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Minnesota Elected Officials

Minnesota Current Partisan Composition
State Representatives(134)
State Senators(67)
US Representatives(8)
US Senators(2)
State Executives
Lt. Governor
Att. General
Sec. Of State
State Executives
Governor Mark  Dayton
Tina Smith
Lori Swanson,
Hon. Steve Simon
Minnesota U.S. Senators
Party affiliation:Democrat
Senator Al,Franken

Year of Birth: 1951

A Senator from Minnesota; born in Manhattan, N.Y., May 21, 1951;A.B., Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., 1973; screenwriter; comedian;author; radio talk show host; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senatein 2008 for the term beginning January 3, 2009, but the election was contested;following a June 30, 2009, decision in his favor by the Minnesota state supremecourt, he took the oath of office and began service on July 7, 2009; reelectedin 2014 for the term ending January 3, 2021.

Phone: Washington DC Office:(202) 224-5641

Party affiliation:Democrat
Senator Amy,Klobuchar

Year of Birth: 1960

A Senator from Minnesota; born in Plymouth, Minn., May 25, 1960;attended the public schools in Plymouth; graduated magna cum laude YaleUniversity 1982; J.D., University of Chicago 1985; practiced law in Minnesota,becoming partner at the law firms of Dorsey & Whitney and Gray Plant Mooty;Hennepin County attorney 1999-2006; elected as a Democrat to the United StatesSenate in 2006 for the term commencing January 3, 2007; reelected in 2012 forthe term ending January 3, 2019.

Phone: Washington, DC:(202) 224-3244

Minnesota U.S. House Representatives
Congressional Districts : 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8 ,
Congressional District : 1Democratic
Representative Representative Walz, Timothy J.

Representative Walz, Timothy J.
Year of Birth: 1964

A Representative from Minnesota; born in West Point, Cuming County,Nebr., April 6, 1964; graduated from Butte High School, Butte, Nebr.; B.S.,Chadron State College, Chadron, Nebr., 1989; M.S., Minnesota State University,2001; attended Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, Winona, Minn.;Nebraska National Guard, 1981-1996; Minnesota National Guard, 1996-2005;teacher; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Tenth and to the fivesucceeding Congresses (January 3, 2007-present).


Congressional District : 2Republican
Representative Representative Lewis, Jason

Representative Lewis, Jason
Year of Birth: 1955

A Representative from Minnesota; born in Waterloo, Black HawkCounty, Iowa, September 23, 1955; graduated from Central High School, Waterloo,Iowa, 1973; B.A., University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, 1979; M.A., Universityof Colorado, Denver, Denver, Colo., 1992; radio broadcaster; television host;columnist; unsuccessful candidate for election to the One Hundred SecondCongress in 1990; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Fifteenth Congress(January 3, 2017-present).


Congressional District : 3Republican
Representative Representative Paulsen, Erik

Representative Paulsen, Erik
Year of Birth: 1965

A Representative from Minnesota; born in Bakersfield, Kern County,Calif., May 14, 1965; graduated from Chaska High School, Chaska, Minn., 1983;B.A., St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minn., 1987; businessman; staff, UnitedStates Senator Rudy Boschwitz of Minnesota; member of the Minnesota state houseof representatives, 1995-2008, majority leader, 2003-2007; elected as aRepublican to the One Hundred Eleventh and to the four succeeding Congresses(January 3, 2009-present).


Congressional District : 4Democratic
Representative Representative McCollum, Betty

Representative McCollum, Betty
Year of Birth: 1954

A Representative from Minnesota; born in Minneapolis, HennepinCounty, Minn., July 12, 1954; graduated from South St. Paul High School, St.Paul, Minn., 1972; graduated from University of St. Catherine, St. Paul, Minn.;member of the Minnesota state house of representatives, 1992-2001; elected as aDemocrat to the One Hundred Seventh and to the eight succeeding Congresses(January 3, 2001-present).


Congressional District : 5Democratic
Representative Representative Ellison, Keith

Representative Ellison, Keith
Year of Birth: 1963

A Representative from Minnesota; born in Detroit, Wayne County,Mich., August 4, 1963; graduated from University of Detroit Jesuit High Schooland Academy, Detroit, Mich., 1981; B.A., Wayne State University, Detroit,Mich., 1986; J.D., University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minn.,1990; lawyer, private practice; member of the Minnesota state house ofrepresentatives, 2003-2006; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Tenth andto the five succeeding Congresses (January 3, 2007-present).


Congressional District : 6Republican
Representative Representative Emmer, Tom

Representative Emmer, Tom
Year of Birth: 1961

A Representative from Minnesota; born in South Bend, St. JosephCounty, Ind., March 3, 1961; graduated from St. Thomas Academy, MendotaHeights, Minn.; B.A., University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Alaska, 1984; J.D.,Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minn., 1988; radio host; lawyer, privatepractice; member of the Independence, Minn., city council, 1995-2002; member ofthe Delano, Minn., city council, 2003-2004; member of the Minnesota state houseof representatives, 2004-2010, deputy minority leader, 2007-2008; unsuccessfulcandidate for Governor of Minnesota in 2004; elected as a Republican to the OneHundred Fourteenth and to the succeeding Congress (January 3,2015-present).


Congressional District : 7Democratic
Representative Representative Peterson, Collin C.

Representative Peterson, Collin C.
Year of Birth: 1944

A Representative from Minnesota; born in Fargo, Cass County, N.D.,June 29, 1944; B.A., Moorhead State University, Moorhead, Minn., 1966; UnitedStates Army National Guard, 1963-1969; certified public accountant; member ofthe Minnesota state senate, 1977-1986; unsuccessful candidate for election tothe Ninety-ninth Congress in 1984 and to the One Hundredth Congress in 1986;unsuccessful candidate for nomination to the One Hundred First Congress in1988; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Second and to the thirteensucceeding Congresses (January 3, 1991-present); chair, Committee onAgriculture (One Hundred Tenth and One Hundred EleventhCongresses).


Congressional District : 8Democratic
Representative Representative Nolan, Richard M.

Representative Nolan, Richard M.
Year of Birth: 1943

A Representative from Minnesota; born in Brainerd, Crow Wing County,Minn., December 17, 1943; graduated from Brainerd High School, Brainerd,Minn.,, 1962; attended St. John’s University, Collegeville, Minn., 1962; B.A.,University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn., 1966; postgraduate work in publicadministration and policy formation, University of Maryland, College Park, Md.,1966; postgraduate work in education, St. Cloud State College, St. Cloud,Minn.; pursued a career in business and education; teacher of social studies inRoyalton, Minn., schools, 1968-1972; member of the Minnesota state house ofrepresentatives, 1969-1973; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-fourth and tothe two succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1975-January 3, 1981); was not acandidate for reelection to the Ninety-seventh Congress in 1980; president,United States Export Corporation, 1981-1986; president, Minnesota World TradeCenter, St. Paul, Minn., 1987-1994; business executive and owner; elected as aDemocrat to the One Hundred Thirteenth and to the two succeeding Congresses(January 3, 2013-present).


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204C.05 STATE ELECTIONS; HOURS FOR VOTING. Subdivision 1: Opening and closing times. Except as otherwise provided in this section, at the state primary and the state general election the hours for voting in every precinct in the state shall begin at 7:00 a.m. and shall extend continuously until 8:00 p.m.
Subd. 1a.Elections; organized town. The governing body of a town with less than 500 inhabitants according to the most recent federal decennial census, which is located outside the metropolitan area as defined in section 200.02, subdivision 24, may fix a later time for voting to begin at state primary, special, or general elections, if approved by a vote of the town electors at the annual town meeting.

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