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Bliss, Matt

House 2017-2018 (District 5A); House 2021-2022 (District 5A); House 2023-Present (District 2B)

Party when first elected:  Republican

Counties Served:  Becker, Beltrami, Cass, Clearwater, Hubbard, Itasca, Mahnomen

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 7/20/????
Birth Place: ,
Birth County:
Birth Country:
Date of Death:
Gender: Male
Religion:
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Pennington
Occupation (when first elected): Small business owner

EDUCATION

United States Navy; Communications and electronics

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

Military: United States Navy; [Dates Unknown]

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

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

GENERAL NOTES

He was raised on a farm and is one of 10 children.

Total Days Served: 1931

SESSIONS SERVED

93rd Legislative Session (2023-2024)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 02B
Elected: 11/8/2022
Residence: Pennington
Term of Office: 1/3/2023 to 1/13/2025
Counties Represented: Becker, Beltrami, Cass, Clearwater, Hubbard, Itasca, Mahnomen
Occupation: Small-business owner
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Children and Families Finance and Policy Minutes
  • Elections Finance and Policy Minutes
  • Veterans and Military Affairs Finance and Policy Minutes

92nd Legislative Session (2021-2022)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 05A
Elected: 11/3/2020
Residence: Pennington
Term of Office: 1/5/2021 to 1/2/2023
Counties Represented: Beltrami, Cass, Hubbard, Itasca
Occupation: Small-business owner
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:     2021 1st Sp.S. - Author
Committees:
  • Housing Finance and Policy Minutes
  • Industrial Education and Economic Development Finance and Policy Minutes
  • Labor, Industry, Veterans and Military Affairs Finance and Policy Minutes

90th Legislative Session (2017-2018)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 05A
Elected: 11/8/2016
Residence: Pennington
Term of Office: 1/3/2017 to 1/7/2019
Counties Represented: Beltrami, Cass, Hubbard, Itasca
Occupation: Small business owner
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Environment & Natural Resources Policy and Finance Minutes
  • Environment & Natural Resources Policy and Finance: Subcommittee on Mining, Forestry, & Tourism Minutes
  • Government Operations & Elections Policy Minutes
  • State Government Finance: Veterans Affairs Division Minutes
Ran in next election? Yes. Defeated in general election
Session Interviews
Session Interview (Video) 2022 House Interview


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