Tim Walz

Governor of Minnesota since 2019

Timothy James Walz (/ˈwɔːlz/; born April 6, 1964) is an American politician. Waltz is a member of the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party (DFL). He is the 41st Governor of Minnesota.

Tim Walz
41st Governor of Minnesota
Assumed office
January 7, 2019
Preceded byMark Dayton
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Minnesota's 1st district
In office
January 3, 2007 – January 3, 2019
Preceded byGil Gutknecht
Succeeded byJim Hagedorn
Personal details
Timothy James Walz

(1964-04-06) April 6, 1964 (age 59)
West Point, Nebraska, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Gwen Whipple
EducationChadron State College (BS)
Minnesota State University, Mankato (MS)
WebsiteOfficial website
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Army[1]
Years of service1981–2005[1]
Rank Sergeant major[1]
Battles/warsGlobal War on Terrorism[2][3]
AwardsArmy Commendation Medal
Army Achievement Medal (2)
Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (6)
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

He was a U.S. Representative for Minnesota's 1st congressional district from 2007 to 2019.[4]

In March 2017, Walz announced that he would not run for reelection to Congress. He ran for Governor of Minnesota and on August 14, 2018, he won the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party nomination. He won the general election in November 2018.

References change

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Once a Soldier... Always a Soldier" (PDF). Legislative Agenda. Association of the United States Army. 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 October 2013. Retrieved 28 January 2013.
  2. "Corrections". Minneapolis Star Tribune. 11 May 2008. Retrieved 28 January 2013. A story on Page 04B last Sunday incorrectly described Democratic Rep. Tim Walz's military service. He is a veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom, the Afghanistan war, during which he served in Italy providing supply-line security.
  3. "Walz Vows to Stand Up for Veterans". Congressman Tim Walz. United States House of Representatives. Archived from the original on 6 May 2015. Retrieved 28 January 2013. Before retiring, Walz served overseas in Italy with his battalion in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
  4. "Elections 2008". Chicago Sun-Times. 2008-10-23. Archived from the original on 2011-07-16. Retrieved 2008-10-24.