Erik Paulsen

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Congressman Paulsen Congratulates MN-03 Schools Music Programs

2017-06-27 21:09:35

Erik's Correspondence Corner: CTE Programs and Preventing Genocide

2017-06-23 18:41:23

Congressman Paulsen Speaks on the PAWS Act

2017-06-22 21:12:10

Congressman Paulsen Discusses Trade in Hearing with USTR Robert Lighthizer

2017-06-22 20:35:30

Congressman Paulsen Recognizes Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month

2017-06-21 15:55:54

Congressman Paulsen Speaks on the STAPLE Act

2017-06-19 19:47:46

Erik's Correspondence Corner: Reflections on this Week, as well as Shark Fins and ANWR

2017-06-16 19:33:33

Erik's Correspondence Corner: Financial CHOICE Act and Opioid Abuse

2017-06-09 19:02:41

Congressman Paulsen Highlights Minnesota Health Innovation to Secretary Price

2017-06-09 17:17:57

Paulsen at JEC Hearing: From Prince to Your Neighbor Down the Street, Opioid Abuse Affects Everyone

2017-06-08 18:22:16

Congressman Paulsen Honors Esther Begam

2017-06-07 15:37:56

Erik's Correspondence Corner: Immigration and Cybersecurity

2017-06-02 19:06:59

Congressman Paulsen Congratulates Pastor Tim Burt on His Retirement

2017-06-02 17:28:13

Erik's Correspondence Corner: Fighting Human Trafficking and Helping Our Vets

2017-05-25 19:38:32

Congressman Paulsen Speaks on Improving Support for Missing and Exploited Children Act

2017-05-25 18:03:07

Congressman Paulsen Speaks on Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse Act

2017-05-25 18:03:41

Congressman Paulsen Remarks during FY18 Budget Proposals with Treasury Secretary Mnuchin

2017-05-24 21:26:13

Congressman Paulsen Recognizes 2017 Minnesota Teacher of the Year Corey Bulman

2017-05-23 20:05:46

Congressman Paulsen Speaks on Bike to Work Act

2017-05-19 18:33:10

Erik's Correspondence Corner: Russia Investigation and Veterans

2017-05-19 15:28:49

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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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