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Dean Barkley's Biography
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Dean 'Dancing Bear' M. Barkley
Single; 2 Children: Garrett, Brooke
JD, University of Minnesota, 1977, Grade Point Average of 3.5
BA, Business, University of Minnesota, 1972
Candidate, Minnesota State Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, 2012
Candidate, United States Senate, 2008
Appointed, November 4, 2002
Founder/Former Chair, Independence Party, 1995-1996
Reform Party Candidate for United States Senate, 1996
Independence Party Candidate for United States Senate, 1994
Independent Candidate for Congress, District 6, District 6, 1992
John Anderson for President, Volunteer, 1980
No caucus information on file.
Licensed Real Estate Broker
Management and Consulting Company for Small Businesses
Owner of Several Small Businesses
Attorney, Palmer, Hanjani, Barkely and Barley
Director Minnesota Planning, 1999-2002
Chair, Jesse Ventura's Campaign for Governor, 1998
Religious, Civic, and other Memberships
Former Director, Common Cause
Chief Executive Officer, Helping Hands Housing Fund
Director, Minnesota Amateur Rugby Foundation
Director, Minnesota Compact
Northwest Suburban Chamber of Commerce
Coach, Youth Baseball/Soccer/Football
Founding Director, Youth Rugby Foundation
Personal Hero and Why:
John F. Kennedy
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