Erik Paulsen

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Erik's Correspondence Corner: Police-Community Relations and Conservation

2017-10-20 16:09:16

Erik's Correspondence Corner: Treat and Reduce Obesity and NAFTA

2017-10-13 18:14:53

Congressman Paulsen Speaks at Opioid Member Day

2017-10-11 20:08:27

Rep. Paulsen Discusses Tax Reform with Rep. Garamendi on FBN

2017-10-10 20:30:46

Congressman Paulsen Discuss Guns, Tax Reform, and Health Care on "At Issue" with Tom Hauser

2017-10-10 20:28:53

Erik's Correspondence Corner: DACA and Health Care

2017-10-06 18:17:19

Rep. Paulsen: Tax Reform is About Restoring the Hope for a Prosperous Future

2017-10-05 18:04:10

Rep. Paulsen Promotes H.R. 1865 to Fight Online Sex Trafficking

2017-10-05 17:52:47

Rep. Paulsen on #TaxReform: This Is About Expanding Middle-Class Opportunities

2017-10-04 21:28:51

Paulsen Promotes Tax Reform to Ignite Startups and Entrepreneurs during JEC Hearing

2017-10-03 17:22:56

Erik's Correspondence Corner: Tax Reform and Protecting the Boundary Waters

2017-09-29 17:42:23

Rep. Paulsen Speaks about Peripheral Artery Disease Month

2017-09-26 18:18:01

Erik's Correspondence Corner: Animal Testing and Higher Education

2017-09-22 19:34:20

Rep. Paulsen Discusses Tax Reform on FBN: 'It's So Critical to Our Country and Economy Right Now'

2017-09-21 15:34:42

Erik's Correspondence Corner: Meals on Wheels and Telehealth Services

2017-09-15 17:50:33

Congressman Paulsen Speaks on Pulmonary Fibrosis Month

2017-09-15 17:23:45

Rep. Paulsen Honors Wayzata Officer William Mathews

2017-09-14 13:49:40

Paulsen Co-Chairs Bipartisan JEC Hearing on Digital Trade featuring Minnesota Small Business Owner

2017-09-12 17:45:47

Erik's Correspondence Corner: DACA and Hurricane Harvey Relief

2017-09-08 19:49:55

Erik's Correspondence Corner: NAFTA and Tax Reform

2017-08-25 17:47:47

Contact Information

127 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone 202-225-2871
Fax 202-225-6351

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Erik Paulsen represents Minnesota’s Third District in the U.S. House of Representatives, a district made up of the northwest, west and southwest suburbs of Minneapolis.

Prior to his election to Congress in 2008, Paulsen served in the Minnesota House from 1995 to 2008. He was the House Majority Leader from 2003 to 2007.

He began his career in public service working as a legislative assistant in Washington for his predecessor, Congressman Jim Ramstad Paulsen later served as the director of Ramstad’s Minnesota office He and his wife Kelly reside in Eden Prairie along with their four daughters Cassie, Briana, Tayler and Liesl.

Paulsen has 16 years of business experience, including working as a business analyst at Target Corporation He received his B.A. in mathematics from St. Olaf College.

During his tenure in the Minnesota House, Paulsen earned a reputation as a leading watchdog for taxpayers and a strong advocate for fiscal responsibility. He teamed with Governor Pawlenty to eliminate a $4.5 billion state budget deficit without raising taxes.

Paulsen’s legislative agenda parallels the initiatives that make Minnesota a great place to live, work and raise a family: a strong economic climate for job growth, a fairly-funded and accountable education system, a well-preserved environment, safe communities, and tax reform for taxpayers and businesses.

For his strong commitment to these issues, Paulsen has received several important recognitions, including Legislator of the Year awards from the Association of Metropolitan School Districts and the Suburban Transit Association He was also named Outstanding Legislator by the Minnesota School Boards Association and received the Nature Conservancy’s Government Relations Award for environmental leadership.

Paulsen has participated in several distinguished leadership programs and fellowships, including the inaugural two-year class of the Aspen Rodel Fellowship in Public Leadership, the German Marshall Memorial Fellowship, the Young Leaders Forum of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations and the American Council of Young Political Leaders. In addition, he has participated in a number of overseas programs, traveling to India, China, Brazil, the Middle East and Europe.

Paulsen’s commitment to his community has not been limited to his service in elected office He has served as a Board Trustee of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, as well as a board member of the Southdale YMCA, the Eden Prairie A Better Chance Foundation, and Habitat for Global Learning. He is also a member of the Eden Prairie Chamber of Commerce Paulsen also has enjoyed coaching his daughters’ soccer teams and teaching Sunday school.

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