Jerry Newton

Minnesota
State Representative, District 37A
Type of Seat: 
Incumbent
Year: 
2014
Status: 
Running
Woman Candidate: 
No
GLBT: 
No
Person of Color: 
No
Under 35: 
No
Jerry is serving his second term in the Minnesota House of Representatives.  
 
Jerry served in the United States Army for 23 years, retiring as a sergeant major.  He served in Vietnam during the Vietnam War as well as seven years in the Middle East. The Bronze Star and the Vietnamese Medal of Valor are among his many awards and decorations. 
 
Before being elected to the statehouse, Jerry served on the Coon Rapids City Council and the Anoka Hennepin School Board.  
 
In the Minnesota House, Jerry serves on five committees: State Government Finance and Veterans Affairs; Education Finance; Health and Human Services Finance; Jobs and Economic Development Finance and Policy; and the Select Committee on Veterans Housing.