Shannon Savick

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Shannon Savick
Member of the Minnesota House of Representatives
from the 27A district
In office
January 8, 2013 – January 5, 2015
Preceded byredrawn district
Succeeded byPeggy Bennett
Personal details
Born (1940-04-12) April 12, 1940 (age 84)
Bricelyn, Minnesota
Political partyMinnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party
SpouseDelmar Phipps
Residence(s)Wells, Minnesota, U.S.
Alma materMinnesota State University, Mankato (B.S.)
Clark University (M.B.A.)

Shannon Savick (born April 12, 1940) is a Minnesota politician and former member of the Minnesota House of Representatives. A member of the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party (DFL), she represented District 27A in southern Minnesota.

Early life, education, and career[edit]

Savick grew up in Bricelyn, Minnesota.[1] She attended Minnesota State University, Mankato, graduating with a B.S. in math and physics. She later attended Clark University, graduating with a M.B.A.[2]

She served on the Wells city council and later as mayor.[1]

Minnesota House of Representatives[edit]


Savick announced her intention to run for the Minnesota House of Representatives in August 2011 and challenge incumbent Rep. Tony Cornish, but redistricting following the 2012 Census put her in the district represented by Republican Rich Murray.[3] During the campaign Savick prioritized the reinstatement of the market-value homestead tax credit, a greater emphasis in technical skills in public education and protection of the fire safety account.[4] Savick won, defeating incumbent Rich Murray by 653 votes.[5] In 2014, Savick was defeated for re-election by Republican Peggy Bennett by 2,016 votes.

2014 Minnesota State Representative- House 27A[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic (DFL) Shannon Savick (Incumbent) 6139 39.93 -7.77
Republican Peggy Bennett 8155 53.04
Independence Thomas Price 1066 6.93
2012 Minnesota State Representative- House 27A.[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic (DFL) Shannon Savick 9743 47.70
Republican Rich Murray (Incumbent) 9090 44.50
Independence William J. Wagner 1574 7.71


Savick was sworn in on January 8, 2013.[8] In her first legislative session she focused heavily on volunteer firefighters, securing passage of a bill that reduced the burden from audits on volunteer fire departments and authored a failed bill that would have provided a $500 tax credit for first responders.[9] Savick was also recognized by the League of Greater Minnesota Cities for her work on economic development policy and was awarded their legislative distinction award.[10]

Committee assignments[edit]

For the 2013-14 legislative session, Savick was assigned to the Public Safety Finance and Policy, the Jobs and Economic Development Finance, and the Labor, Workplace and Regulated Industries Committees.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Savick is married to her husband, Delmar Phipps. They reside in Wells, Minnesota. She was an advocate for children in foster care, and adopted son Francis (Fran) Martin in 1985 after being his foster parent for three years.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b c "About Shannon". Committee to Elect Shannon Savick. Retrieved April 3, 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Savick, Shannon". Legislators Past & Present. Minnesota Legislative Reference Library. Retrieved April 3, 2013.
  3. ^ "Former Wells Mayor Shannon Savick seeks to challenge Representative Tony Cornish". Bluestem Prairie.
  4. ^ "Shannon Savick Profile".
  5. ^ "Home - Election Results".
  6. ^ "Results for State Representative District 27A". Minnesota Secretary of State. Retrieved November 11, 2014.
  7. ^ "Results for State Representative District 27A". Minnesota Secretary of State. Retrieved November 13, 2014.
  8. ^ a b "SAVICK APPOINTED TO PUBLIC SAFETY FINANCE AND POLICY". Minnesota House of Representatives. Archived from the original on December 3, 2013. Retrieved November 25, 2013.
  9. ^ Rions, Stacie (3 October 2013). "Rep. Shannon Savick honors fallen firefighters at memorial service". Blooming Prairie Leader. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  10. ^ Kolb, Scott (14 August 2013). "Savick receives CGMC's legislative distinction award". Blooming Prairie Times. Archived from the original on 2 December 2013. Retrieved 26 November 2013.

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