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Tschumper, Ken

House 2007-2008 (District 31B)

Party when first elected:  Democratic-Farmer-Labor

Counties Served:  Fillmore, Houston


Date of Birth: 4/24/1950
Birth Place: La Crescent, Minnesota
Birth County: Houston
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death:
Gender: Male
Religion: Non-denominational
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): La Crescent
Occupation (when first elected): Dairy Farmer, Brown Swiss Cattle


La Crescent High School; Secondary;
Winona State University; B.A.; Biology, With Honors, 1972
St. Mary's University; Attended Graduate School;


State Board/Commission/Council: Minnesota Governor's Dairy Task Force; 1988 to 1990
County Board/Commissioner: Houston County, Minnesota (Fair Board); 1990 to 1992
Municipal Government: La Crescent, Minnesota (Town Supervisor); 1997 to 2000


Spouse: Robin
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:


He ran unsuccessfully as the Democratic-Farmer-Labor party endorsed candidate for Minnesota House District 28B in the 2012 election.

Religion provided by the 2006 WCCO TV Voters' Guide.

Total Days Served: 734


85th Legislative Session (2007-2008)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 31B
Elected: 11/7/2006
Residence: La Crescent
Term of Office: 1/3/2007 to 1/5/2009
Counties Represented: Fillmore, Houston
Occupation: Dairy Farmer, Brown Swiss Cattle
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:  2007 1st Sp.S. - Chief Author    2007 1st Sp.S. - Author
  • Finance: Housing Policy and Finance and Public Health Finance Division Minutes
  • Finance: Housing Policy and Finance and Public Health Finance Division: Environmental Justice and Healthy Housing (Chair) Minutes
  • Health and Human Services Minutes
  • Local Government and Metropolitan Affairs Minutes
  • Ways and Means Minutes
Session Notes: His margin of victory over Greg Davids was so close an automatic recount occurred. After the recount he was declared the winner by 52 votes.
Ran in next election? Yes. Defeated in general election
Session Interviews
Session Interview (Video) 2008 House Interview

Session Interview (Video) 2007 House Interview

Articles & Books About
Schutz, Lee Ann. "A Viable Rural Lifestyle: Tschumper Will Work to Make Health Care Affordable." Session Weekly, St. Paul: Minnesota House of Representatives Information Office, March 2, 2007, p. 17.

District Files

District File - 2007 District 31B
District File - 2008 District 31B
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.