|Commissioner of Human Services|
January 7, 2019 – July 15, 2019
|Preceded by||Emily Johnson Piper|
|Member of the Minnesota Senate|
from the 11th district
January 3, 2007 – January 3, 2019
|Preceded by||Becky Lourey|
|Succeeded by||Jason Rarick|
|Born||August 15, 1967|
Pine County, Minnesota
|Alma mater||University of Minnesota|
Hamline University School of Law
William Mitchell College of Law
Tony Lourey (born August 15, 1967) is an American politician and the former commissioner of human services of the U.S. state of Minnesota. He is a former Democratic–Farmer–Labor (DFL) member of the Minnesota Senate representing District 11.
Early life, education, and career
Lourey was born in Pine County, Minnesota. He attended the University of Minnesota, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts, attended Hamline University School of Law, and attended William Mitchell College of Law, graduating with a Juris Doctor in 2011. Prior to his election to the Senate, he was a township supervisor of Kerrick Township, Minnesota for eight years.
Lourey was first elected to the Minnesota Senate in 2006 to represent District 8, succeeding his mother, Becky Lourey. He was re-elected in 2010. After redistricting, he was elected to represent District 11—which included Carlton and Pine counties and parts of Kanabec and St. Louis counties in the northeast—in 2012 and re-elected in 2016. He resigned on January 3, 2019, after he was selected to be commissioner of human services by Governor Tim Walz.
- "Lourey, Tony". Minnesota Legislative Reference Library. Retrieved January 3, 2019.
- Coolican, J. Patrick (January 3, 2019). "Gov.-elect Tim Walz names seven new commissioners, including state Sen. Tony Lourey". Star Tribune. Retrieved January 3, 2019.