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Paul Marquart, Commissioner


Paul Marquart is the commissioner at the Minnesota Department of Revenue where he oversees the day-to-day operations for an agency with more than 1,400 employees that manages over 30 different taxes and collects over $26 billion annually.

Before his appointment to commissioner, Marquart was 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 previously 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. He 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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