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Karin HousleyREPRepublican State Senator, District 39
59
Years of Age
10
Years of Experience
MNResidence (state)

Karin Housley (HOWZ-lee; née Locke; born January 20, 1964) is an American politician, businesswoman, and member of the Minnesota Senate. A Republican, she represents Forest Lake, Stillwater, and the surrounding St. Croix Valley. Housley ran unsuccessfully as the Republican nominee in Minnesota's 2018 special election for the United States Senate.

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Campaign Funding

20
18
$4,462,629
Total Raised
$4,446,887
Total Spent
$15,741
Cash on Hand
Top Industries  (1 - 4 of 10) View All Industries
99%
Retired$662,075
44%
Leadership PACs$293,000
21%
Real Estate$142,765
16%
Recreation/Live Entertainment$106,200
16%
Misc Manufacturing & Distributing$106,125
15%
Securities & Investment$103,424
15%
Republican/Conservative$98,400
14%
Misc Business$94,267
14%
Commercial Banks$90,976
13%
Lawyers/Law Firms$89,300
Direct campaign contributions grouped by the industry industry of each donor/PAC.

Largest Contributors

Funding generally from an organization's PAC or its members/employees. Organizations did not donate directly.
Financial Data Source: Center for Responsive Politics
Education5 - 5 of 3
University at Buffalo
South Saint Paul High School
Augsburg University
Past Positions1 - 6 of 6
Assistant Majority Leader
Minnesota State Senate
2019 - Current
Senator
Minnesota State Senate
2013 - Current
Host
The Karin Housley Show, AM 1220 KLBB
Current
Owner
Karin Housley Homes
2003 - Current
Author
Random House
2001 - 2002
Television News Producer
National Broadcasting Company (NBC) & American Broadcasting Company (ABC) Affiliates
1987 - 1990
Other Experience1 - 11 of 11
President
Let’s Go Fishing With Seniors, Stillwater Area Chapter
2010
Founder
Chicks Laying Nest Eggs
1997 - Current
Honorary Chair
Canvas Health's Event, Vine Valley Harvest Throwdown
Former Chair
Aging and Long-Term Care Policy Committee, Minnesota State Senate
Former Chair
Family Care and Aging Committee, Minnesota State Senate
Former Member
Veterans and Military Affairs Finance and Policy Committee, Minnesota State Senate
Former Member
Education Committee, Minnesota State Senate
Former Member
State and Local Government Committee, Minnesota State Senate
Former Member
E-12 Budget Division, Minnesota State Senate
Former Member
E-12 Finance and Policy Committee, Minnesota State Senate
Former Vice Chair
Commerce and Consumer Protection Finance and Policy Committee, Minnesota State Senate