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Amy KlobucharDEMDemocrat United States Senator
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Amy Jean Klobuchar (KLOH-bə-shar; born May 25, 1960) is an American politician and lawyer serving as the senior United States senator from Minnesota, a seat she has held since 2007. A member of the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party (DFL), Minnesota's affiliate of the Democratic Party, she previously served as the county attorney of Hennepin County, Minnesota. Born in Plymouth, Minnesota, Klobuchar graduated from Yale University and the University of Chicago Law School. She was a partner at two Minneapolis law firms before being elected county attorney of Hennepin County in 1998, making her responsible for all criminal prosecution in Minnesota's most populous county. Klobuchar was first elected to the Senate in 2006, succeeding Mark Dayton to become Minnesota's first elected female United States senator. She was reelected by a landslide in 2012, winning 86 of the state's 87 counties. Klobuchar was reelected again in 2018. In 2009 and 2010, she was described as a "rising star" in the Democratic Party.Klobuchar's political positions align with modern liberalism. She has focused on healthcare reform, consumer protection, agriculture, and climate change. She is known for her folksy, Midwestern demeanor and ability to win in rural Minnesota.On February 10, 2019, Klobuchar announced her candidacy for the Democratic nomination for president of the United States in the 2020 election; on March 2, 2020, she suspended her campaign and endorsed Joe Biden.

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Education6 - 6 of 4
University of Chicago Law School
Juris Doctor
Yale University
Bachelor of Arts
Jonathan Edwards College
Wayzata High School
Past Positions1 - 7 of 7
Chair of Steering Committee
Democratic Leadership, United States Senate
2015 - Current
United States Senate, Minnesota
2006 - Current
County Attorney
Hennepin County
1999 - 2006
Gray, Plant, and Mooty
1993 - 1998
Dorsey & Whitney
1985 - 1993
Former Chief Prosecutor
Hennepin County
Former Legal Advisor
Walter Mondale
Other Experience1 - 16 of 16
President's Export Council
Former Associate Editor
University of Chicago Law Review
Former President
Minnesota County Attorneys Association
Former Co-Chair
Medical Device Caucus, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety and Security, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance, and Data Security, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation and the Internet, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Security, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Manufacturing, Trade, and Consumer Protection, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Transportation and Safety, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Nutrition, Agricultural Research, and Specialty Crops, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Conservation, Forestry, and Natural Resources, United States Senate
Former Member
Joint Committee on the Library, United States Congress
Former Member
Subcommittee on Livestock, Marketing, and Agriculture Security, United States Senate
Former Member
Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation