Skip to main content Skip to office menu Skip to footer
Capital IconMinnesota Legislature
Skip Navigation Links > >

McEwen, Jen

Senate 2021-Present (District 7)

Party when first elected:  Democratic-Farmer-Labor

Counties Served:  St. Louis


Date of Birth: 5/14/1977
Birth Place: Carbondale, Illinois
Birth County:
Birth Country:
Date of Death:
Gender: Female
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Duluth
Occupation (when first elected): Attorney


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



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


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: 509


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
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
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. On June 9, 2021, the Minnesota Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the district court.
No other information has been entered for this legislator.
The Minnesota Legislative Reference Library has collected newspaper articles on legislators since 1973. They are available in the Library.

Contact this legislator