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Len Biernat
Member of the Minnesota House of Representatives
In office
January 7, 2003 – January 3, 2005
Personal details
Born November 24, 1946(1946-11-24) (age 75)
Hennepin County, Minnesota
Political party Democratic Farmer Labor Party
Spouse(s) Christine Jax (divorced 2006)
Children 4
Residence Minneapolis, Minnesota
Alma mater Minnesota State University, Mankato
University of St. Thomas (Minnesota)
New York University School of Law
Hamline University School of Law
Occupation Professor, 1st Lieutenant, legislator, veteran

Lenard Francis Biernat (born November 24, 1946) is a Minnesota politician and former member of the Minnesota House of Representatives. A member of the Democratic Farmer Labor Party, he represented District 59A, which includes a portion of Hennepin in the northwestern Twin Cities metropolitan area.


Biernat served in the United States Army. He served on the Minneapolis School Board. Biernat served four terms in the House of Representatives: 80th, 81st, 82nd, and 83rd.[1]

83rd Legislative Session (2003 - 2004)[]


  • Civil Law
  • Education Finance
  • Education Policy

82nd Legislative Session (2001 - 2002)[]


  • Education Policy
  • Governmental Operations and Veternas Affairs Policy
  • K-12 Education Finance

81st Legislative Session (1999 - 2000)[]


  • Education Policy
  • K-12 Education Finance
  • Transportation Policy

80th Legislative Session (1997 - 1998)[]


  • Education
  • Education Subcommittee:Facilities
  • Education Subcommittee: K-12 Education Finance Division
  • Judiciary
  • Judiciary Subcommittee: Civil and Family Law Division
  • Judiciary Subcommittee: Data Practices

He is Emeritus Professor of Law at Mitchell Hamline School of Law

Personal life[]

Biernat's father Thaddeus Lewis Biernat served in the Minnesota Legislature a decade prior to Biernat's first term. He has one daughter with his first wife, and three step daughters with his second wife, Christine Jax.


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