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Jerry Newton's Biography
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State Senate (MN) - District 37, Democratic/Farmer/Labor
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Gerald 'Jerry' F. Newton
Wife: Rita; 6 Children: Ariane, Sabrina, Rebecca, Eric, Sophia, Kimball
Attended, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, 1979-1980
Attended, Political Science, Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium, 1978-1979
MA, International Relations, Boston University, 1974-1975
BA, Government, University of Maryland, 1964-1973
Senator, Minnesota State Senate, District 37, 2017-present
Member, Coon Rapids Rotary Club, present
Representative, Minnesota State House of Representatives, District 37A, 2008-2010, 2012-2017
Candidate, Minnesota House of Representatives, District 49B, 2010
Member, Anoka Hennepin School Board, 2000-2008
Mayor, City of Coon Rapids, Minnesota, 1999-2000
Council Member, Coon Rapids City Council, 1994-2000
Former Member, Aging and Long-Term Care Policy Committee, Minnesota State House of Representatives
Early Childhood Education and Development Committee, Anoka County
Former Member, Education Finance Committee, Minnesota State House of Representatives
Former Member, Veterans Affairs Committee, Minnesota State House of Representatives
Member, Anoka County Affordable Housing Coalition, 1995-2000
Member, Metropolitan Council Transportation Advisory Board, 1996-2000
Commissioner, Housing and Re-Development Authority, City of Crystal, 1983-1985
Political Science Teacher, Anoka-Ramsey Community College, 2011-present
Former Member, Northstar Corridor Development Authority
Owner/Manager, Blaine Dairy Store, 1980-2000
Teaching Assistant, University of Minnesota, 1979-1980
Sergeant Major, United States Army, 1955-1978
Teacher, University of Maryland, 1975-1976
Religious, Civic, and other Memberships
Member, Coon Rapids American Legion, present
Member, Metro North Chamber of Commerce, present
Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), present
Former Member, Anoka Human Rights Council
Former Member, Coon Rapids Economic Development Authority
Member, Association of Metropolitan Municipalities, 1998-2000
Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Committee, National League of Cities, 1995-2000
Board of Directors, Free to Be Committee, 1999-2000
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