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Buesgens, Mark William

House 1999-2012 (District 35B)

Party when first elected:  Republican

Counties Served:  Scott

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 5/14/1961
Birth Place: Jordan, Minnesota
Birth County: Scott
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death:
Gender: Male
Religion: Catholic
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Jordan
Occupation (when first elected): Educator; Assistant Principal, Blackhawk Middle School, Eagan; Former Math Instructor and Curriculum Planner, Chaska and Rosemount/Apple Valley/ Eagan School Districts

EDUCATION

Jordan High School; Secondary; Graduate
Minnesota State University, Mankato; B.S.; Mathematics Education
Minnesota State University, Mankato; Specialist Degree; Educational Administration

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

Municipal Government: Jordan, Minnesota (Volunteer Fire Department); 19?? to 199?
Municipal Council/Aldermen: Jordan, Minnesota (City Council); 1997 to 1998 [Elected]

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Sara R. (she was from Ecuador)
Children: Five children: Roberto, and Stephan (sons); Cresentia, Alexandra, and Daniella (daughters)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

He was the youngest of nine children.

He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.

Religion provided by the Minnesota Legislative Manual, 1999-2000.

Total Days Served: 5117

SESSIONS SERVED

87th Legislative Session (2011-2012)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 35B
Elected: 11/2/2010
Residence: Jordan
Term of Office: 1/4/2011 to 1/7/2013
Counties Represented: Scott
Occupation: Educator
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:

86th Legislative Session (2009-2010)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 35B
Elected: 11/4/2008
Residence: Jordan
Term of Office: 1/6/2009 to 1/3/2011
Counties Represented: Scott
Occupation: Educator
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Finance Minutes
  • Finance: Early Childhood Finance and Policy Division Minutes
  • Finance: K-12 Education Finance Division Minutes
  • State and Local Government Operations Reform, Technology and Elections Minutes
  • State and Local Government Operations Reform, Technology and Elections: Local Government Division Minutes

85th Legislative Session (2007-2008)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 35B
Elected: 11/7/2006
Residence: Jordan
Term of Office: 1/3/2007 to 1/5/2009
Counties Represented: Scott
Occupation: Educator; Academic Director, St. Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists Charter School
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Finance: Public Safety Finance Division Minutes
  • Local Government and Metropolitan Affairs Minutes
  • Rules and Legislative Administration Minutes

84th Legislative Session (2005-2006)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 35B
Elected: 11/2/2004
Residence: Jordan
Term of Office: 1/4/2005 to 1/2/2007
Counties Represented: Scott
Occupation: Educator
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:  2005 1st Sp.S. - Chief Author    2005 1st Sp.S. - Author
Committees:

83rd Legislative Session (2003-2004)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 35B
Elected: 11/5/2002
Residence: Jordan
Term of Office: 1/7/2003 to 1/3/2005
Counties Represented: Scott
Occupation: Educator
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:  2003 1st Sp.S. - Chief Author    2003 1st Sp.S. - Author
Committees:
Leadership Position: Assistant Majority Whip

82nd Legislative Session (2001-2002)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 35B
Elected: 11/7/2000
Residence: Jordan
Term of Office: 1/3/2001 to 1/6/2003
Counties Represented: Scott
Occupation: Educator
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:     2001 1st Sp.S. - Author
Committees:
  • Education Policy Minutes
  • K-12 Education Finance Minutes
  • Local Government and Metropolitan Affairs Minutes

81st Legislative Session (1999-2000)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 35B
Elected: 11/3/1998
Residence: Jordan
Term of Office: 1/5/1999 to 1/2/2001
Counties Represented: Scott
Occupation: Educator; Assistant Principal, Blackhawk Middle School, Eagan; Former Math Instructor and Curriculum Planner, Chaska and Rosemount/Apple Valley/ Eagan School Districts
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
Articles & Books About
Busse, Nick. "A Distinctive Voice Departs." Session Weekly, St. Paul: Minnesota House of Representatives Information Office, March 30, 2012, p. 19.

Wahl, Paul. "Republican Educator Seeks Voice in K-12 Debate." Session Weekly, St. Paul: Minnesota House of Representatives Information Office, January 8, 1999, p. 14.


District Files

District File - 2002 District 35B
District File - 2003 District 35B
District File - 2004 District 35B
District File - 2005 District 35B
District File - 2006 District 35B
District File - 2007 District 35B
District File - 2008 District 35B
District File - 2009 District 35B
These files are available in the Legislative Reference Library.

The Minnesota Legislative Reference Library has collected newspaper articles on legislators since 1973. They are available in the Library.