Monday, March 12, 2012
Gerlach announced in a press release Monday that he'll end his legislative career at the end of this session.
Sen. Chris Gerlach (R-District 37), of Apple Valley, announced in a press release Monday that he won't seek re-election in the fall. Gerlach has served eight years in the Minnesota Senate representing Apple Valley, Rosemount and a portion of Burnsville; he was a state representative during the six years prior. Gerlach said in the release that he wants to give more attention to his business and spend more time with his wife and two children. “While serving in the Legislature is truly an honor and privilege, the family and financial sacrifices are great,” he said in the release. “Now is the time to reassess my personal priorities.” He said in the release that he plans to remain active in the community and Republican politics. Gerlach, …
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Republican legislators from Burnsville came out swinging during the first week of session.
The Minnesota Legislature has been back in session for little more than a week, and already lawmakers have put many new bills on the table. Burnsville legislators—Sen. Dan Hall (R-District 40), Burnsville, and Tara Mack (R-District 37A), Apple Valley and Sen. Chris Gerlach (R-District 37), Apple Valley—have authored several controversial bills.
Friday, April 1, 2011
A roundup of the region's major developments for April 1.
Here are the top stories from the Patch sites in your area: Armed Perpetrator Crashes Car Into Burnsville Home Legislative Town Hall Meeting in Apple Valley Draws Crowd of Opinionated Constituents Let's Face It Cosmetics' Hosts Charity-Focused Initiative to Benefit Dakota Woodlands Series of Restaurant Break-Ins on Cahill Avenue Connected, Police Believe Coyote Population Becomes a Fact of Life in Mendota Heights
State Sen. Chris Gerlach and Rep. Tara Mack, who represent parts of Burnsville, joined Rep. Kurt Bills at the Apple Valley American Legion on Thursday to field questions from constituents.
State Sen. Chris Gerlach (R-Apple Valley) and Reps. Kurt Bills (R-Rosemount) and Tara Mack (R-Apple Valley) stepped out of their state Capitol building hub on Thursday, breaking from work on budget bills to connect with their constituents en masse. In a packed dining room at the American Legion Post 1776 in Apple Valley, residents of Burnsville, Apple Valley and Rosemount brought up a range of topics with the legislators; Gerlach and Mack represent parts of Burnsville. Residents asked for legislator opinions on racinos and for action on dental insurance monopolies, but the topics that stirred the crowd most related to education finance and reform, and to who should bear the state tax burden. While the discussion remained civil, the room …