Deputy Majority Leader
Meet Senator Dahms
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 and 2016. Dahms serves as a deputy majority leader and 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.
- Chair, Commerce and Consumer Protection Finance and Policy
- Agriculture, Rural Development, and Housing Policy
- Capital Investment
- E-12 Finance and Policy
- Rules and Administration