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Elected and Appointed Officials In Minnesota

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Minnesota Current Partisan Composition

State Representatives(134)
State Senators(67)
US Representatives(8)
US Senators(2)
Lt. Governor
Att. General
Sec. Of State
State Elected Officials
Tina Smith
Lori Swanson,
Hon. Steve Simon
Minnesota U.S. Senators
US Senators(2)
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

Party affiliation:Democrat
Senator Tina, Smith

Tina, Smith
Year of Birth: 1958

A Senator from Minnesota; Tina Smith, a senator from Minnesota; born in Albuquerque, N.Mex., March 4, 1958; B.A. Stanford University, 1980; M.B.A., Dartmouth College, Tuck School of Business, 1984; marketing consultant and executive; chief of staff to Minneapolis mayor R.T. Rybak; chief of staff to Minnesota governor Mark Dayton; lieutenant governor of Minnesota 2015-2018; appointed as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Al Franken, for the term ending January 3, 2021, and took the oath of office January 3, 2018.

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

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 LEWIS, Jason Mark

Representative LEWIS, Jason Mark
Year of Birth: 1955

LEWIS, Jason Mark, a Representative from Minnesota; born in Waterloo, Black Hawk County, Iowa, September 23, 1955; graduated from Central High School, Waterloo, Iowa, 1973; B.A., University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, 1979; M.A., University of Colorado, Denver, Denver, Colo., 1992; radio broadcaster; television host; columnist; unsuccessful candidate for election to the One Hundred Second Congress 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 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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