Paul Torkelson - Two Term MN State Representative
Paul was unopposed in the November 2010 election and returned to the Minnesota House of Representatives to serve as a member of the Republican Majority Caucus, He was selected by his peers to serve as an Assisitant Majority Leader thereby becoming a member of the Caucus Executive Committee.
Paul's committee assignments for the 2011-2012 Session include serving as Vice-chair of the Environment Energy and Natural Resources Committee. Paul also serves on the Agriculture Committee, the Legacy Committee and the Energy Committee.
Paul was the chief author of more than thirty bills dealing with a variety of issues. 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.