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Shea, Tom J.

House 1981-82 (District 32A); House 1983-84 (District 30A)

Party when first elected:  Democratic-Farmer-Labor

Counties Served:  Dodge, Steele

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 7/14/1950
Birth Place: Owatonna, Minnesota
Birth County: Steele
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death:
Gender: Male
Religion: Catholic
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Owatonna
Occupation (when first elected): Vice-President and General Manager; Shea Company, Inc.

EDUCATION

Marian High School; Secondary;
University of Minnesota; Attended College; Education
Mankato State University; Attended College;

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

County Board/Commissioner: Steele County, Minnesota (County Agricultural Society); 19?? to 19??
Municipal Board/Commission: Owatonna, Minnesota (City Charter Commission); 1989 to 1996
County Board/Commissioner: Steele County, Minnesota (County Commissioner); 1991 to 11/15/2010
County Board/Commissioner: Steele County, Minnesota (Administrator); 01/30/2011 to ?

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Stephanie
Children: Two children (while in office); Three children (third was born after he left office): Joseph (son); Kerry, and Maggie (daughters)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
Richard Fitzgerald  - Great Great Uncle

GENERAL NOTES

He had Irish ancestry.

Religion provided by the Minnesota Legislative Manual, 1981-82.

Total Days Served: 1463

SESSIONS SERVED

73rd Legislative Session (1983-1984)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 30A
Elected: 11/2/1982
Residence: Owatonna
Term of Office: 1/4/1983 to 1/7/1985
Counties Represented: Dodge, Steele
Occupation: Vice-President and General Manager; Shea Company, Inc.
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Committees:
  • Agriculture
  • Agriculture: Agricultural Exports and Marketing (Chair)
  • Education
  • Local and Urban Affairs
  • Local and Urban Affairs: State-Local Fiscal Affairs Division
  • Transportation
  • Transportation: Highway and Motor Vehicle
  • Transportation: Highway Safety

72nd Legislative Session (1981-1982)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 32A
Elected: 11/4/1980
Residence: Owatonna
Term of Office: 1/6/1981 to 1/3/1983
Counties Represented: Dodge, Steele
Occupation: Vice-President and General Manager; Shea Company, Inc.
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Committees:
  • Agriculture
  • Agriculture: Farm Programs and Policies
  • Education
  • Local and Urban Affairs
  • Local and Urban Affairs: Governmental Administration
  • Transportation
  • Transportation: Trunk Highways
No other information has been entered for this legislator.
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