Erik Paulsen

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Paulsen Questions USTR Lightizer on Trade Policy

2018-03-21 22:23:06

Paulsen Congratulates Bloomington Jefferson High School Cheerleaders

2018-03-20 13:35:01

Erik's Correspondence Corner: Rolling Back Red Tape on Small Biz, Protecting MN's Liberian Community

2018-03-16 16:38:57

Paulsen Congratulates Orono High School

2018-03-15 17:20:07

Paulsen Urgest Support for Advancing Access to Precision Medicine Act

2018-03-14 16:01:05

Paulsen Congratulates Minnetonka Boys Hockey Team

2018-03-14 16:00:05

Paulsen Congratulates Edina Girls Hockey Team

2018-03-14 15:48:04

Paulsen Congratulates Coon Rapids Mercy Hospital

2018-03-14 15:45:24

Paulsen Speaks in Support of Savannah Hope Stillbirth Child Tax Credit

2018-03-14 13:57:21

Paulsen Honors Jessica Melnik

2018-03-13 20:07:06

ECC: Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act and Save Our Local Businesses

2018-03-09 20:35:48

Rep Paulsen Recognizes Fairview Hospital

2018-03-02 16:28:54

Rep. Paulsen Speaks on Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act

2018-02-28 16:43:41

Erik's Correspondence Corner: Clean Energy and NAFTA

2018-02-16 15:19:14

Rep. Paulsen Speaks on Strengthening Medicare Advantage

2018-02-14 20:19:33

Rep. Paulsen Recognizes MN Athletes in 2018 Winter Olympics

2018-02-09 17:55:02

Erik's Correspondence Corner: Protecting National Parks and Tax Reform

2018-02-09 17:41:51

Erik's Correspondence Corner: Protecting Amateur Athletes and Medicare Advantage

2018-02-02 22:28:19

Rep. Paulsen Cheers on Minnetonka Grad and Philadelphia Eagles DT Beau Allen

2018-02-02 17:30:00

Paulsen Speaks on Initiative to Protect Amateur Athletes following USA Gymnastics Scandal

2018-01-30 01:25:19

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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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