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About Majority Whip Tom Emmer

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Congressman Tom Emmer joined the U.S. House of Representatives on January 6, 2015 and currently represents (MN-06).

Tom was recently elected by his fellow Republican colleagues to serve as Majority Whip entering the 118th Congress. Prior to that he served as Chairman of the NRCC during the 116th Congress and 117th Congress. House Republicans picked up seats in back-to-back cycles and reclaimed the House majority for just the third time since 1954.

Tom also sits on the House Financial Services Committee and is a member of the House Republican Steering Committee.

Born in 1961, Tom grew up in Minnesota and attended St. Thomas Academy. He received his BA in Political Science from the University of Alaska-Fairbanks and his JD from William Mitchell College of Law.

After practicing law for several years, he opened his own law firm. The next 20 years were spent balancing family, business, coaching hockey, and serving on the city councils in Independence and Delano.

Before coming to Congress, he served in the Minnesota House of Representatives from 2004-2008.

He and his wife Jacquie have been married for over 30 years and have seven children. They reside in Delano, MN.