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Strachan, Steven Douglas "Steve"

House 2003-2004 (District 36B)

Party when first elected:  Republican

Counties Served:  Dakota, Goodhue


Date of Birth: 1/26/1965
Birth Place: Northfield, Minnesota
Birth County: Rice
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death:
Gender: Male
Religion: Congregational
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names: Steve
City of Residence (when first elected): Farmington
Occupation (when first elected): Police Sergeant; Lakeville, Minnesota


Northfield High School; Secondary; Graduate, 1983
University of Minnesota; B.S.; Sociology
Minnesota State University, Mankato; M.A.; Public Administration


County Government: Carver County, Minnesota (Sheriff's Office, Jail Deputy); 19?? to 19??
Municipal Government: Lakeville, Minnesota (Administrative Sergeant, Detective, School Resource Officer, SWAT Team Leader, DARE Officer, Patrol Officer; and Police Chief, April 6, 2004-September 2006); 1989 to 09/2006
Municipal Board/Commission: Farmington, Minnesota (Planning Commission); 199? to 199?
Municipal Council/Aldermen: Farmington, Minnesota (City Council); 1997 to 01/2003 [Elected]
State Board/Commission/Council: Minnesota Public Safety Facilities Commission (Appointed by Governor Jesse Ventura); 20?? to 20?? [Appointed]
State Board/Commission/Council: Minnesota Governor’s Stadium Commission (Appointed by Governor Tim Pawlenty); 20?? to 20?? [Appointed]
State Board/Commission/Council: Minnesota DWI Task Force (Appointed by Governor Tim Pawlenty); 20?? to 20?? [Appointed]
State Board/Commission/Council: Minnesota State Sex Offender Policy Commission (Appointed by Governor Tim Pawlenty); 20?? to 20?? [Appointed]
Municipal Government: Kent, Washington (Police Chief); 09/2006 to 01/2011
State Board/Commission/Council: Washington Auto Theft Prevention Authority (Appointed by Washington Governor Christine Gregoire); 2007 to 2010 [Appointed]
Municipal Government: King County, Washington (Chief Deputy Sheriff); 01/2011 to 20??


Spouse: Susan "Sue" Parsons (married on October 17, 1987)
Children: No children
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
George C. Chamberlain  - Great Great Grandfather


He had some Scottish ancestry.

Religion provided by Steve Strachan.

Total Days Served: 728


83rd Legislative Session (2003-2004)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 36B
Elected: 11/5/2002
Residence: Farmington
Term of Office: 1/7/2003 to 1/3/2005
Counties Represented: Dakota, Goodhue
Occupation: Police Sergeant; Lakeville, Minnesota
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
  • Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs Policy Minutes
  • Judiciary Policy and Finance Minutes
  • State Government Finance Minutes