Tom Emmer

U.S. Representative from Minnesota

Thomas Earl Emmer Jr.[1] (born March 3, 1961) is an American attorney and politician. He has been the U.S. representative for Minnesota's 6th congressional district since 2015. He has been the House Majority Whip since 2023.

Tom Emmer
House Majority Whip
Assumed office
January 3, 2023
LeaderKevin McCarthy
Mike Johnson
Preceded byJim Clyburn
Chair of the National Republican Congressional Committee
In office
January 3, 2019 – January 3, 2023
LeaderKevin McCarthy
Preceded bySteve Stivers
Succeeded byRichard Hudson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Minnesota's 6th district
Assumed office
January 3, 2015
Preceded byMichele Bachmann
Member of the Minnesota House of Representatives
from the 19B district
In office
January 4, 2005 – January 3, 2011
Preceded byDick Borrell
Succeeded byJoe McDonald
Personal details
Thomas Earl Emmer Jr.

(1961-03-03) March 3, 1961 (age 63)
South Bend, Indiana, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Jacqueline Emmer (m. 1986)
EducationUniversity of Alaska
William Mitchell College of Law (JD)
WebsiteHouse website

Emmer unsuccessfully ran for Governor of Minnesota in the 2010 election, however lost the election to Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party nominee Mark Dayton by less than half of a percentage point.[2][3]

After the 2022 United States House of Representatives elections, he won the race for House Majority Whip.[4]

References change

  1. Helgeson, Baird. "Tom Emmer: Riding a new populist wave" Archived July 17, 2010, at the Wayback Machine, Star Tribune, July 11, 2010.
  2. "Republican concedes Minnesota governor's election". Reuters. 2010-12-08. Retrieved 2022-03-21.
  3. "Emmer concedes Minn. gov race - POLITICO". Retrieved 2022-03-21.
  4. Woodall, Hunter (2022-11-15). "Minnesota Rep. Tom Emmer wins No. 3 spot in U.S. House". Star Tribune. Retrieved 2022-11-16.