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Charlie O'Connell (Republican)

Charlie and his wife Jackie (Guyer) have been married for the past ten years and have been living in Rochester since 2001. They have three children: Linda, Johnathan (J.J) and Julia.

Charlie has been in the Army National Guard for the past twenty one years and is currently a major in the Minnesota Army National Guard, 34th Infantry Division, serving as the Operation Research Analyst. Charlie started his military career as an enlisted soldier before graduating from the Wisconsin Military Academy's Officer Candidate School in 1993. Since becoming an officer, Charlie has served as a platoon About Charlie leader, company executive officer, intelligence officer, assistant operations officer, company commander, and senior planner. Charlie deployed to Kosovo in 2004 and has recently returned from a one year tour in Iraq.

Charlie graduated from Upper Iowa University in 1998 with a B.A. in Marketing, and has completed master's work in Organizational Development. Charlie is currently working on a master's degree in Project Management from Florida Institute of Technology.

Charlie's work experience includes marketing, real estate, government contracting and he is a free lance business consultant specializing in the development of standard operating procedures, programs of instruction, contingency plans and company reorganization.

Charlie and Jackie are active members of the Church of the Resurrection in Rochester and enjoy camping, swimming, outdoor activities and traveling with their children. Charlie was also an assistant coach for his daughters basketball team.

Info from Charlie O'Connell's Website.

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