Senator Tony Lourey
Tony Lourey was elected to the Minnesota Senate in 2006. He grew up in a politically-active family and has been involved in public policy most of his career. Prior to election to the Senate, Lourey served as a Kerrick Township supervisor for nine years.
Lourey is a 1985 graduate of Askov High School in Askov, Minnesota. He received a B.A. in philosophy from the University of Minnesota and his J.D. from then-William Mitchell College of Law, where he focused on labor law and public policy. Lourey has worked as a public policy consultant, assisting county and state governments nationwide in finding ways to finance their health and human services programs. Upon election to the Minnesota Senate, Lourey decided to discontinue his consulting business. In addition to his senatorial duties, Lourey operates a small beef farm and teaches a course at the University of Minnesota’s school of public health.
Lourey has been happily married to his wife, Marlana, for 25 years and have three children: Chelsea, Stuart and Colton. They reside in Kerrick just around the corner from where he was raised. In his spare time, Lourey enjoys hunting, distance running, motorcycling, and building cars.