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Tom Emmer

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
Party Republican
Spouse(s) Jacqueline Emmer
Religion Roman Catholic[1]

Thomas Earl “Tom” Emmer, Jr. (born March 3, 1961 in South Bend, Indiana (age 61)) 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 voted in late July 2020 to remove Civil War-era statues.[2]

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