Amy Klobuchar

Amy Klobuchar was the first elected female U.S. senator from Minnesota. Before becoming a senator, Klobuchar, a DFLer, served as a legal adviser to former Vice President Walter Mondale, as Hennepin County Attorney and as a partner at Dorsey & Whitney in Minneapolis.

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Plymouth, Minn.



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Husband, John Bessler; daughter, Abigail


Yale University, University of Chicago


Magna cum laude graduate in of Yale, 1982; associate editor of "University of Chicago Law Review"; "Attorney of the Year," 2001.

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1200 Washington Av. S., Room 250 Minneapolis, MN 55415




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Klobuchar ratchets up attention on perils of distracted driving

ARTICLE Updated: Jul 20 2014 - 8:37 PM

In U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s view, the dangers of distracted driving cannot be talked about often enough.Consider, for example, that one in four crashes in Minnesota can be linked to driver...

Franken, Klobuchar back bill to override Hobby Lobby decision

BLOG POST Updated: Jul 9 2014 - 10:15 AM

Democratic U.S. Sens. Al Franken and Amy Klobuchar are co-sponsoring a bill that would override the Supreme Court's decision last week in the Hobby Lobby case.The bill would ban employers from...

Klobuchar, Franken won't accompany Obama to Minnesota

BLOG POST Updated: Jun 26 2014 - 9:50 AM

U.S. Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken will not fly to Minnesota with President Obama this morning because of a Senate vote to confirm Stuart Jones as the new U.S. Ambassador to Iraq.The Senate vote...

Minnesotans in Congress tell Obama: No way on Norway ambassador

BLOG POST Updated: Jun 23 2014 - 5:16 PM

Led by U.S. Reps. Betty McCollum and Erik Paulsen, all eight members of Minnesota’s congressional House delegation have signed a letter to President Obama, requesting that he withdraw the...

McCollum: Ruling against Redskins trademark a ‘victory for decency’

BLOG POST Updated: Jun 18 2014 - 12:32 PM

A decision by the U.S. Patent Office to cancel the trademark registration for the Washington Redskins’ team nickname is a “victory for decency,” said U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum,...

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