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Heir, Phil

House 1991-92 (District 50B)

Party when first elected:  Independent Republican

Counties Served:  Anoka


Date of Birth: 3/??/1938
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Gender: Male
Reported Minority: None Reported
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City of Residence (when first elected): Blaine
Occupation (when first elected): Senior Systems Analyst, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources


Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota; Attended College;
Northwestern Theological Seminary; Postsecondary;


State Agency: Minnesota Department of Administration; 19?? to 19??
State Agency: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (Systems Analyst); 1983 to 1991


Spouse: Linda
Children: Four children
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:


He moved to Blaine, Minnesota in 1974.

"When Heir and his wife moved to
Blaine in 1974 to be closer to their
church, he quickly became involved in
local politics. 'Everybody was a Democrat
out there, so I went to a Democratic
caucus,' he recalls of his first precinct
caucus. The following year, he went to
the IR caucus. 'I just felt philosophically more comfortable there,' he says." ("For IR Phil Heir, '3' Is the Magic Number." Session Weekly, March 15, 1991, p. 14)

He ran unsuccessfully as the Independent Republican party endorsed candidate for the Minnesota House of Representatives in the 1988 and 1990 elections.

Total Days Served: 698


77th Legislative Session (1991-1992)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 50B
Elected: 2/5/1991
Residence: Blaine
Term of Office: 2/7/1991 to 1/4/1993 (Special Election)
Counties Represented: Anoka
Occupation: Senior Systems Analyst, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Party: Independent Republican
  • Education
  • Education: Higher Education Division
  • Energy
  • Housing
  • Regulated Industries
Session Notes: He won the seat vacated by Joe Quinn.
Articles & Books About
"For IR Phil Heir, '3' Is the Magic Number." Session Weekly, St. Paul: Minnesota House of Representatives Information Office, March 15, 1991, p. 14.

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