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Obermueller, Mike

House 2009-2010 (District 38B)

Party when first elected:  Democratic-Farmer-Labor

Counties Served:  Dakota


Date of Birth: 4/21/1973 (uncertain)
Birth Place: Marshfield, Wisconsin
Birth County:
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death:
Gender: Male
Religion: Catholic
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Eagan
Occupation (when first elected): Attorney; Winthrop and Weinstine, P.A., Minneapolis


Glenwood City High School, Wisconsin; Secondary; Graduate
Loras College, Iowa; B.A.; Media and Public Address, Political Science Emphasis; Magna Cum Laude, 1996
University of Iowa, Law School; J.D.; Law, With High Distinction, 2001



Spouse: Sara
Children: Two children: (sons)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:


He was adopted and raised on a dairy farm.

He was listed as being 35 years old in 2008 so his birth year must be around 1973.

He successfully sought the Democratic-Farmer-Labor party endorsement to run for the 2nd Congressional District seat in the United States House of Representatives in the 2012 election. (He faced no primary opponent.) His opponent was Republican United States Representative John Kline. He lost the general election.

He was an unsuccessful candidate for the Minnesota House of Representatives in the 2006 elections.

He was a member of St. Thomas Becket Catholic Church in Eagan, Minnesota.

Religion provided by the St. Paul Pioneer Press Voter's Guide, 2008.

Total Days Served: 728


86th Legislative Session (2009-2010)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 38B
Elected: 11/4/2008
Residence: Eagan
Term of Office: 1/6/2009 to 1/3/2011
Counties Represented: Dakota
Occupation: Attorney; Winthrop and Weinstine, P.A., Minneapolis
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
  • Finance: Energy Finance and Policy Division Minutes
  • Finance: Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division Minutes
  • Finance: Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division: Bioscience and Workforce Development Policy and Oversight Division Minutes
  • K-12 Education Policy and Oversight Minutes
Ran in next election? Yes. Defeated in general election
Session Interviews
Session Interview (Video) 2009 House Interview

Articles & Books About
Cook, Mike. "Working to Unite, Obermueller Hopes to Represent by Connecting." Session Weekly, St. Paul: Minnesota House of Representatives Information Office, January 23, 2009, p. 16.

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.