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Bill Haas

Statement about running for governor: Haas announced he will run for governor, saying: “People are fed up with the way campaigns have been run in the past. I have never attacked my opponent nor will I.

Bill Haas

Statement about running for governor: Haas announced he will run for governor, saying: “People are fed up with the way campaigns have been run in the past. I have never attacked my opponent nor will I. That reflects back on my integrity.”  — Star Tribune, June, 10, 2009

Party:
Republican

Current government position: None

Occupation: Employee Benefits Broker/Consultant (health insurance), registered lobbyist for some northern Minnesota Indian tribes

Birth date: June 25, 1949

Home: Champlin

Education: University of Minnesota, A.A., math/biology

Key issues and priorities: While a state representative, Haas supported small businesses’ efforts to reduce health care costs, opposed the Northstar line and was involved in casino and fishing and wildlife legislation.

Political experience: State representative, 1995-2002 (District 48A);  2003-2004 (District 47A); mayor of Champlin, 1992-1994

Background articles:

“Republican lawmakers get wake-up call”

Haas on casino legislation (2004)

Haas on illegal angling (2001)

Haas on opposing Northstar line (2005)

Haas and Campaign Finance Reform (2001)

House profile

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