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Michelle R. BensonREPRepublican State Senator, District 31
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Michelle R. Benson (born September 11, 1968) is an American accountant, politician, and Republican member of the Minnesota Senate. She represents District 31, which includes portions of Anoka, Isanti and Sherburne counties in the northern Twin Cities metropolitan area. Benson is the Deputy Majority Leader of the Minnesota Senate.

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Education4 - 4 of 2
University of Saint Thomas - Opus College of Business
MBA Accounting
1994 - 1995
Saint Catherine University
BA Chemistry
1987 - 1991
Past Positions1 - 12 of 12
Deputy Majority Leader
Minnesota State Senate
2017 - 2021
Assistant Minority Leader
Minnesota State Senate
2015 - 2016
Results First Advisory Committee
2015 - Current
Lieutenant Governor Candidate
Thompson for Governor
2013 - 2014
Assistant Republican Leader
Minnesota State Senate
2012 - Current
Minnesota State Senate
2011 - Current
Interim Head of School
The Way of the Shepherd Catholic Montessori School
Micra Enterprises
2013 - 2015
Campaign Co-Chair
Johnson for Governor
Executive Director
Upper Midwest Security Alliance
2007 - 2010
Audit Staff and Small Business Consultant
1994 - 1998
Certified Public Accountant
Minnesota State Board of Accountancy
Other Experience1 - 12 of 12
Board of Directors Member
Challenger Learning Center of Minnesota
2016 - Current
Governor's Task Force on Health Care Financing
2015 - Current
Governor's Healthcare Taskforce
Minnesota State Senate
2001 - 2013
Den Leader
Boy Scouts of America
2006 - 2011
Board Member
The Way of the Shepherd Catholic Montessori School
2002 - 2008
The Way of the Shepherd Catholic Montessori School
2002 - 2005
Former Secretary
The Way of the Shepherd Catholic Montessori School
Former Treasurer
The Way of the Shepherd Catholic Montessori School
Former Co-Chair
Joint Committee on MNsure Legislative Oversight, Minnesota State Senate
Former Member
Legislative Coordinating Commission, Minnesota State Senate
Former Member
Environment and Energy Committee, Minnesota State Senate
Former Vice Chair
Rules and Administration Committee, Minnesota Senate