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Michelle FischbachREPRepublican United States Representative, MN-7
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Michelle Louise Helene Fischbach (FISH-bahk; née St. Martin; born November 3, 1965) is an American attorney and politician who is the U.S. representative from Minnesota's 7th congressional district. The district, which is very rural, is Minnesota's largest congressional district and includes most of the western area of the state. A Republican, Fischbach served as the 49th lieutenant governor of Minnesota under Governor Mark Dayton. Fischbach was a member of the Minnesota Senate from 1996 to 2018. During her tenure, she was the President of the Minnesota Senate from 2011 to 2013 and from 2017 to 2018. When Dayton appointed Tina Smith to the U.S. Senate after Al Franken’s resignation, Fischbach became the lieutenant governor of Minnesota under the Minnesota Constitution. She served as lieutenant governor from 2018 to 2019.While serving as the incumbent lieutenant governor of Minnesota, Fischbach was former Governor Tim Pawlenty's nominee for lieutenant governor in the Minnesota Republican Party primary during the 2018 Minnesota gubernatorial election. Pawlenty and Fischbach lost in a contentious primary election.In the 2020 U.S. House elections, Fischbach defeated 30-year DFLer incumbent Collin Peterson.As of June 2023, Fischbach is the most recent Republican to hold statewide office in Minnesota.

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Education5 - 5 of 3
William Mitchell College of Law
JD
2007 - 2010
Saint Cloud State University
BA Political Science/Government
1986 - 1989
College of Saint Benedict
Attended
Past Positions1 - 7 of 7
Representative
United States House of Representatives, Minnesota
2021 - Current
Lieutenant Governor
State of Minnesota
2018 - 2019
Senator
Minnesota State Senate
1996 - 2018
Council Member
City of Paynesville
1995 - 1996
Senator
Minnesota State Senate
1996
Former Assistant Minority Leader
Minnesota State Senate
Former Deputy Minority Leader
Minnesota State Senate
Other Experience1 - 23 of 23
Board Member
Saint Cloud Hospital Board
2019 - Current
Member
Ethics Committee, United States House of Representatives
2023 - Current
Member
Budget Committee, United States House of Representatives
2023 - Current
Former Member
Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research, Minnesota State House of Representatives
2021 - 2023
Member
Subcommittee on Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, Minnesota State House of Representatives
2021 - Current
Member
Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet, Minnesota State House of Representatives
2021 - Current
Member
Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law, Minnesota State House of Representatives
2021 - Current
Ranking Member
Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit, Minnesota State House of Representatives
2021 - Current
Ranking Member
Subcommittee on Expedited Procedures, Minnesota State House of Representatives
2021 - Current
Co-Chair
Congressional Pro-Life Caucus
Former Chair
Higher Education Finance and Policy Committee, Minnesota State Senate
Former Member
Commerce Committee, Minnesota State Senate
Former Member
Health and Human Services Finance and Policy Committee, Minnesota State Senate
Former Member
House Committee on the Judiciary
Former Member
Rules and Administration Committee, Minnesota State Senate
Former Member
Legacy Subcommittee, Minnesota State Senate
Former Member
Division on Health and Human Services, Minnesota State Senate
Former President
Minnesota State Senate
Former Vice Chair
Finance Committee, Minnesota State Senate
Member
Northern Border Caucus
Member
Republican Study Committee
Member
Congressional Biofuels Caucus
Member
Congressional Western Caucus