House 1963-72 (District 35); House 1973 (District 61A)
Party when first elected: Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus
Minneapolis Public Schools; Elementary School; Shattuck School, Faribault, Minnesota; Secondary; GraduateUniversity of Minnesota; B.S.L.; 1956William Mitchell College of Law; LL.B.; 1960
Four children (while in office): Brian, Ross, Keith, and Mark (sons); (three more children born after he left office): Alison, Donna, and Leslie
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
He was a member of the Republican Party."...it would be a mistake...to overlook Flakne's record as one of the 'Young Turk' progressive Republicans responsible for waves of reform legislation, and later his nationally significant innovations in the field of victims' rights as county attorney." Lyall Schwarzkopf (Star Tribune, January 8, 2016.)"Gary...and others passed a major piece of civil rights legislation making racial discrimination in housing illegal..." Brian Flakne (Star Tribune, January 8, 2016.)Gary was also an election analyst for KARE-TV and a political panel member for Almanac. (Star Tribune, January 8, 2016)Religion provided by the Minnesota Legislative Manual, 1963-64.His funeral was held at Wooddale Church in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.