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Tom EmmerREPRepublican United States Representative, MN-6
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Years of Age
23
Years of Experience
MNResidence (state)

Thomas Earl Emmer Jr. (born March 3, 1961) is an American attorney and politician who has been the U.S. representative for Minnesota's 6th congressional district since 2015. The district includes most of the Twin Cities' far northern suburbs and the surrounding cities and rural areas of Benton, Carver, Sherburne, Stearns, Wright, Anoka, and Washington Counties. Before his election to Congress, Emmer served as a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives from 2005 to 2011. In one of the closest elections in the history of the state of Minnesota, Emmer lost the 2010 Minnesota gubernatorial election to Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party nominee Mark Dayton by less than half of a percentage point.During the 2014 United States House of Representatives elections, he won the 6th congressional district seat being vacated by Michele Bachmann’s retirement. He became chair of the National Republican Congressional Committee in 2019.

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Campaign Funding

20
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$2,203,827
Total Raised
$2,159,206
Total Spent
$182,186
Cash on Hand
Top Industries  (1 - 4 of 10) View All Industries
99%
Insurance$181,779
77%
Securities & Investment$141,050
71%
Retired$130,829
64%
Commercial Banks$116,700
52%
Real Estate$95,900
34%
Leadership PACs$62,000
28%
Health Professionals$51,055
28%
Retail Sales$50,500
27%
Lawyers/Law Firms$50,300
27%
Accountants$49,650
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
Education6 - 6 of 4
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Bachelor of Arts
1984
Mitchell Hamline School of Law
Saint Thomas Academy
William Mitchell College of Law
Juris Doctor
1988
Past Positions1 - 9 of 9
Representative
United States House of Representatives
2014 - Current
Representative
Minnesota State House of Representatives
2004 - 2011
Member
Delano City Council
2003 - 2004
Member
Independence City Council
1995 - 2002
Deputy Minority Leader
Managing Partner
Emmer Law
2005 - 2010
Co-Host
Twin Cities News Talk AM1130
Former Attorney
League of Minnesota Counties Insurance Trust
Former Attorney
League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust
Other Experience1 - 28 of 28
Former President
Delano Area Sports Arena
Member
Delano Catholic Community
Member
Delano Sportsmen’s Club
Member
Minnesota State Bar Association
Member
Knights of Columbus
Member
Friends of Heritage
Member
North Dakota State Bar Association
Member
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.
Member
Wisconsin State Bar Association
Vice President
Minnesota Hockey District 5
Member
Health and Human Services Policy and Oversight Committee
2009 - 2010
Member
Finance Subcommittee, Health Care & Human Services Finance Division
2009 - 2010
Member
State and Local Government Operations Reform, Technology and Elections Committee
2009 - 2010
Member
Licensing Division Subcommittee, Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight Committee
2009 - 2010
Member
Finance Committee
2009 - 2010
Member
Criminal Records Relief Subcommittee, Public Safety and Civil Justice Committee
2007 - 2008
Member
Government Operations, Reform, Technology & Elections Committee
2007 - 2008
Member
Health and Human Services Committee
2007 - 2008
Member
Public Safety and Civil Justice Committee
2007 - 2008
Member
Civil Law and Elections Committee
2005 - 2006
Member
Regulated Industries Committee
2005 - 2006
Member
Health Policy and Finance Committee
2005 - 2006
Member
Health Policy and Finance Committee
2005 - 2006
Member
Ethics Committee
2005 - 2006
Former Member
Monetary Policy and Trade Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Terrorism and Illicit Finance Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Agriculture Committee, United States House of Representatives