Erik Paulsen

Erik Paulsen

MINNESOTA's 3rd DISTRICT

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Erik's Correspondence Corner: Cybersecurity and Juvenile Justice System Reforms

2016-09-23 16:41:43


Congressman Paulsen's Remarks on the St. Cloud Attack

2016-09-23 16:28:27


Congressman Paulsen's Floor Remarks on Empowering Employees Through Stock Ownership Act

2016-09-22 19:10:03


Erik's Correspondence Corner: Career Skills Training and Improving the VA

2016-09-16 15:54:43


Congressman Paulsen Remarks on Empowering Employees through Stock Ownership Act

2016-09-14 20:09:22


Congressman Paulsen Remarks on Importance of Innovation and Technology in Health Care

2016-09-14 17:47:32


Congressman Paulsen Congratulates Wayzata's David Plummer on Olympic Medal

2016-09-12 18:56:46


Erik's Correspondence Corner: International Education and Survivors Bill of Right

2016-09-09 20:24:15


Congressman Paulsen Remembers Jacob Wetterling

2016-09-07 15:59:01


Erik's Correspondence Corner: RAISE Act and SHIPS for Medicare

2016-09-02 18:06:27


Erik's Correspondence Corner: NPS Centennial and EpiPens

2016-08-26 18:09:15


Erik's Correspondence Corner: District Work and Medicare Part B

2016-08-19 22:30:55


Erik's Correspondence Corner: Animal Testing in the Military and Charitable Giving

2016-08-12 15:48:54


Erik's Correspondence Corner: Role of a Congressman and Adoption

2016-08-05 18:08:44


Erik's Correspondence Corner: REC Act and Invasive Species

2016-07-28 17:13:18


Erik's Correspondence Corner: The Antiquities Act and Rogers's Pedestrian Bridge

2016-07-22 20:46:25


Erik's Correspondence Corner: Improving FAFSA and Higher Education Transparency

2016-07-15 15:46:52


Rep. Paulsen on Onerous Burden of Labeling Regulation on Craft Breweries

2016-07-12 17:06:46


Congressman Paulsen Congratulates Eden Prairie Girls Lacrosse on State Championship

2016-07-08 17:08:49


Erik's Correspondence Corner: Mental Health Bill and Foreign Aid Transparency

2016-07-08 15:07:05


Contact Information

127 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone 202-225-2871
Fax 202-225-6351
paulsen.house.gov

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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.


Serving With

John Kline

MINNESOTA's 2nd DISTRICT

Tom Emmer

MINNESOTA's 6th DISTRICT

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