Tom Emmer

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Tom Emmer
U.S. Representative from Minnesota's 6th Congressional District
From: January 3, 2015 – present
Predecessor Michele Bachmann
Successor Incumbent (no successor)
State Representative from Minnesota's 19B District
From: January 4, 2005 – January 3, 2011
Predecessor Dick Borrell
Successor Joe McDonald
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Party Republican
Spouse(s) Jacqueline Emmer
Religion Roman Catholic[1]

Thomas Earl “Tom” Emmer, Jr. (born March 3, 1961 in South Bend, Indiana (age 63)) is a U.S. representative from Minnesota's 6th congressional district, succeeding movement conservative Michele Bachmann in the position. Formerly a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives and a Republican candidate for Governor of Minnesota in the 2010 election, he has received the endorsement of the Republican Party of Minnesota.

Emmer was formerly a paid spokesman for the George Soros funded organization The National Popular Vote initiative and advocated eliminating the electoral college.[2]

Emmer voted in late July 2020 to remove Civil War-era statues.[3]

Emmer was among 47 Republicans to codify Obergefell V. Hodges (gay "marriage").


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