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Satveer ChaudharyAmerican politician
Satveer Singh Chaudhary (born June 12, 1969) is an American criminal and immigration lawyer, politician and a former member of the Minnesota State Senate and the Minnesota House of Representatives serving from 1996 to 2010. During his fourteen-year tenure, Chaudhary represented portions of Anoka and Ramsey counties in the northern Minneapolis and St Paul metropolitan area. The Senate District at the time of his departure from politics was known as Senate District 50. However, Chaudhary also represented the area in the Minnesota House from 1997-2000 as District 52A; and in the Senate from 2001 to 2002 as Senate District 52. While in office, Chaudhary served as a member of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, was the first Asian American legislator in Minnesota history. He was also the first South Asian senator in American history and for a time was the highest ranking political official of South Asian descent, as well as one of the youngest senators in that state's history.On August 10, 2010, Chaudhary was defeated by former Minnesota House Member Barb Goodwin in the primary election for the Minnesota State Senate seat. He then went on to resume his full time career as a private practice attorney in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis-St. Paul.