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Solon was a member of the ...
Solon was a member of the Senate's Capital Investment Committee, the Commerce and Consumer Protection Committee, the Energy, Utilities, Technology and Communications Committee (which she chairs), and the Health, Housing and Family Security Committee.
She also served on the Finance Subcommittee for the Health and Human Services Budget Division.
Prior to that, ...
Prior to that, she served on the Duluth City Council.
She is chairwoman of the Senate Energy, Utilities, Technology and Communications Committee.
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Longtime state Sen.Sam Solon
, a son of Greek immigrants who worked for three decades to bring state projects and money to his
home town of Duluth, died Friday of liver cancer.He
was 70. Solon was the second-most senior member of the Senate and known for his soft-spoken style. He had been a junior high school social studies teacher before he was elected to the House in 1970.He
was elected to the Senate
two years later and held the post until his
apologized to the Senate
in 1996 after he
pleaded guilty to telecommunications fraud for letting his
ex-wife make $2,430 in taxpayer-paid phone calls on his
Senate line.That admission followed an incident three years earlier when Solon
let a lobbyist make $3,000 in such calls.
The troubles led to a rare Senate
reprimand, but Solon
was still re-elected.
Published Sunday, December 30, 2001 on page A3
Copyright ©1998-2001 The Ponca City News
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SolonTuesday, 01/01/02Duluth-AP) -- A funeral service will be held Saturday in Duluth for state Senator Sam Solon.
The 70-year-old DFL lawmaker died last week of liver cancer.
The funeral will be at 11:30 Saturday morning in the auditorium of the Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center
.A reception will follow.
A prayer and memorial service will be held at 6:30 Friday evening, also in the Convention Center auditorium.
will be buried at Forest Hill Cemetery in Duluth in a private service. Solon served in the Minnesota Legislature for 30 years and was the second-most-senior member of the Senate.
(Copyright 2002 by The Associated Press
.All Rights Reserved.)
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Mesabi Daily News - Virginia, Minnesota
Sam Solon, DFL-Duluth, who was also a board member. "What's good for the Range is good for Duluth," said Solon, a former Duluth city councilor and three-year Duluth Economic Development chairwoman.
"I know the Range has been hit very hard during these economic times.Anything I can do with improving the climate up there or providing incentives to develop jobs on the Range is going to make for a healthier economy that is going to transfer down to Duluth