|Preceded by Tarryl Clark|
Role Minnesota politician
Name John Pederson
|Born March 23, 1968 (age 47)
Wright County, Minnesota (1968-03-23) |
Political party Republican Party of Minnesota
Alma mater Northwestern College Cardinal Stritch University
Occupation business owner, legislator
Party Republican Party of Minnesota
Residence St. Cloud, Minnesota, United States
Education Cardinal Stritch University, University of Northwestern – St. Paul
John C. Pederson (born March 23, 1968) is a Minnesota politician and former member of the Minnesota Senate. A member of the Republican Party of Minnesota, he represented District 14, which included portions of Benton, Sherburne and Stearns counties in the central part of the state.
Early life, education, and career
Born and raised on a farm in rural Wright County, Pederson graduated from Northwestern College in Roseville, receiving his B.S. in Business Administration and Biblical Studies. He went on to Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, earning his M.B.A. Active in community government, he served on St. Cloud's city council (2007–2010), zoning board of appeals, and planning commission, and was a commissioner on the St. Cloud Housing and Redevelopment Authority. He was also a volunteer wood shop supervisor at the Whitney Senior Center.
He is vice president and part owner of Amcon Block and Precast Inc. in St. Cloud. He is a former part-time instructor in Human Relations for the Dale Carnegie Institute, a former part-time instructor in Customized Training at St. Cloud Technical College, and a former adjunct instructor in the Business Department at Rasmussen College, based in Minnesota.
Pederson was first elected in 2010 and was re-elected in 2012. He did not seek re-election in 2016.