SENATOR DAVID H. SENJEM

Minnesota State Senator to District 25
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OFFICE
95 University Avenue W.
Room 3401
St. Paul, MN 55155
651.296.3903

STAFF
Beth Kleinboehl
Legislative Assistant
651.296.1117

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BIOGRAPHY

Senator Dave Senjem (pronounced SEN-jum) was first elected to the Senate in 2002.  He represents District 25 which includes portions of Dodge County, and the North and Westerly portions of Olmsted County including half of Rochester.  In November 2006, Senjem was elected by his caucus to serve as the Senate Republican MInority Leader. He has served as both Senate Minoity Leader ad Senate Majority Leader. Currently, he is the Ranking Minority member of the State Capital Investment Committee and a member of the Tax and Transportation and Public Safety Committees.

Senator Senjem graduated from Hayfield High School and received a BA from Luther College.  He was inspired into a life of public service by his father who was mayor of Hayfield and through his involvement with the Rochester Jaycees.  Senator Senjem’s public involvement includes 11 years on the Rochester City Council, 4 years as a Park Board member, and 6 years as a member of the Olmsted County Environmental Commission. He spent 16 years on the Minnesota Emergency Response Commission, and 4 years on the Minnesota OSHA Advisory Committee. He also served as Vice Chair for the Community and Economic Development Committee of the National League of Cities.

Senator Senjem joined Mayo Clinic in 1964.  While at Mayo he worked as an institutional biosafety officer and was responsible for all aspects of environmental regulatory compliance.  Senator Senjem recently retired after forty-four successful years.

Senator Senjem appreciates constituent input and is always happy to respond to any questions or concerns.