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Borrell, Dick

House 2003-2004 (District 19B)

Party when first elected:  Republican

Counties Served:  Hennepin, Wright


Date of Birth: 9/24/1951
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Gender: Male
Reported Minority: None Reported
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City of Residence (when first elected): Waverly
Occupation (when first elected): Business/Former High School Business Teacher


St. Mary's Catholic High School, Waverly; Secondary; Graduate
Minnesota State University, Mankato; B.S.; Business Education
Minnesota State University, Mankato; B.S.; Business Administration


Military: United States Marines; 19?? to ?


Spouse: Single
Children: Five children: Tom and 1 more son (sons), (3 daughters)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:


He was a member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor party until he switched to the Republican party around 1989.

He ran unsuccessfully for the Republican party endorsement for Minnesota Governor in the 1998 election. He dropped out before balloting began at the Republican state convention.

He was an amateur airplane pilot.

Total Days Served: 728


83rd Legislative Session (2003-2004)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 19B
Elected: 11/5/2002
Residence: Waverly
Term of Office: 1/7/2003 to 1/3/2005
Counties Represented: Hennepin, Wright
Occupation: Business/Former High School Business Teacher
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:     2003 1st Sp.S. - Author
Session Interviews
Session Interview (Video) 2003 House Interview

Articles & Books About
Watson, Mary Kay. "A Change of Focus: Personal Issues Play Large Role in Borrell Decision to Step Aside After Two Years in the House." Session Weekly, St. Paul: Minnesota House of Representatives Information Office, April 30, 2004, p. 19.

Bryant, Miranda. "Aiming High: Advice Recieved from One of Minnesota's Top Statesmen Continues to Energize New Member Borrell." Session Weekly, St. Paul: Minnesota House of Representatives Information Office, February 14, 2003, p. 14.

District Files

District File - 2003 District 19B
District File - 2004 District 19B
These files are available in the Legislative Reference Library.

The Minnesota Legislative Reference Library has collected newspaper articles on legislators since 1973. They are available in the Library.