Scott Newman (politician)
|Member of the Minnesota Senate
from the 18th district
January 4, 2011
|Preceded by||Steve Dille|
|Member of the Minnesota House of Representatives
from the 18A district
January 8, 2004 – January 2, 2007
|Preceded by||Tony Kielkucki|
|Succeeded by||Ron Shimanski|
January 14, 1947 |
|Political party||Republican Party of Minnesota|
|Alma mater||Minnesota State University, Mankato
William Mitchell College of Law
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
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.
Minnesota House of Representatives
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.
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.
- "Legislator Record - Newman, Scott J". Minnesota Legislators Past & Present. Retrieved 2012-12-04.
- Scott Newman at Minnesota Legislators Past & Present
- Senator Scott Newman official Minnesota Senate website
- Project Vote Smart - Senator Scott Newman Profile
|Senator from the 18th district
|Minnesota House of Representatives|
|Member of the House of Representatives
from the 18A district