House 1973-82 (District 12B); House 1983-92 (District 13B); House 1993-2001 (District 12B)
Party when first elected: Nonpartisan Election-Democratic-Farmer-Labor Caucus
Cass, Crow Wing, Mille Lacs, Morrison
Date of Birth:
Little Falls, Minnesota
Date of Death:
Reported Minority: None Reported
City of Residence (when first elected):
Occupation (when first elected):
Morrison County Country Schools; Elementary School;
Little Falls High School; Secondary;
St. Cloud State College; B.S.; 1968
St. Cloud State College; Attended Graduate School; Educational Administration
University of Minnesota; Attended Graduate School;
OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE
U.S. Legislative Staff/Council/Commission:
United States Senate (Congressional Intern for United States Senator Walter Mondale);
1967 to 1967
U.S. Executive Branch:
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of Rural Development, Minnesota (State Director, Appointed by President George W. Bush);
08/2001 to 20??
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
He was a member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party.
Steve Wenzel was a member of the DFL during his legislative tenure but became a Republican later in life, participating in the 2016 Republican National Convention and serving as a delegate to the 2020 Republican National Convention. (Star Tribune, August 25, 2020)
He ran as a Republican for Senate District 10 in the 2022 election, but lost the primary.
He was a member of St. Mary's Church in Little Falls, Minnesota.
Religion provided by the Catholic Bulletin, 3/21/1975.