Paul Torkelson - Three Term MN State Representative
Paul was re-elected in November of 2012 and returned to the Minnesota House of Representatives to serve his third term as a member of the Republican Caucus, He was selected by his peers to serve as an Assisitant Minority Leader and member of the Caucus Executive Committee.
Paul's committee assignments for the 2013-2014 Session include serving as Republican Lead of the Property Tax Division. Paul also serves on the Environment Natural Services and Agriculture Finance Committee, the Legacy Committee and the Rules Committee.
In addition to committee assignments Paul serves as co vice-chair of the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR), co-chair of the GOP Rural Caucus and he has been named to Legislative Water Commission. In addition to bills directly related to his home district Paul carried a large number of bills related to clean water issues and the agencies that regulate water in Minnesota.