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Shimanski, Ron

House 2007-2012 (District 18A)

Party when first elected:  Republican

Counties Served:  McLeod, Meeker

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 11/23/1952
Birth Place: Hutchinson, Minnesota
Birth County: McLeod
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death:
Gender: Male
Religion: Catholic
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Silver Lake
Occupation (when first elected): Farmer; Crops, Beef Cattle, and Apple Orchard/Layout and Design Technician

EDUCATION

Silver Lake High School; Secondary; Graduate
St. Cloud State College; Attended College; Business and Management Courses
Willmar Community College; A.S.; Agricultural Business

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

County Board/Commissioner: McLeod County, Minnesota (County Commissioner); 2013 to 2020 [Elected]

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Widower
Children: Three children: (sons)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

He grew up on a farm.

He ran unsuccessfully for the Republican party endorsement in House District 18B in 2012. He lost the endorsement to Glenn Gruenhagen.

He was a member of the Church of the Holy Family in Silver Lake, Minnesota.

Religion provided by the 2006 WCCO TV Voters' Guide.

He announced his intention to run for House district 17A in the 2023 election on February 22, 2022.

Total Days Served: 2197

SESSIONS SERVED

87th Legislative Session (2011-2012)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 18A
Elected: 11/2/2010
Residence: Silver Lake
Term of Office: 1/4/2011 to 1/7/2013
Counties Represented: McLeod, Meeker
Occupation: Farmer/Layout and Design Technician
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Agriculture and Rural Development Policy and Finance Minutes
  • Judiciary Policy and Finance (Chair) Minutes [He was the chair in 2012 only.]
  • Transportation Policy and Finance Minutes
Leadership Position: Assistant Majority Whip

86th Legislative Session (2009-2010)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 18A
Elected: 11/4/2008
Residence: Silver Lake
Term of Office: 1/6/2009 to 1/3/2011
Counties Represented: McLeod, Meeker
Occupation: Farmer/Layout and Design Technician
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Minutes
  • Ethics Minutes [He was an alternate member.]
  • Finance Minutes
  • Finance: Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Finance Division Minutes
  • Public Safety Policy and Oversight Minutes
  • Public Safety Policy and Oversight: Crime Victims/Criminal Records Division Minutes
Leadership Position: Assistant Minority Whip

85th Legislative Session (2007-2008)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 18A
Elected: 11/7/2006
Residence: Silver Lake
Term of Office: 1/3/2007 to 1/5/2009
Counties Represented: McLeod, Meeker
Occupation: Farmer; Crops, Beef Cattle, and Apple Orchard/Layout and Design Technician
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Minutes
  • Commerce and Labor: Labor and Consumer Protection Division Minutes
  • Commerce and Labor: Telecommunications Regulation and Infrastructure Division Minutes
  • Finance: Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Finance Division Minutes