Tony Sertich has served as commissioner of Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board (IRRRB), since his appointment by Governor Mark Dayton in 2011. Prior to that, he served in the Minnesota House of Representatives for over a decade. At age 30, he became the youngest House Majority Leader in Minnesota history.
As a fourth generation Iron Ranger, Sertich has a keen understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing northeastern Minnesota and works tirelessly as a respected advocate for the region he proudly calls home.
A graduate of Hamline University, Sertich received a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in political science and theater arts. He lives in his hometown of Chisholm with his wife, Tallie. Sertich loves all that rural northeastern Minnesota has to offer from hunting and fishing to camping and snowmobiling. He appreciates that there are no traffic jams on the Range and that you can see many stars on a clear night. Sertich is an avid reader, who also enjoys attending arts events and watching movies.
Sertich is the business manager of a family business on the Iron Range. He also is a co-instructor at the University of Minnesota Duluth’s Master of Advocacy & Political Leadership program and serves on the Duluth Seaway Port Authority.