an administrative law judge.[1]

Minnesota House of Representatives[edit]

Newman previously served in the Minnesota House of Representatives from 2004 to 2007, running in a 2003 special election after Rep. Tony Kielkucki resigned to accept appointment as Deputy Secretary of State in the Elections Office by then-Minnesota Secretary of State Mary Kiffmeyer. While in the House, he served on the Education Finance, the Education Policy, the Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs Policy, the State Government Finance, the Ethics, the Public Safety Policy and Finance, and the Transportation committees.[1]

Minnesota Senate[edit]

Newman was first elected to the Senate in 2010, running after longtime incumbent Senator Steve Dille announced he would not seek re-election. Newman was re-elected in 2012.


  1. ^ a b c "Legislator Record - Newman, Scott J". Minnesota Legislators Past & Present. Retrieved 2012-12-04. 

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Minnesota Senate
Preceded by
Steve Dille
Senator from the 18th district
Minnesota House of Representatives
Preceded by
Tony Kielkucki
Member of the House of Representatives
from the 18A district

Succeeded by
Ron Shimanski