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List of Elected and Appointed Officials

Minnesota Current Partisan Composition

State Representatives(134)
(57)(76)(1)
State Senators(67)
(33)(34)
US Representatives(8)
(5)(3)
US Senators(2)
(2)
Governor
Lt. Governor
Att. General
Sec. Of State
State Elected Officials
Tina Smith
Lori Swanson,
Hon. Steve Simon
Minnesota U.S. Senators
US Senators(2)
(2)
Party affiliation:Democrat
Senator Al,Franken

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.

Website: http://www.franken.senate.gov
Phone: Washington DC Office:(202) 224-5641

Party affiliation:Democrat
Senator Amy,Klobuchar

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.

Website: http://www.klobuchar.senate.gov/
Phone: Washington, DC:(202) 224-3244


Minnesota U.S. House Representatives
Congressional Districts : 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8 ,
US House(8)
(5)(3)
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).

Website: https://www.congress.gov/member/timothy-walz/W000799
Phone:

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).

Website: https://www.congress.gov/member/john-kline/K000363
Phone:

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).

Website: https://www.congress.gov/member/erik-paulsen/P000594
Phone:

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).

Website: https://www.congress.gov/member/betty-mccollum/M001143
Phone:

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).

Website: https://www.congress.gov/member/keith-ellison/E000288
Phone:

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).

Website: https://www.congress.gov/member/tom-emmer/E000294
Phone:

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).

Website: https://www.congress.gov/member/collin-peterson/P000258
Phone:

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).

Website: https://www.congress.gov/member/richard-nolan/N000127
Phone:

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