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Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-Minn.)

  • District: 3rd District, Hennepin County suburbs
  • Residence: Eden Prairie
  • Born: May 14, 1965; Bakersfield, Calif.
  • Religion: Lutheran
  • Family: Wife, Kelly Paulsen; four children
  • Education: St. Olaf College, B.A. 1987 (mathematics)
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: Minn. House, 1995-2009 (majority leader, 2003-07); U.S. House, 2009-present
  • Elected: Elected: 2008 (3rd term)
  • Committee Assignments: Ways & Means (Oversight; Select Revenue Measures); Joint Economic
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State Information: 3rd District, Hennepin County suburbs

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 general Erik Paulsen (R) 222,335 58.1%
Brian Barnes (D) 159,937 41.8%
Write-In (WRI) 433 0.1%
2010 general Erik Paulsen (R) 161,177 58.8%
Jim Meffert (D) 100,240 36.6%
Jon Oleson (INDC) 12,508 4.6%
write-ins (WRI) 167 0.1%
2008 general Erik Paulsen (R) 178,932 48.5%
Ashwin Madia (D) 150,787 40.8%
David Dillon (INDC) 38,970 10.6%
write-ins (Write-In) 406 0.1%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2012 Barack Obama: 50% Mitt Romney: 49%
2008 Barack Obama: 51% John McCain: 48%

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