Andy Dawkins

Andy Dawkins DEMDemocrat

American politician

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Andy DawkinsDEMDemocrat American politician
72
Years of Age
15
Years of Experience
MNResidence (state)

Andrew J. Dawkins (born July 29, 1950) is an American politician and attorney from Minnesota. Dawkins is a former member of the Minnesota House of Representatives from Saint Paul. Running as a Democrat, Dawkins was first elected in 1986 to represent District 65A, and was reelected every two years until opting not to seek reelection in 2002. In 1993, he ran an unsuccessful campaign for mayor of Saint Paul against Norm Coleman. He married Ellen Anderson, a Minnesota state senator from St. Paul, in 1995; they divorced in 2018. He was the Green Party of Minnesota nominee for Minnesota Attorney General in the 2014 election, earning 1.5% of the vote and restoring the party's minor-party status.

Education4 - 4 of 2
Temple University
JD Law
1977
Hamline University
BA History
1972
Past Positions1 - 6 of 6
Representative
Minnesota State House
1987 - 2002
Director of Neighborhood Housing and Property Improvement
City of Saint Paul
2002 - 2006
Youth Outreach Worker
Voyage House
1972 - 1975
Attorney
Mansfield, Tanick and Cohen
Former Attorney
Andy's Law Office
Part-Time Magistrate Judge
Family Court, Hennepin County
Other Experience1 - 9 of 9
Member
Board, Among Minnesota Pacific Association
1999 - Current
Board Member
Arts-United States
1997 - Current
Board Member
Life Track Resources
1994 - Current
Member
Minnesota State Bar
1980 - Current
Former Employee
Minnesota Commission on National Service
Member
Saint Paul Rehabilitation Center
Member
Minnesota Commission on National and Community Service
1994 - Current
Member
Race Bias Task Force, Minnesota Supreme Court
1989 - Current
Member
Committee on Multicultural Diversity and Racial Fairness in the Courts Implementation, Minnesota Supreme Court