Tom Emmer

Tom Emmer


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Emmer Announces Recipients of the FBI Director's Award for Excellence

2018-09-13 16:48:04

Emmer Celebrates Victory for Minnesota's Mineral Rights (Closing Statement)

2018-07-18 22:24:55

Emmer Celebrates Victory for Minnesota's Mineral Rights (Opening Statement)

2018-07-18 22:17:20

Emmer Speaks in Support of the JOBS and Investor Confidence Act of 2018

2018-07-18 17:22:01

Emmer Speaks in Support of the Main Street Growth Act

2018-07-10 20:04:08

Emmer on C-SPAN's Washington Journal

2018-06-18 17:09:09

Emmer Congratulates the Minnesota Lynx on 4th Championship Win

2018-06-06 21:31:38

Emmer Congratulates Carver County for being named Healthiest County in Minnesota

2018-06-06 21:23:01

Emmer Recognizes 21st Century Bank

2018-06-06 21:04:07

Emmer Recognizes Sherburne County Veteran Service Officer Bruce Price

2018-06-06 20:53:49

Emmer on Fox News: End redundant study and save thousands of Minnesota jobs

2018-05-29 14:31:00

Emmer Urges Congress to Support Farmers, Take Action on STRESS Act

2018-05-16 22:08:13

Emmer Congratulates St. Cloud State University Wrestling on National title win

2018-05-11 19:04:01

Emmer Recognizes Heroes for Saving the Life of Ryan Monahan

2018-05-11 18:57:37

Emmer Recognizes Capitol One

2018-05-11 18:38:21

Emmer Recognizes the Anoka Ramsey Athletic Association

2018-05-11 18:30:04

Emmer Recognizes Principal of the Year Andy Merfeld

2018-05-11 18:11:23

Emmer Congratules Minnesota Hockey Coaches of the Year

2018-04-12 20:56:49

Emmer Congratulates St. Michael Albertville High School Wrestling for Winning State Championship

2018-04-12 20:55:01

Emmer Recognizes Outstanding Child Care Provider Tammy Oveson

2018-04-12 20:52:31

Contact Information

503 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone 202-225-2331
Fax 202-225-6475

Committee Assignments

Financial Services

Congressman Tom Emmer was sworn in for his first term in the U.S. House of Representatives on January 6, 2015. He was born in 1961 in South Bend, IN as his father finished his degree at Notre Dame. He grew up in Edina and went to St. Thomas Military Academy, where he grew in his faith and learned leadership through JROTC.

Tom learned the value of hard work at an early age. His great-grandfather, John W. Emmer, came to Minneapolis with two of his brothers to found a business that eventually became known as Emmer Brothers Lumber (now known as Viking Forest Products). By growing up around the company, Tom saw first-hand the everyday pressures faced by employers and the families who count on them.

And he played hockey. Lots of hockey. As a college hockey player, he received his BA in Political Science from the University of Alaska-Fairbanks in 1984. He received his Juris Doctor from William Mitchell College of Law in 1988.

But his life really changed when he met a girl from Arden Hills named Jacquie Samuel. It was true love and they married in 1986. Today they are blessed with seven children—six boys and one girl.

After practicing law for several years, Tom followed his entrepreneurial calling and opened his own law firm. The next 20 years were spent balancing family, business, hockey coaching, and serving on the city councils in Independence and Delano.

In 2004, he was elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives and re-elected by overwhelming majorities in 2006 and 2008. After an extremely narrow loss in the 2010 gubernatorial race, Tom entered the radio business as a conservative radio host on Twin Cities News Talk AM1130, and his show became a favorite for conservatives across Minnesota.

Tom cites family as his motivation for entering the political arena nearly a decade ago. Four generations of Emmers have enjoyed Minnesota’s prosperity, and Tom wants to ensure that the next generation of Minnesotans will be blessed with the same opportunities.

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