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Keith EllisonDEMDemocrat Attorney General
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Keith Maurice Ellison (born August 4, 1963) is an American politician and lawyer serving as the 30th attorney general of Minnesota. A member of the Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party (DFL), Ellison was the U.S. representative for Minnesota's 5th congressional district from 2007 to 2019. He also served as the deputy chair of the Democratic National Committee from 2017 to 2018 and a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives from 2003 to 2007. In Congress, Ellison built a reputation as a progressive leader.Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Ellison moved to Minnesota for law school. In 2002, he was elected to the Minnesota House and served two terms. After longtime U.S. Representative Martin Olav Sabo announced his retirement, Ellison announced his candidacy for Congress in the 2006 election. He won the race and was reelected five times. His district included Minneapolis, the state's largest city, and its inner-ring suburbs. In Congress, Ellison was a vice-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and a chief deputy whip. He also sat on the House Committee on Financial Services.

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Campaign Funding

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Cash on Hand
Top Industries  (1 - 4 of 10) View All Industries
Health Professionals$127,160
Lawyers/Law Firms$60,656
Securities & Investment$26,723
Public Sector Unions$26,456
Real Estate$25,411
Civil Servants/Public Officials$24,485
Electronics Mfg & Equip$18,896
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Financial Data Source: Center for Responsive Politics
Education5 - 5 of 3
Wayne State University
Bachelor of Arts
University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy
University of Minnesota Law School
Juris Doctor
Past Positions1 - 7 of 7
Attorney General
State of Minnesota
2019 - Current
United States House of Representatives
2006 - 2019
Minnesota State House of Representatives
2004 - 2006
We The Podcast
Hassan and Reed Limited
Linquist and Vennum
Executive Director
Legal Rights Center Incorporated
Other Experience1 - 32 of 32
Environmental Justice Advocates of Minnesota
Former Co-Chair
Congressional Progressive Caucus
Former Member
Congressional Human Rights Caucus
Former Member
Pro-Choice Caucus
Former Member
Financial and Economic Literacy Caucus
Former Member
Congressional Adoption Caucus
Former Member
Congressional Anti-Terrorism Caucus
Former Member
Congressional Arts Caucus
Former Member
Congressional Black Caucus
Former Member
Congressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans
Former Member
Congressional Caucus to Fight and Control Methamphetamine
Former Member
Congressional Diabetes Caucus
Former Member
Congressional E911 Caucus
Former Member
Congressional Labor and Working Families Caucus
Former Member
Congressional Populist Caucus
Former Member
Congressional Wildlife Refuge Caucus
Former Member
Green Jobs Caucus
Former Member
House Democracy Assistance Commission
Former Member
Law Enforcement Caucus
Former Member
Out of Iraq Caucus
Former Member
Children's Environmental Health Caucus
Former Member
Bicameral Congressional Caucus on Parkinson's Disease
Former Member
Center for Strategic and International Studies Commission on Global Health
Former Member
Housing and Insurance Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Capital Markets, Securities, and Investment Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Financial Services Committee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations (Financial Services), United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Task Force to Investigate Terrorism Financing, United States House of Representatives
Former Vice Chair
Congressional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Equality Caucus
Congressional Consumer Justice Caucus