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Seifert, Jim

House 1999-2000 (District 57A)

Party when first elected:  Republican

Counties Served:  Ramsey, Washington


Date of Birth: 11/24/1956
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Gender: Male
Religion: Catholic
Reported Minority: None Reported
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City of Residence (when first elected): Woodbury
Occupation (when first elected): Attorney; Assistant General Counsel, Toro Company


University of Notre Dame; B.A.;
University of St. Thomas; M.S.; Engineering
Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska; J.D.; Law



Spouse: Married
Children: Two children
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:


His father served as Mayor of New Ulm, Minnesota.

He ran unsuccessfully as the Republican Party endorsed candidate for the Minnesota House of Representatives in the 2000 election. His opponent, Nora Slawik, defeated him by 69 votes so an automatic recount occurred. The recount confirmed that Nora Slawik had won, by 79 votes.

Religion provided by the Minnesota Legislative Manual, 1999-2000.

Total Days Served: 729


81st Legislative Session (1999-2000)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 57A
Elected: 11/3/1998
Residence: Woodbury
Term of Office: 1/5/1999 to 1/2/2001
Counties Represented: Ramsey, Washington
Occupation: Attorney; Assistant General Counsel, Toro Company
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
  • Civil Law
  • Commerce Minutes
  • Health and Human Services Finance Minutes
  • Health and Human Services Policy Minutes
Session Notes: His margin of victory over Nora Slawik was only 275 votes. A recount occurred by Nora Slawik's request. Since it wasn't an automatic recount, she was responsible for paying for it. After the recount he was declared the winner by 298 votes.
Ran in next election? Yes. Defeated in general election
Articles & Books About
Martin, Grant. "Class Sizes, School Funding Key for Woodbury Lawmaker." Session Weekly, St. Paul: Minnesota House of Representatives Information Office, January 29, 1999, p. 16.

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