American politician, incumbent governor of Minnesota
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.
|41st Governor of Minnesota|
|Assumed office |
January 7, 2019
|Preceded by||Mark Dayton|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Minnesota's 1st district
January 3, 2007 – January 3, 2019
|Preceded by||Gil Gutknecht|
|Succeeded by||Jim Hagedorn|
Timothy James Walz
April 6, 1964
West Point, Nebraska, U.S.
|Education||Chadron State College (BS)|
Minnesota State University, Mankato (MS)
|Branch/service||United States Army|
|Years of service||1981–2005|
|Battles/wars||Global War on Terrorism|
|Awards||Army 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.
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.
- ↑ 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.
- ↑ "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.
- ↑ "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.
- ↑ "Elections 2008". Chicago Sun-Times. 2008-10-23. Archived from the original on 2011-07-16. Retrieved 2008-10-24.