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Berns, John

House 2007-08 (District 33B)

Party when first elected:  Republican

Counties Served:  Hennepin


Date of Birth: ??/??/1972
Birth Place: Iowa
Birth County:
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death:
Gender: Male
Religion: Catholic
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Wayzata
Occupation (when first elected): Attorney


Bangor High School, Wisconsin; Secondary;
Loras College, Iowa; B.A.; History
Drake University, Law School; J.D.;


Municipal Council/Aldermen: Wayzata, Minnesota (City Council); ? to 2006 [Elected]
Municipal Government: Wayzata, Minnesota (City Volunteer Fire Fighter); ? to 2???
County Attorney: La Crosse County, Wisconsin (Assistant District Attorney); 19?? to ?
State Governor Staff: Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty's Office (Attorney and Aide); 01/2003 to 2006


Spouse: Beth
Children: Five children (2 born after he left office): Lincoln (son); Katie, Allison, Maria and Charlotte
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:


Religion provided by the 2006 WCCO TV Voters' Guide.

Total Days Served: 734


85th Legislative Session (2007-2008)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 33B
Elected: 11/7/2006
Residence: Wayzata
Term of Office: 1/3/2007 to 1/5/2009
Counties Represented: Hennepin
Occupation: Attorney
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
  • Biosciences and Emerging Technology Minutes
  • Commerce and Labor Minutes
  • Finance: Capital Investment Finance Division Minutes
Session Interviews
Session Interview (Video) 2008 House Interview

Session Interview (Video) 2007 House Interview

Articles & Books About
Busse, Nick. "Reassessing Priorities." Session Weekly, St. Paul: Minnesota House of Representatives Information Office, May 16, 2008, p. 21.

Busse, Nick. "No Stranger to the Capitol: Berns Looks to Follow in the Footsteps of His Predecessor." Session Weekly, St. Paul: Minnesota House of Representatives Information Office, February 16, 2007, p. 17.

District Files

District File - 2007 District 33B
District File - 2008 District 33B
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.