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Jim Nash (politician)

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Preceded by
Ernie Leidiger


Preceded by
Roger Lehrke

Jim Nash

Succeeded by
Jim Sanborn


Kim Nash

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September 23, 1967 (age 56) Bayshore, Long Island, NY (

Political party
Republican Party of Minnesota

University of Nebraska Omaha

Republican Party of Minnesota

Waconia, Minnesota, United States

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James A. Nash (born September 23, 1967) is a Minnesota politician and member of the Minnesota House of Representatives. A member of the Republican Party of Minnesota, he represents District 47A, which includes central and western Carver County in the southern part of the state. He is part-owner of DCIG, LLC, an independent storage analyst and consulting firm.


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Early life, education, and career

James Alexander Nash was born September 23, 1967 in Bayshore, NY. When he was a child, his family moved around the United States often, traveling to Minnesota in 1968, Colorado in 1975, Texas in 1984, Arkansas in 1986 (where he met his wife Kim). Jim and Kim Nash lived in Nebraska from 1992 until they finally settled in Minnesota in 2002.

Nash graduated from the University of Nebraska Omaha with a B.A. in Geographic Information Systems and Political Geography.

Jim works as Chief Sales Officer for DCIG, and is part-owner of the company. Prior to joining DCIG, Nash led sales divisions for several companies in the transaction processing industry, and consulting engineering space.

Nash was elected to the Waconia City Council in 2008, and served two terms as Mayor of Waconia (2011-2014).

Nash was appointed to the Crown College Board of Trustees (4 year term) in the fall of 2016.

Minnesota House of Representatives

Nash was first elected to the House in 2014.

After Ernie Leidiger announced his retirement in February 2014, two candidates emerged for the now-open seat in 47A: Jim Nash and Bob Frey. Neither candidate was able to secure 60% of the delegate's support at the Carver County Republican Endorsing Convention, and both proceeded to run for the GOP endorsement in the 2014 Minnesota Primary, held on August 12, 2014.

During the campaign leading to the Primary, Bob Frey made AIDS and the 'Gay Agenda' main issues in his campaign, and revealed controversial views on evolution ("Dinosaurs have always lived with man").

Nash easily defeated Frey 60%-40% in the Primary election, and defeated Matt Gieseke (DFL) in the November 4, 2014 general election 67%-32%.

As a Freshman legislator in 2015, serving in the newly elected GOP majority in the House, Nash authored bills expanding rights for firearm owners, reforming the Met Council, relaxing regulation on micro-distilleries, and repealing the Interstate Compact for Juveniles. For he efforts in his first year, he was recognized by the League of Minnesota Cities as a Legislator of Distinction for 2015, the Legislator of the Year by BATC (Builders Association of the Twin Cities).

Nash soundly defeated Sean White in the 2016 election 72%-28%. He was elected by his colleagues in the Republican Caucus as one of the Assistant Majority Leaders for the 2017-2018 Legislative term.

Personal life

Jim is active in his church, a year round volunteer for Operation Christmas Child, an avid hunter and fisherman, amateur chef, and enjoys time with his family and friends.


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