Susan Allen

Susan Allen DEMDemocrat

State Representative from Minnesota's 61B District

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Susan AllenDEMDemocrat State Representative from Minnesota's 61B District
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Susan Allen (born March 27, 1963) is an American politician and former member of the Minnesota House of Representatives. A member of the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party (DFL), she represented District 62B, a southside district encompassing the Powderhorn and Bryant neighborhoods of Minneapolis. She was the first Native American woman to serve in the Minnesota Legislature and the first openly lesbian Native American to win election to a state legislature. She did not seek re-election in 2018.

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Education6 - 6 of 4
William Mitchell College of Law, Saint Paul
LLM Taxation
2000
University of New Mexico Law School, Albuquerque
JD
1995
Augsburg College, Minneapolis
BA Economics
1992
Minneapolis Community & Technical College
Attended
1986 - 1988
Past Positions1 - 9 of 9
Representative
Minnesota State House of Representatives
2012 - 2019
President
Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) Law Center
2002
Attorney
The Jacobson Law Group, Professional Corporation
2013 - Current
Partner
Fredericks, Peebles & Morgan, Limited Liability Company
2011 - 2013
Partner
Olson, Allen & Rasmussen, Limited Liability Company, Minneapolis
2005 - 2011
Associate Judge
Lower Sioux Community in Minnesota
2001 - 2005
Partner
BlueDog, Olson & Small, Professional Limited Liability Partnership, Minneapolis
2004 - 2005
Associate Attorney
BlueDog, Olson & Small, Professional Limited Liability Partnership
1997 - 2004
Associate Judge
Prairie Island Mdewakanton Dakota Community Children’s Court
2001 - 2002
Other Experience1 - 11 of 11
Board Member
PEJUTA: Indigenous Medication Therapy Management Services, Incorporated
2010 - 2012
Member
First Nations Kitchen
2008 - 2012
President
Indigenous Peoples Task Force
2007 - Current
Board Member
Indian Neighborhood Club on Alcohol and Drugs
2002 - Current
Board Member
Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) Law Center
2000 - Current
Member
Board of Directors, Indigenous Peoples Task Force
2002 - Current
Former Member
Health and Human Services Reform Committee, Minnesota State House of Representatives
Former Member
Health and Human Services Finance Committee, Minnesota State House of Representatives
Former Member
Commerce and Regulatory Reform Committee, Minnesota State House of Representatives
Former Member
Agriculture Policy Committee, Minnesota State House of Representatives
Former Ranking Minority Member
Subcommittee on Aging and Long-Term Care, Minnesota State House of Representatives