Paul Utke

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Paul Utke
Minnesota State Senator Paul Utke.png
Member of the Minnesota Senate
from the 2nd district
Assumed office
January 3, 2017
Preceded byRod Skoe
Personal details
Born (1956-12-03) December 3, 1956 (age 62)
Political partyRepublican Party of Minnesota
ResidencePark Rapids, Minnesota
Occupationinsurance broker

Paul Utke (born December 3, 1956) is an American politician and member of the Minnesota Senate. A member of the Republican Party of Minnesota, he represents District 2 in northwestern Minnesota.

Early life and career[edit]

Utke was born on December 3, 1956,[1] and raised in North Dakota. He is an insurance broker and was a member of the Park Rapids City Council since 2009. He was also chair of the Hubbard County Republicans and has served on boards of several local organizations. He previously owned a hardware store in Park Rapids for 16 years.[2]

Minnesota Senate[edit]

Utke was first elected to the Minnesota Senate in 2016.

Personal life[edit]

Utke and his wife, Nancy, have two children and reside in Park Rapids.[2]


  1. ^ "Utke, Paul". Legislators Past & Present. Minnesota Legislative Reference Library. Retrieved December 11, 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Utke to run for State Senate Dist. 2". Park Rapids Enterprise. Forum Communications. March 9, 2016. Retrieved December 11, 2016.

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