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Dan Stevens
Born: 1950.
Personal: Married to Barb, 4 children. Roman Catholic.
Resides: Mora
Occupation: Sales and service in the artificial insemination industry for cattle.
Education: Pine City High School. University of Minnesota

On Oct. 25, 2002, the candidates participated in a debate, moderated by MPR's Dan Gunderson. Listen.


•Stevens' campaign announcement. Listen (4/17/02)

7th District Congress
Dan Stevens (GOP)

Snapshot According to Politics in Minnesota, Stevens has a reputation for never backing away from a battle. He has become one of the Legislature’s leading authorities on long-term care, heading a task force and pushing for reform on the issue. Stevens is also known for his willingness to take on groups like the Sierra Club, who disagree with his approach to environmental issues. Stevens is proud of the fact that he was named the 2000 Legislator of the Year by the Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts.
     A pioneer in welfare reform, Stevens has successfully authored legislation to crack down on deadbeat parents, mandate community service for some welfare recipients and provide child care for low income parents who work. In addition to long-term care reform, Stevens’ legislative priorities include protecting private property rights, reforming elections, establishing a citizen oversight board for the Department of Natural Resources and simplifying Minnesota’s wetland regulatory process. An avid hunter, Stevens also enjoys reading, gardening and taking trips with his wife.
From the Campaign Trail

Profile: The 7th District
Oct. 14 - The 7th Congressional District is bigger than some states, running from the Canadian border nearly to Iowa along the western side of Minnesota. That size could be an obstacle, but the two candidates running there have gotten creative. DFL congressman Collin Peterson and Republican state Sen. Dan Stevens are both pilots and cover the district from a couple of thousand feet up. (More)

Rural congressional candidates debate agriculture issues
Aug. 7 - Incumbents and challengers in the 1st and 7th congressional districts debated agriculture issues at Farmfest in Redwood falls. (More)

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