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Michael BeardREPRepublican Commissioner, District 3
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Michael Beard (born July 22, 1953) is a Minnesota politician and former member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, who retired in 2014. A member of the Republican Party of Minnesota, he represented District 55A, which includes portions of Scott County in the southwestern part of the Twin Cities metropolitan area. Communities in the district include Shakopee, Jackson Township, and Louisville Township. He is also a local businessman and newspaper publisher. He is now also co-chair of a coal energy advocacy group, Coalition for a Secure Energy Future and serves as Scott County Commissioner, District 3.

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Education4 - 4 of 2
University of Saint Thomas
Attended Entrepreneurial Classes
1999
Bethany College of Missions
BA Bible Missions
1975
Past Positions1 - 7 of 7
Representative
Minnesota State House of Representatives
2003 - 2014
Board Member
Minnesota Regional Transit Board
1993 - 1995
City Council
Shakopee City Council
1991 - 1995
Former Assistant Minority Whip
Minnesota State House of Representatives
Operator
Macalester Park Public Company
1987 - 1995
Owner
Macalester Park Public Company
1987 - 1995
Publisher
Minnesota Christian Chronicle Newspaper
1994 - Current
Other Experience1 - 7 of 7
Member
Optimist Club of Shakopee
1997 - 1999
Board Member
Shakopee Chamber of Commerce
1992 - 1997
Board Member
Christmas in April, Skakopee
1992 - 1997
Member
Shakopee Chamber of Commerce
1988 - 1997
President
Shakopee Chamber of Commerce
1996 - 1997
Member
Rotary International
1990 - 1996
Board Member
Vision Shakopee
2004