Gerald Newton

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Democratic/Farmer/Labor Minnesota

State House (Minnesota 49B)


Family: Wife: Rita; 6 Children: Ariane, Sabrina, Rebecca, Eric, Sophia, Kimball

Born: 09/15/1937 Minneapolis, MN

Home: Coon Rapids, Minnesota

Religion: Protestant

Education: MA, International Relations, Boston University, 1975 BA, Government, University of Maryland, 1973

Profession: Owner/Manager, Blaine Dairy Store, 1980-2000 Teaching Assistant, University of Minnesota, 1979-1980 Sergeant Major, United States Army, 1955-1978 Teacher, University of Maryland, 1975-1976

Political: Representative, Minnesota State House of Representatives, 2008-present Candidate, Minnesota State Senate, District 49, 2006 Candidate, Minnesota State House of Representatives, District 49A, 2000 Acting Mayor, Coon Rapids, 1999-2000 Councilmember, Coon Rapids, 1994-2000

Congressional Membership: Metropolitan Council Transportation Advisory Board, 1996-2000 Commissioner, Housing and Re-Development Authority, City of Crystal, 1983-1985 Early Childhood Education and Development Committee, Anoka County

Organization Membership: Board of Directors, Free to Be Committee, 1999-2000 Association of Metropolitan Municipalities, 1998-2000 Anoka County Affordable Housing Coalition, 1995-2000 Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Committee, National League of Cities, 1995-2000 Coon Rapids Economic Development Authority


K-12 Education Finance Division

K-12 Education Policy and Oversight

Transportation Finance and Policy Division

Veterans Affairs Division


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