Gary (Gary) H. Dahms (R-SS15)
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Capitol: 651.296.8138
FAX: 651.296.6511
District: 763.482.1393
Room 2219 MN Senate Office Building 95 University Avenue West
St. Paul, MN 55155

District Office:
PO Box 158
Redwood Falls, MN 56283
Elected: 2010    Next Election: 2026
Spouse: Barb   DOB: 1/14/1947
Committee Assignments
MemberJoint Legislative Coordinating Commission
RM MemberSenate Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection
MemberJoint Legislative Budget Office Oversight Commission
MemberSenate Committee on Finance
MemberSenate Committee on Agriculture, Broadband, and Rural Development
MemberJoint Legislative Commission on Planning and Fiscal Policy
Counties Representing
Benton / Kanabec / Mille Lacs / Morrison / Sherburne / Wright


Senator Gary Dahms was first elected to the Minnesota Senate in 2010, representing Brown, Lac qui Parle, Lyon, Redwood, Renville, and Yellow Medicine counties. He was re-elected in 2012, 2016, and 2020. Dahms serves as chair of the Senate Commerce and Consumer Protection Committee.

Dahms was born and raised in Clements, Minnesota, and graduated from Redwood Falls High School. He received a bachelor's degree in agricultural business administration from the University of Minnesota and is a graduate of the Blandin Community Leadership Program.

For 25 years, Dahms owned and operated Dahms Insurance Agency in Redwood Falls. A lifelong member of the Redwood Falls community, Dahms has served as a Redwood County commissioner, president of the Redwood Area Educational Foundation, and as a board member for the FFA Alumni Association.

Dahms and his wife of 41 years, Barb, make their home in Redwood Falls. They have two grown children and two grandchildren.