McEwen, Jennifer A "Jen"
Senate 2021-2022 (District 07); Senate 2023-Present (District 08)
Party when first elected: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
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Reported Minority: None Reported
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University of Maine; B.A.;
Hamline University School of Law; J.D.;
OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE
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Special legislative concerns: Health care, climate crisis, environment, economic development, labor, workers' rights, housing.
Her great-grandparents emigrated to Minnesota from Sweden.
She is an attorney with experience as a public defender.
Term of Office: 1/3/2023 to 1/6/2025
Energy, Utilities, Environment and Climate
Environment, Climate, and Legacy
Term of Office: 1/5/2021 to 1/2/2023
Special Session Bills Authored: 2021 1st Sp.S. - Author
Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Legacy Finance
Labor and Industry Policy
Transportation Finance and Policy
Her margin of victory over Donna Bergstrom was 16,445 votes. A discretionary recount was requested by Bergstrom. A recount of one precinct occurred. After the recount McEwen was declared the winner by 16,442 votes. Senator Jen McEwen, and Representatives Jennifer Schultz and Liz Olson's elections were contested by their opponents. The court dismissed the case but an appeal was filed on January 15, 2021. On June 9, 2021, the Minnesota Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the district court.
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