Tony Cornish

Tony Cornish

Tony Cornish (born May 3, 1951) is a U.S. politician. Currently he serves as Assistant Minority Whip in the Minnesota House of Representatives.


Tony was educated at Garden City High School in Garden City Township, Minnesota and has received secondary education. From 1975 to 1977 Cornish served the City of Amboy, Minnesota as a police officer. From 1977 to 1980 he served as a deputy county sheriff for Blue Earth County, Minnesota. In 1980 he became a conservation officer for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, serving 22 years before retiring in 2002. Currently Tony is residing in Good Thunder, Minnesota. He is single, with three children, and is affiliated with the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod. He is the uncle of former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura's wife, Terry.

Political career

He was elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives during the elections of 2002 as a Republican. He has been re-elected twice and began his third term in the Minnesota House January, 2007. He is currently on the following committees: Environment and Natural Resources; Finance; Game, Fish and Forestry Division; Public Safety and Civil Justice; Public Safety Finance Division. Cornish represents district 24B, which is in South Central Minnesota.

In the 2007 legislative sesion, Cornish provided cake on his birthday for the House. []

Electoral history

2006 Minnesota State Representative District 24B

"Voter Turnout 71.72%"

Tony Cornish (R), 9108 votes, 54.34%

Jim Peterson (DFL), 7636 votes, 45.56%

Write-In, 16 votes, 0.10%

2004 Minnesota State Representative District 24B

"Voter Turnout 93.93%"

Tony Cornish (R), 12416 votes, 60.27%

Terry Clodfelter (DFL), 8172 votes, 39.67%

Write-In, 13 votes, 0.06%

2002 Minnesota State Representative District 24B

"Voter Turnout 82.15%"

Tony Cornish (R), 8959 votes, 51.60%

Sandy Lorenz (DFL), 8388 votes, 48.31%

Write-In, 16 votes, 0.09%


# Sertich, Rep. Tony. "We all bring something to the table". Twin Cities Public Television. []
# Fischenich, Mark. "Talking straight in 24B". Mankato Free Press. []

External links

* Tony Cornish at Minnesota Legislators Past & Present []

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