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McEwen, Jen

Senate 2021-Present (District 7)

Party when first elected:  Democratic-Farmer-Labor

Counties Served:  St. Louis

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: ??/??/1977 (uncertain)
Birth Place: Carbondale, Illinois
Birth County:
Birth Country:
Date of Death:
Gender: Female
Religion:
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Duluth
Occupation (when first elected): Attorney

EDUCATION

University of Maine; B.A.;
Hamline University School of Law; J.D.;

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Rich
Children: Two children
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

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.

Total Days Served: 60

SESSIONS SERVED

92nd Legislative Session (2021-2022)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 07
Elected: 11/3/2020
Residence: Duluth
Term of Office: 1/5/2021 to 1/2/2023
Counties Represented: St. Louis
Occupation: Attorney
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Legacy Finance
  • Labor and Industry Policy
  • Transportation Finance and Policy
Session Notes: 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.
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