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Sikorski, Gerald Edward "Gerry"


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Map of Stillwater
Stillwater, MN

Senate 1977-82 (District 51)

Party when first elected:  Democratic-Farmer-Labor

Counties Served:  Washington

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 4/26/1948 Date of Death: 
Birth Place: Breckenridge, Minnesota Birth County: Wilkin Birth Country: United States
Other Names: Gerry
Gender:  Male Religion:  Not Reported
City of Residence (when first elected):  Stillwater

Occupation (when first elected):  Attorney

EDUCATION

Breckenridge High School; Secondary; 1966
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities; B.A.; Minneapolis Campus, Summa Cum Laude, 1970
University of Minnesota, Law School; J.D.; Magna Cum Laude, 1973; Admitted to the Minnesota Bar, 1973

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

State Board/Commission/CouncilMinnesota Governor's Citizens Council on Aging (Chair) ??/??/19?? to ??/??/19??
U.S. Representative6th Congressional District-MinnesotaElected01/03/1983 to 01/03/1993

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Susan J. Erkel
Children: One child: Anne (daughter)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

Special Legislative Concerns: health and corrections, consumer, senior citizens, governmental reform.

He was a member of the Washington County Historical Society.

He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the United States House of Representatives in the 1992 election.

Legislative Session: 72nd (1981-1982)   Session Details term photo
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Body: Senate Elected: 11/4/1980 Term of Office: 1/6/1981 to 1/3/1983
District: 51 Residence: Stillwater
Counties Represented: Washington
Occupation: Attorney
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Committees:
Commerce
Commerce Subcommittee: Consumer Protection
Finance
Finance Subcommittee: Health, Welfare and Corrections (Chair)
Finance Subcommittee: Joint Claims
Health, Welfare and Corrections
Rules and Administration Subcommittee: Committees
Leadership Position: Majority Whip

Legislative Session: 71st (1979-1980) (second half of Senate term)   Session Details
Body: Senate Elected: 11/2/1976 Term of Office: 1/4/1977 to 1/5/1981
District: 51 Residence: Stillwater
Counties Represented: Washington
Occupation: Attorney/Small Businessman
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Committees:
Commerce
Commerce Subcommittee: Banking
Commerce Subcommittee: Publicly Regulated Industries (Chair)
Governmental Operations
Governmental Operations Subcommittee: Civil Administration Regulatory Reform-1980 (Chair)
Governmental Operations Subcommittee: Metropolitan Affairs-1979 (Chair)
Governmental Operations Subcommittee: Metropolitan Government-1980
Governmental Operations Subcommittee: Structure-1979
Health, Welfare and Corrections
Joint Agriculture and Natural Resources/Governmental Operations/Local Government/Taxes and Tax Laws/Transportation Subcommittee: Agricultural Land Preservation
Joint Agriculture and Natural Resources/Health, Welfare and Corrections Subcommittee: Nutrition
Judiciary
Judiciary Subcommittee: Criminal Law
Judiciary Subcommittee: Law Revision
Judiciary Subcommittee: Privacy
Taxes and Tax Laws Subcommittee: Income Tax (Chair)

Legislative Session: 70th (1977-1978)   Session Details
Body: Senate Elected: 11/2/1976 Term of Office: 1/4/1977 to 1/5/1981
District: 51 Residence: Stillwater
Counties Represented: Washington
Occupation: Attorney
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Committees:
Commerce
Commerce Subcommittee: Banking
Commerce Subcommittee: Publicly Regulated Industries
Governmental Operations
Health, Welfare and Corrections
Judiciary
Judiciary Subcommittee: Criminal Law
Judiciary Subcommittee: Law Revision

Articles & Books About
Sikorski, Gerald Edward. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.


Archive Collections
Gerry Sikorski Papers, 1971-1995 (bulk 1976-1992) - Available in the Minnesota Historical Society's Collections


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

Minnesota Legislative Reference Library, 645 State Office Building, Saint Paul, MN  55155