Tim was raised in Sartell and graduated from Sartell High School. He earned a Bachelor degree with majors in Business Education, Office Administration and Real Estate Planning and Development from St. Cloud State University.
Tim has always known the importance of giving back to the community; it was a part of his family's fabric. His father served as the chief of police in Sartell for many years and Tim and his family have spent many years volunteering. With this background Tim believes in making a difference by getting involved.
Tim has taken his "trusted leadership" to St. Paul and has made a difference. Let's send Tim back to the Minnesota House of Representatives to continue working for us.
• Current member, Minnesota House of Representatives
• Mayor, City of Sartell (2007-2010)
• Member, Sartell City Council (1993-1995 & 2002-2006)
Legislative Committee Assignments (2015-2016)
• Legislative Permanent School Fund Commission
• Veterans Affairs
• Commerce and Regulatory Reform
• Government Operations & Elections
• Capital Investment
• Legislative Commission on Pensions and Retirements, Chair
• Kaplan Professional School: 2005 to present
Trainer and curriculum development
• PrimeVest Financial Services: 2000 – 2009
• Prosource Educational Services: 1994 – 2000
An educational trainer for real estate, life insurance, appraisal and securities licensure
• St. Cloud Business College: 1988 – 1994
Instructor for sales, marketing, management and accounting courses
• Real Estate Agent: 1983 to 2005
Tim started selling real estate at age 19 to pay for his college tuition
• Leader in the Central Minnesota Warrior to Citizen and Beyond the Yellow Ribbon community Initiatives
• Founding member, Sartell SummerFest
I support tax relief for parents who are saving for their children's post-secondary education, as well as, tax relief for post-secondary graduates who are paying back student loans.
Owners of commercial and industrial real estate are currently subject to a statewide property tax on these properties which are often used to provide jobs. The economic vitality of greater Minnesota businesses would be improved with a reduction of this tax.
An increase in traffic in Minnesota supports a need for more roads and bridges. And our aging infrastructure also needs to be fixed and upgraded. Funding for this can be accomplished by gradually moving the sales taxes, which the state already collects, from vehicle sales and repairs and dedicating these funds to road and bridge projects.
The state of Minnesota must continue to address the issues that impede business growth and expansion. A more business friendly environment in Minnesota will attract more employers to our state. This can be accomplished by keeping regulatory requirements in check and streamlining permitting processes. These efforts will help lead to the creation of quality and lasting jobs for Minnesotans.
The legislature has made progress in providing additional funding for Minnesota's K-12 education. However, there is still work to be done. Currently, the education funding formula favors schools in the Twin Cities metro area over those of greater Minnesota. This means that greater Minnesota schools, including those in District 13B, receive less state support for education.
I have had the honor of servicing on House committees that address veterans' issues. Many of the bills I have authored supporting our veterans have become law.
I am an active member of Central Minnesota Warrior to Citizen and Yellow Ribbon Community initiatives. These organizations work to coordinate community resources for members of the military before, during and after their deployment. This includes assisting their families. Nine Central Minnesota communities, in partnership with government, educational institutions and non-profit organizations, have set up a resource network and outreach program to support service members and their families.