Michele Bachmann

Michele Bachmann DEMDemocrat

American politician (born 1956)

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Michele BachmannDEMDemocrat American politician (born 1956)
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Michele Marie Bachmann (née Amble; born April 6, 1956) is an American politician who was the U.S. representative for Minnesota's 6th congressional district from 2007 until 2015. A member of the Republican Party, she was a candidate for president of the United States in the 2012 election, but lost the Republican nomination to Mitt Romney. Born in Waterloo, Iowa, Bachmann moved to Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, as a teenager. She graduated from Oral Roberts University's O. W. Coburn School of Law and the William & Mary Law School. After graduating, she briefly worked in tax law for the Internal Revenue Service before becoming a stay-at-home mother. She became involved in local politics, specifically around education. Bachmann formally entered politics in 2000, when she was elected to the Minnesota Senate. In 2006, she was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. After her unsuccessful run for president, Bachmann was elected to another term in the House in 2012, before announcing her retirement before the 2014 election. Since January 1, 2021, Bachmann has been dean of the Robertson School of Government at Regent University.

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Education8 - 8 of 6
Oral Roberts University
Winona State University
Bachelor of Arts
Anoka High School
O. W. Coburn School of Law
Juris Doctor
William & Mary Law School
College of William & Mary
Master of Laws
Past Positions1 - 6 of 6
United States House of Representatives
2006 - 2014
Assistant Minority Leader
Minnesota State Senate
Minnesota State Senate
2000 - 2006
United States Treasury Department
Private Practice, Federal Tax Litigation
Mental Health Care Practice
Other Experience1 - 2 of 2
Advisory Board, Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute
Tea Party Caucus