Erik Paulsen

Erik Paulsen

MINNESOTA's 3rd DISTRICT

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Erik's Correspondence Corner: Pell Grants and VA Workforce Recruitment and Retention

2017-03-17 20:13:39


Congressman Paulsen Recognizes National K9 Veterans Day

2017-03-17 19:13:04


Erik's Correspondence Corner: American Health Care Act and Blue Water Navy Vets

2017-03-10 21:32:16


Erik's Correspondence Corner: Medicare Advantage and Rare Diseases

2017-03-03 20:15:35


Congressman Paulsen Congratulates Edina Girls Hockey on State Championship

2017-03-02 16:25:31


Congressman Paulsen Speaks on Rare Disease Day

2017-02-28 16:13:03


Erik's Correspondence Corner: Health Care and Job Opportunities for Veterans

2017-02-24 20:57:49


Erik's Correspondence Corner: Health Savings Accounts and Craft Beverage Tax Reform

2017-02-17 19:31:15


Erik's Correspondence Corner: Improving Education and Looking Out for Victims of Domestic Abuse

2017-02-10 21:54:21


Erik's Correspondence Corner: Protecting Senior's Access to Therapy Services and Serving You

2017-02-03 21:37:51


Erik's Correspondence Corner: Helping Victims of Human Trafficking and Increasing Energy Efficiency

2017-01-13 20:40:22


Congressman Paulsen Remarks on National Human Trafficking Awareness Day

2017-01-12 23:21:28


Congressman Paulsen Remarks on the National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

2017-01-10 18:08:00


Erik's Correspondence Corner: UN Resolution on Israel and REINS Act

2017-01-06 17:27:13


Congressman Paulsen Reads Part of the Constitution on the House Floor with His Colleagues

2017-01-05 19:06:25


Erik's Correspondence Corner: 2016 Year in Review

2016-12-21 20:47:14


Erik's Correspondence Corner: Energy Efficient School and National Park Service Centennial Act

2016-12-09 20:02:39


Rep. Paulsen's Remarks on the 150th Anniversary of General Mills

2016-12-02 22:52:20


Erik's Correspondence Corner: 21st Century Cures Act and GI Bill Benefits

2016-12-02 19:52:18


Congressman Paulsen's Remarks on the 21st Century Cures Act

2016-11-30 20:34:40


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

Tom Emmer

MINNESOTA's 6th DISTRICT

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