Michele Bachmann

U.S. congresswoman representing Minnesota's 6th District, a post she has held since 2007. A supporter of the Tea Party movement and a founder of the House Tea Party Caucus, the Republican ran for president in 2011. She has decided not to seek re-election in 2014.

key info

Birthplace:

Waterloo, Iowa

Age:

58

Party Affiliation:

Republican

Current Office:

U.S. representative

Current Term:

2013-14

Area Served:

Minnesota 6th District

Previous Offices:

Minnesota senator 2000-05

Family:

Married, five children

School:

Anoka High School (1974), Winona State (1978), O. W. Coburn School of Law (1979-86), Marshall-Wythe School of Law (1988)

Salary:

$174,000

Awards:

In November 2011, she published her autobiography, "Core of Conviction."

Mailing Address:

2417 Rayburn HOB, Washington, DC 20515

Phone:

(202) 225-2331

Online:

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