Tony Sertich, a fourth generation Iron Ranger, was appointed commissioner of the IRRRB in January 2011 by Governor Mark Dayton. Previous to his appointment, Sertich served in the Minnesota House of Representatives for over a decade. In 2006, Sertich was elected House Majority Leader. At age 30, he was the youngest majority leader in Minnesota history. Sertich also is the business manager of a family business on the Iron Range.
A graduate of Hamline University, Sertich received a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in political science and theater arts. He lives in his hometown of Chisholm with his wife, Tallie. Sertich loves all that rural northern Minnesota has to offer from hunting and fishing to camping and snowmobiling. He appreciates that there are no traffic jams on the Range and you can see many stars on a clear night. Sertich is an avid reader, who also enjoys attending arts events and watching movies.
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