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Minnesota U.S. Senators
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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 ,
US House(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 foursucceeding Congresses (January 3, 2007-present).


Congressional District : 2Republican
Representative Representative Kline, John

Representative Kline, John
Year of Birth: 1947

A Representative from Minnesota; born in Allentown, Lehigh County,Pa., September 6, 1947; B.A., Rice University, Houston, Tex., 1969; M.P.A.,Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, Shippensburg, Pa., 1988; United StatesMarine Corps, 1969-1994; leadership consultant; unsuccessful candidate for theOne Hundred Sixth Congress in 1998; unsuccessful candidate for the One HundredSeventh Congress in 2000; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Eighth andto the six succeeding Congresses (January 3, 2003-present); chair, Committee onEducation and the Workforce (One Hundred Twelfth through One Hundred FourteenthCongresses).


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 three 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 seven 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, 1990; lawyer, private practice;member of the Minnesota state house of representatives, 2003-2006; elected as aDemocrat to the One Hundred Tenth and to the four 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, Minnesota state house ofrepresentatives, 2007-2008; unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Minnesota in2004; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Fourteenth Congress (January3, 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 United States House ofRepresentatives in 1988; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Second and tothe twelve succeeding 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, 1962; attendedSt. John’s University, Collegeville, Minn., 1962; B.A., University ofMinnesota, 1966; postgraduate work in public administration and policyformation, University of Maryland, College Park, Md., 1966; postgraduate workin education, St. Cloud State College, St. Cloud, Minn.; pursued a career inbusiness and education; teacher of social studies in Royalton, Minn., schools,1968-1972; member of the Minnesota state house of representatives, 1969-1973;elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-fourth and to the two succeeding Congresses(January 3, 1975-January 3, 1981); was not a candidate for reelection to theNinety-seventh Congress in 1980; president, U.S. Export Corporation, 1981-1986;president, Minnesota World Trade Center, St. Paul, Minn., 1987-1994; businessexecutive and owner; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Thirteenth and tothe succeeding Congress (January 3, 2013-present).


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