Amy Klobuchar

Amy Klobuchar
Amy Klobuchar, official portrait, 113th Congress.jpg
United States Senator
from Minnesota
Assumed office
January 3, 2007
Serving with Tina Smith
Preceded byMark Dayton
County Attorney of Hennepin County
In office
1999–2007
Preceded byMichael O. Freeman
Succeeded byMichael O. Freeman
Personal details
BornAmy Jean Klobuchar
(1960-05-25) May 25, 1960 (age 58)
Plymouth, Minnesota
Political partyDemocratic–Farmer–Labor
Spouse(s)
John Bessler (m. 1993)
ChildrenAbigail Klobuchar Bessler
ResidenceMinneapolis, Minnesota
Alma materUniversity of Chicago Law School (J.D.)
Yale University (B.A.)
Occupationattorney
ReligionCongregationalist

Amy Jean Klobuchar (born May 25, 1960) is an American politician and lawyer. She is the senior United States Senator from Minnesota since 2007. She is a member of the Democratic Party. She is the first elected female senator from Minnesota and the second female senator in the state after Muriel Humphrey Brown.

She was a lawyer in Minneapolis until being elected county attorney for Hennepin County in 1998, making her responsible for all criminal prosecution in Minnesota's most populous county.

Klobuchar was first elected to the Senate in 2006, becoming Minnesota's first elected female United States Senator, and was reelected in 2012 and 2018.[1] In 2009 and 2010, she was called a "rising star" in the Democratic Party.[2][3] Many believe that she will run for President of the United States in 2020.

Early life

Klobuchar was born in Plymouth, Minnesota. She is the daughter of Rose Katherine (née Heuberger)[4] and James John "Jim" Klobuchar, a columnist for the Star Tribune.[5]

Klobuchar was a valedictorian at Wayzata High School.[6][7] She received her B.A. degree in political science in 1982 from Yale University.[8] During her time at Yale, Klobuchar spent time as an intern for Senator Walter Mondale.[9] Klobuchar went to the University of Chicago.

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