|Member of the Minnesota House of Representatives
from the 21B district
August 16, 2007
|Preceded by||Steve Sviggum|
November 27, 1964 |
|Political party||Republican Party of Minnesota|
|Alma mater||University of Wisconsin, River Falls
University of Minnesota
Steve Drazkowski (born November 27, 1964) is a Minnesota politician and member of the Minnesota House of Representatives. A member of the Republican Party of Minnesota, he represents District 21B, which includes portions of Dodge, Goodhue, Wabasha and Winona counties in the southeastern part of the state.
Early life, education, and career
Drazkowski was born in Winona, Minnesota, and grew up on a farm in Bluff Siding, Wisconsin. He graduated from Cochrane-Fountain City High School and earned a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture degree in 1989 from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. In 1994, he earned a Master of Education degree from the University of Minnesota.
In 2006, Drazkowski ran unsuccessfully for the District 28 seat in the Minnesota Senate. He subsequently ran for and was elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives in the August 7, 2007 special election held after Rep. Steve Sviggum resigned to become Minnesota's Commissioner of Labor and Industry. He was re-elected in 2008, 2010, and 2012.
In 2012, Drazkowski and radio host Dave Thompson proposed an Employee Freedom Constitutional Amendment which would require a statewide referendum on amending the Minnesota Constitution to include a right-to-work clause weakening unions.
- 2010 Race for Minnesota House of Representatives — District 28B
- Steve Drazkowski (R) 65.15% (9669 votes)
- Mark Schneider (DFL), 34.77% (5160 votes)
- Write-in, 0.08% (12 votes)
- 2008 Race for Minnesota House of Representatives — District 28B
- Steve Drazkowski (R) 54.75% (10980 votes)
- Linda Pfeilsticker (DFL), 45.13% (9050 votes)
- Write-in, 0.12% (24 votes)
- 2007 Race for Minnesota House of Representatives — District 28B Special Election
- Steve Drazkowski (R) 52.89% (3762 votes)
- Linda Pfeilsticker (DFL), 46.86% (3333 votes)
- Write-in, 0.25% (18 votes)
- 2006 Race for Minnesota Senate — District 28
- Steve Murphy (DFL), 54.26% (17511 votes)
- Steve Drazkowski(R), 45.33% (14627 votes)
- Steve Wilson (Write-In), 0.20% (64 votes)
- Write-In 0.21% (68 votes)
Steve is a member of the National Rifle Association, Whitetails Unlimited, Ducks Unlimited, and both the Lake City and Frontenac Sportsmens Clubs. He is married to Laura and has one daughter, Kinsey. He co-owns an online retail business and resides in Mazeppa, Minnesota.
- Hoppin, Jason. Potent reaction to Minnesota immigration bill. St. Paul Pioneer Press. 7 May 2010.
- Kleefeld, Eric (February 2, 2012). "Minnesota GOP Legislators Eye 'Right-To-Work' Constitutional Amendment". Talking Points Memo.
- Ragsdale, Jim (February 2, 2012). "State Republicans launch right-to-work amendment drive". Star Tribune.
- Steve Drazkowski at Minnesota Legislators Past & Present
- Rep. Steve Drazkowski Web Page
- Drazkowski Campaign Web Site
|Minnesota House of Representatives|
|Member of the House of Representatives
from the 21B district