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representative , State legislator

Erik Paulsen, United States Representative from Minnesota, former state legislator. Trustee Minneapolis Institute of Arts; board directors A Better Chance Foundation, Eden Prairie, Minnesota, Southdale Young Men’s Christian Association; Member of Eden Prairie Chamber of Commerce.

Background

Paulsen, Erik was born on May 14, 1965 in Bakersfield, California, United States. Son of Gerald and Janet (Lindfors) Paulsen.

Education

Bachelor in Mathematics, St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota, 1987.

Career

Marketing manager CVN Company, 1987—1989. Staff member, field director United States senator Rudy Baschwitz, Minnesota, 1989—1990. Legislation assistant to United States Congressman Jim Ramstad, Washington, 1991—1993, state director 3rd. district Minnesota, 1994.

Member district Minnesota House Representatives from District 42B, 1995—2009, majority leader, 2003—2006. Business analyst Target Corporation, Minnesota. Member United States Congress from 3rd Minnesota District, since 2009.

Membership

Trustee Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Board directors A Better Chance Foundation, Eden Prairie, Minnesota, Southdale Young Men’s Christian Association. Member of Eden Prairie Chamber of Commerce.

Connections

Married Kelly Spowls, 1989. Children: Cassie, Briana, Tayler, Liesl.

father:
Gerald Paulsen

mother:
Janet (Lindfors) Paulsen

spouse:
Kelly Spowls

children:
Cassie Paulsen

Briana Paulsen

Tayler Paulsen

Liesl Paulsen