Leo Foley, American politician, Died at 87


Leo T. Foley was born on October 25, 1928, and died on February 5, 2016.
He was an American politician.
He was a member of the Minnesota Senate representing District 47, which includes portions of Anoka and Hennepin counties in the northern Twin Cities metropolitan area.
As a Democrat, Leo was first elected to the Senate in 1996 and was re-elected in 2000, 2002 and 2006.
Before 2002, legislative redistricting the area was known as District 49.
Leo Foley was replaced by Republican Benjamin Kruse in the 2010 general election.
Leo Foley was a member of the Senate’s Capital Investment Committee, the Finance Committee, and the Judiciary Committee.
Foley also served on the Finance subcommittees for the Judiciary Budget Division (which he chaired), and for the Public Safety Budget Division.
Leo Foley greatest legislative concerns included education, health care, crime prevention, the environment, transportation, and social services.
Leo Foley passed away at 87 yrs old.