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David M. Jennings

Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce
In office
January 1999 – August 1999

In office
January 1985 – January 1987
Preceded by Harry A. Sieben, Jr.
Succeeded by Fred Norton

Minnesota State Representative from District 29A
In office
January 1983 – January 1987
Preceded by Douglas W. Carlson
Succeeded by Mark J. Piepho

Minnesota State Representative from District 27B
In office
January 1979 – January 1983
Preceded by Darrel Peterson
Succeeded by Wendell Erickson

Born December 17, 1948 (1948-12-17) (age 61)
Truman, Minnesota
Political party Independent-Republican
Alma mater Mankato State University
Profession construction worker, legislator, school superintendent

David M. Jennings (born December 17, 1948) is a Minnesota politician, a member of the Republican Party, a former Speaker of the Minnesota House of Representatives, and the current superintendent of School District 112, based in Chaska.[1][2]

Jennings served as a sergeant in the United States Marine Corps for five years. He received a B.S. degree in political science, magna cum laude, from Mankato State University in 1975. He worked in small construction until he was first elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 1979.[1]

Jennings rose quickly, becoming minority leader in 1982. He served in that role until the Independent-Republicans gained a majority in the 1984 elections. He became Speaker of the House in 1985, a position he held for two years until his departure from the legislature.[1]

In 1999, Jennings served briefly as Minnesota's Commissioner of Commerce under Governor Jesse Ventura. He later served as interim superintendent of the Minneapolis school district from 2002 to 2004, and was considered for permanent appointment, but withdrew from consideration after the appointment process was criticized. He served as deputy director of operations for the Minnesota Historical Society before accepting a permanent appointment as superintendent for the Chaska school district in 2005.[2] He is married and has one son.


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Political offices
Preceded by
Harry A. Sieben, Jr.
Speaker of the Minnesota House of Representatives
1985 – 1987
Succeeded by
Fred Norton
Preceded by
Glen Sherwood
Minnesota House Minority Leader
1982 - 1985
Succeeded by
Fred Norton
Preceded by
Douglas W. Carlson
State Representative from Minnesota District 29A
1983 – 1987
Succeeded by
Mark J. Piepho
Preceded by
Darrell L. Peterson
State Representative from Minnesota District 27B
1979 – 1983
Succeeded by
Wendell Erickson


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