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  McCollum, Betty
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AffiliationDemocratic  
<-  2011-01-03  
 
NameBetty McCollum
Address400 Selby Ave
St. Paul, Minnesota , United States
EmailNone
Website [Link]
Born July 12, 1954 (63 years)
ContributorEric
Last ModifedRBH
Jan 16, 2017 05:44pm
Tags Caucasian - Irish - Native American - Liberal - Anti Alaska/Offshore Oil Drilling - Anti-Death Penalty - Government Reform - Health Care Reform - Jobs/Industrial Growth - Pro Environment - Pro-Affirmative Action - Pro-Choice - Pro-Gay Marriage - Divorced - Catholic - Straight -
InfoBetty Louise McCollum

A native of South St. Paul. With her election in 2000, McCollum became only the second Minnesota woman elected to Congress since statehood in 1858. The district she represents includes Minnesota's capital city, St. Paul, Ramsey County, northern Dakota County as well as western Washington County.

Throughout her public life, Betty McCollum has championed excellence in education, protecting the environment, and expanding health care access. In Congress, she has been an outspoken leader for fully funding special education, protecting the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), and promoting women's health care.

McCollum is a member of the Education and Workforce Committee and a fierce advocate for equal opportunity in higher education. She represents thousands of students, faculty and staff from the more than ten colleges and universities located in the Fourth District. Rep. McCollum's committee assignment also provides her with a platform to fight for pension protections, as well as defend workers' rights and collective bargaining guarantees.

In the 108th Congress, McCollum has taken a seat on the International Relations Committee, bringing a Minnesota perspective to U.S. foreign policy. Here she will continue her work to promote U.S. leadership in confronting the HIV/AIDS pandemic and global climate change, while emphasizing human rights and the peaceful resolution of regional conflicts.

Additionally, Congresswoman McCollum serves on the Resources Committee. Democratic leaders asked McCollum to continue her work on the committee because of her strong commitment to protecting the environment. With her appointment to the Resources Committee, McCollum now enjoys the rare distinction of holding three committee assignments.

Presently, McCollum holds three prestigious positions within the House Democratic Caucus. In 2002, McCollum was elected to serve as regional whip and was selected by the House Democratic Whip for the senior whip team for the 108th Congress. McCollum was also appointed last year by Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi to serve as a member of the Democratic Steering Committee. In 2001, Congresswoman McCollum was appointed to represent House Democrats on the National Council on the Arts, the advisory board of the National Endowment for the Arts.

Prior to Congress, Betty McCollum served from 1992 to 2000 in the Minnesota House of Representatives and was elected Assistant Leader three times by her Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) party colleagues. McCollum also was elected to serve her neighbors on the North St. Paul City Council from 1987 to 1992.

In addition to public life, Betty McCollum's career has included teaching high school social science as well as 25 years retail sales and management. Her retail career began in 1973 where she worked to pay for tuition to earn her teaching degree. McCollum is 48 years old, a graduate of the College of St. Catherine, and the mother of an adult son and daughter. Betty McCollum lives in St. Paul, MN.



JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
03/10/2005-03/10/2005 Mellman Group (D) 23.00% ( 0.0) 15.00% ( 0.0) 62.00% ( 0.0)

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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Jun 20, 2011 06:25pm Proposed Legislation Dem lawmaker renews effort to end military‚Äôs NASCAR sponsorships  Article RP 
Nov 20, 2004 12:00am News Senate approves measure to normalize trade with Laos  Article Eric 
Sep 15, 2003 12:00am Speculative Rep. McCollum finds platform on international stage  Article Eric 

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RACES
  08/14/2018 MN District 04 - D Primary ???
  11/08/2016 MN District 04 Won 57.76% (+23.38%)
  08/09/2016 MN District 04 - D Primary Won 94.00% (+88.00%)
  11/04/2014 MN - District 04 Won 61.19% (+28.29%)
  11/06/2012 MN District 04 Won 62.27% (+30.76%)
  08/14/2012 MN District 04 - DFL Primary Won 84.17% (+74.26%)
  11/02/2010 MN District 4 Won 59.09% (+24.46%)
  08/10/2010 MN District 4 - DFL Primary Won 86.55% (+73.10%)
  11/04/2008 MN District 4 Won 68.44% (+37.13%)
  11/07/2006 MN District 4 Won 69.54% (+39.32%)
  11/02/2004 MN District 4 Won 57.48% (+24.24%)
  09/14/2004 MN District 4 - DFL Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/05/2002 MN District 4 Won 62.22% (+28.31%)
  11/07/2000 MN District 4 Won 48.04% (+17.15%)
  09/12/2000 MN District 4 - DFL Primary Won 50.40% (+27.48%)
  11/03/1998 MN House Seat 55B Won 60.31% (+20.91%)
  11/05/1996 MN House Seat 55B Won 64.75% (+29.50%)
  11/08/1994 MN House Seat 55B Won 57.38% (+14.76%)
  11/03/1992 MN House Seat 55B Won 56.29% (+12.58%)
  09/15/1992 MN House Seat 55B - DFL Primary Won 53.49% (+6.97%)
ENDORSEMENTS
NM District 01 - D Primary - Jun 05, 2018 D Debra Haaland
MN District 08 - DFL Primary - Aug 14, 2012 D Rick Nolan
MN Governor - DFL Primary - Aug 10, 2010 DFL R. T. Rybak
MN Governor - DFL Primary - Aug 10, 2010 DFL Margaret Anderson Kelliher
MN Governor - DFL Convention - Apr 24, 2010 DFL Steve Kelley
MN US President - D Caucus - Feb 05, 2008 D Barack Obama
US President - D Primaries - Jun 03, 2008 D Barack Obama
MN Governor - DFL Primary - Sep 12, 2006 DFL Steve Kelley
MN District 6 - DFL Primary - Sep 12, 2006 DFL Patricia "Patty" Wetterling
MN District 05 - DFL Primary - Sep 12, 2006 D Keith M. Ellison
MN District 2 - DFL Primary - Sep 12, 2006 DFL Sharon Marko
MN US Senate - D Primary - Sep 12, 2006 D Amy Klobuchar
MN Governor - DFL Convention - Jun 10, 2006 DFL Steve Kelley
St. Paul Mayor - Nov 08, 2005 DFL Chris Coleman
St. Paul Mayor - Primary - Sep 13, 2005 DFL Chris Coleman
MN District 2 - DFL Primary - Sep 14, 2004 DFL Teresa Daly
MN District 6 - DFL Primary - Sep 14, 2004 DFL Patricia "Patty" Wetterling
MN US President - D Caucus - Mar 02, 2004 D John Kerry
US President - D Primaries - Jun 09, 2004 D Wesley Clark
US President - D Primaries - Jun 09, 2004 D Wesley Clark
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C00354688 MCCOLLUM FOR CONGRESS $ 142887.69