Minnesota Senate confirms Paul Marquart as Commissioner of Revenue

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ST. PAUL, Minn. - In a bipartisan, unanimous vote today, the Minnesota Senate confirmed Paul Marquart as Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Revenue. Commissioner Marquart was appointed by Governor Tim Walz on December 21, 2022 and began serving on January 2, 2023. He is the 16th person to serve as Commissioner of Revenue since the department officially changed its name to the Minnesota Department of Revenue in 1973.

“As a former teacher, mayor, and legislator, Paul Marquart brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Department of Revenue,” said Governor Walz. “I’m grateful to have Paul by our side as we work to lower costs and deliver a tax system that works for all Minnesotans.”

“Paul Marquart’s leadership, expertise, and deep commitment to children and families has already been an asset in our work to make Minnesota the best state in the country for kids to grow up,” said Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan. “I’m excited to work alongside Paul to build a stronger, more equitable economy for all Minnesotans.”

“I am honored to be confirmed today and want to thank the Senate and the Tax Committee led by chairperson Sen. Ann Rest for their support,” said Revenue Commissioner Marquart. “I’m also greatly appreciative to Gov. Walz and Lt. Gov. Flanagan for providing me this opportunity to serve Minnesotans. In just my short time as commissioner, I’ve seen firsthand the dedication and integrity of the employees in this agency, and I look forward to building on the great work they’re doing every day and continuing to work together to fund the future for all of Minnesota.”

About Paul Marquart

Before being appointed as Revenue Commissioner, Paul Marquart served as a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives where he served 18 years on the House Taxes Committee, including four years as the committee's chairperson. He was also chairperson of the House Education Finance Committee (2013-2014) and the Property Tax Division (2007-2010). Marquart served as the Mayor of Dilworth (1990-2000) and as a Dilworth City Councilmember (1988-1989). He taught social studies at Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton High School for 39 years and coached wrestling for 16 years. Marquart earned an A.S. from North Dakota State School of Science, a B.A. and B.S. Ed. from the University of North Dakota, and a M.S. in Educational Administration from Tri-College University.

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Ryan Brown