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Dean Knudson

Dean Knudson (Rep.), 30th Assembly District

Born Mayville, ND, April 29, 1961; married; 2 children. Graduate May-Port H.S. (Mayville, ND) 1979; attended Mayville St. College, North Dakota St. U.; D.V.M. Iowa St. U. 1986. Veterinarian. Member: Hudson Daybreak Rotary (fmr. pres.); Trinity Lutheran Church; Hudson Area Chamber of Commerce (fmr. pres.); Am. Veterinary Medical Assn.; Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Assn.; Minnesota Veterinary Medical Assn.; Republican Party of Wis.; Republican Party of St. Croix Co. (fmr. chm.); Republican Party of Pierce Co.; Iowa St. U. Alumni Assn.; Omega Tau Sigma. Mayor of Hudson 2008-10; Alderperson, Hudson 1996-2002; Hudson Library Bd. 1996-2002; Hudson Plan Commission 2008-10; St. Croix Business Park Bd. since 2010.

Elected to Assembly 2010; reelected since 2012. Biennial committee assignments: 2015 — Education (also 2011); Jt. Com. on Finance (also 2013); Jt. Com. for Review of Admin. Rules. 2013 — Colleges and Universities (vice chp. 2011). 2011 — Urban and Local Affairs.

Telephone: Office: (608) 266-1526; (888) 529-0030 (toll free); District: (715) 690-9225.
E-mail: Rep.Knudson@legis.wisconsin.gov
Voting address: 1753 Laurel Avenue, Hudson 54016.
Mailing address: Office: Room 304 East, State Capitol, P.O. Box 8952, Madison 53708.

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