Senator Sean Nienow takes oath of office

Senator Sean Nienow joined his fellow members of the Minnesota Senate Tuesday, Jan. 4 to convene the 2011 legislative session. 


Senator Sean Nienow joined his fellow members of the Minnesota Senate Tuesday, Jan. 4 to convene the 2011 legislative session.

Senator Nienow was sworn in and voted to approve the new, official officers of the Senate. Tuesday marked the first time in 38 years that Republicans hold the majority in the Minnesota Senate. It was also the first time in State history that a woman, Senator Amy Koch (R-Buffalo), was sworn in as the Majority Leader.

Pictured: Senator Sean Nienow hands his certificate of election to Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice Lorie Gildea, who administered the oath to Senators.

Senator Nienow previously represented Senate District 17 in the State Senate from 2003-2006.

“I’m so honored to once again serve the people of District 17,” Nienow said. “I’m looking forward to working with the tremendous team now leading in the Senate. Together, we’re committed to growing jobs in the private sector, spending within our means and creating a more efficient, sensible government for Minnesota.”

During Senator Nienow’s second term he will serve on the Health and Human Services, Agriculture and Education Committees. He will also serve as the Vice-Chairman of the Finance Committee, which has oversight of all money spent in the Minnesota State Budget—approximately $32 billion dollars.

Senator Nienow can be contacted at 651-296-5419 or email Sen.Sean.Nienow@senate.mn.

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