Erik Severson was born and raised in rural northern Minnesota. After graduating high school, Erik received his undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota at Duluth. He then went on to the Mayo Medical School in Rochester, Minnesota and completed his residency in family practice and the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities.
n 2005 Erik moved to Osceola and joined the staff at Osceola Medical Center as an Emergency Room doctor, helping to provide emergency and urgent care for the community. Erik, his wife Katie, and their 5 year old twins Leif and Aili, live just east of Osceola in rural Star Prairie and are members of Hope Evangelical Free Church in Osceola.
Erik first ran for elected office in 2010, in order to help make a difference in our state. During his first term, Erik served as Vice-Chair of the Assembly Committee on Health, as well as serving on the Natural Resources Committee and Energy and Utilities Committee. Despite being a new member of the Legislature, he was able to see seven different pieces of legislation enacted into law, including Legislation to eliminated unfunded mandates placed on local municipalities in Northwestern Wisconsin.
In his second term, Erik was appointed as Chair of the Assembly Committee on Health. In addition, he was tasked with serving on five other committees; Energy and Utilities, Education, Workforce Development, Criminal Justice, and the Joint Committee on Retirement Systems. Along with smaller government and lower taxes, Erik remains committed to getting government out of the way so that the private sector can do what it does best, create jobs!