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Howe, John Sterling

Senate 2011-2012 (District 28)

Party when first elected:  Republican

Counties Served:  Goodhue, Wabasha, Winona


Date of Birth: 8/26/1963
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Gender: Male
Reported Minority: None Reported
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City of Residence (when first elected): Red Wing
Occupation (when first elected): Property Ownership, Howe Properties, LLC


St. Cloud State University; B.A.; Criminal Justice


State Board/Commission/Council: Minnesota Clean Water Council (Appointed by Governor Tim Pawlenty); 20?? to 20?? [Appointed]
Municipal Mayor: Red Wing, Minnesota; 2008 to 2010 [Elected]


Spouse: Lisa
Children: Three children: Jack, David, and Katelyn
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
Jeff R. Howe  - Brother


Special Legislative Concerns: energy and environment.

He ran unsuccessfully for the Minnesota Senate in the 2012 election.

He announced his candidacy for Secretary of State for the 2014 election, but later withdrew.

He announced his candidacy for the United States House of Representatives for Minnesota's 2nd Congressional District in 2015.

He was endorsed by the GOP for secretary of state in the 2018 election but lost in the general election.

Total Days Served: 735


87th Legislative Session (2011-2012)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 28
Elected: 11/2/2010
Residence: Red Wing
Term of Office: 1/4/2011 to 1/7/2013
Counties Represented: Goodhue, Wabasha, Winona
Occupation: Property Ownership, Howe Properties, LLC
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:     2011 1st Sp.S. - Author
   2012 1st Sp.S. - Author
  • Energy, Utilities and Telecommunications
  • Jobs and Economic Growth
  • Taxes
  • Transportation
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