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Rep. Betty McCollum (D-Minn.)

District: 4th District
Political Highlights: candidate for North St. Paul City Council, 1984; North St. Paul City Council, 1987-92; Minn. House, 1993-2001; U.S. House of Representatives, 2001-present
Born: July 12, 1954; Minneapolis, Minn.
Residence: St. Paul
Religion: Roman Catholic
Family: Divorced; two children
Education: Inver Hills Community College, A.A. 1980; College of St. Catherine, B.A. 1987
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2000 (8th term)
Committee Assignments: Appropriations (Defense; Interior-Environment - Ranking Member; Legislative Branch)

Election History
2014generalBetty McCollum (D) 147,85761.2
Sharna Wahlgren (R) 79,49232.9
Dave Thomas (INDC) 14,0595.8
2012generalBetty McCollum (D) 216,68562.3
Tony Hernandez (R) 109,65931.5
Steve Carlson (INDC) 21,1356.1
2010generalBetty McCollum (D) 136,74659.1
Teresa Collett (R) 80,14134.6
Steve Carlson (INDC) 14,2076.1
2008generalBetty McCollum (D) 216,26768.4
Ed Matthews (R) 98,93631.3
2006generalBetty McCollum (D) 172,09669.5
Obi Sium (R) 74,79730.2
2004generalBetty McCollum (D) 182,38757.5
Patrice Bataglia (R) 105,46733.2
Peter Vento (INDC) 29,0999.2
2002generalBetty McCollum (D) 164,59762.2
Clyde Billington (R) 89,70533.9
Scott Raskiewicz (GREEN) 9,9193.8
2000generalBetty McCollum (D) 130,40348.0
Linda Runbeck (R) 83,85230.9
Tom Foley (INDC) 55,89920.6
Nicholas Skrivanek (CNSTP) 1,2850.5
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Minnesota is 35th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


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