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LSOHC Member - Mark Holsten

Mark Holsten

Appointed by the Senate

Public member Mark Holsten was originally appointed to the Outdoor Heritage Council by the Senate in 2019, and was reappointed by the Senate in 2021. His current four year term ends January 2025.

Mark served as the Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) from 2003-2007 before being appointed as Commissioner of the DNR by Governor Pawlenty from 2007 to 2011. Prior to that Mark was elected six times to the Minnesota House of Representatives. While in the Legislature, he served as the Chair of the House Environment and Natural Resource Finance Committee for four years and was the original House author of the 3/16ths for Conservation Heritage Enhancement Fund Amendment. Mark lives in Stillwater with his wife Lisa of 31 years where they raised their two children Cody and Hannah.

Stillwater, MN
(651) 308-6109
(Communications will be forwarded to Mr. Holsten.)