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  Ellison, Keith M.
CANDIDATE DETAILS
AffiliationDemocratic  
<-  2011-01-03  
 
NameKeith M. Ellison
Address1629 Bryant Ave. N.
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55411, United States
EmailNone
Website [Link]
Born August 04, 1963 (55 years)
ContributorWishful Thinking
Last ModifedRBH
Sep 25, 2018 08:30pm
Tags Black - Very Liberal - Anti Alaska/Offshore Oil Drilling - Anti-Tort Reform - Pro Environment - Pro-Choice - Pro-Gay Marriage - Pro-Labor - Married - Islam - Straight -
InfoCongressman Keith Ellison represents Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. The Fifth District includes the City of Minneapolis and surrounding suburbs and is one of the most vibrant and ethnically diverse districts in Minnesota.

Rep. Ellison’s guiding philosophy is based on “generosity and inclusion” and his priorities in Congress are building prosperity for working families, promoting peace, pursuing environmental sustainability, and advancing civil and human rights.

Rep. Ellison’s commitment to consumer justice led him to write legislation that was included in the Credit Cardholder’s Bill of Rights of 2009. This law prevents an unfair practice called “universal default,” which allowed lenders to increase their customers’ interest rates if they had late payments with another lender. In response to the foreclosure crisis that began in 2008, Rep. Ellison also wrote the Protecting Tenants in Foreclosure Act, which requires banks and other new owners to provide at least 90 days’ notice of eviction to renters occupying foreclosed homes.

As a member of the House Financial Services Committee, the congressman helps oversee the nation’s financial services and housing industries, as well as Wall Street. He also serves on the House Democratic Steering & Policy Committee, which decides committee assignments for Democratic Members and sets the Democratic Caucus' policy agenda. In the past he served on the House Judiciary Committee and the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

Rep. Ellison was elected co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus for the 112th Congress that promotes the progressive promise of fairness for all. The core principles of this progressive promise are fighting for economic justice and security for all; protecting and preserving our civil rights and civil liberties; promoting global peace and security; and advancing environmental protection and energy independence.

He is also a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, founded the Congressional Consumer Justice Caucus, and belongs to 18 other caucuses that focus on issues ranging from social inclusion to environmental protection.

Before being elected to Congress Rep. Ellison was a noted community activist and ran a thriving civil rights, employment, and criminal defense law practice in Minneapolis. He also was elected to serve two terms in the Minnesota State House of Representatives.

Keith was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. He has lived in Minnesota since earning his law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1990. Keith is the proud father of four children.


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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Aug 12, 2018 03:05pm News Ellison denies abuse allegations from ex-girlfriend  Article IndyGeorgia 
Jul 16, 2007 11:15am News Bush like Hitler, says first Muslim in Congress  Article The Sunset Provision 
Feb 16, 2007 11:00am News Ellison misses deadline for filing state campaign finance report  Article Eric 
Feb 14, 2007 02:00pm Idiocy Rep. Ellison calls the cops to snuff Tancredo’s cigar  Article Eric 
Jan 03, 2007 01:00pm General But It's Thomas Jefferson's Koran!  Article Thomas Walker 
Dec 13, 2006 09:45am Opinion Muslim Ellison should not sit in Congress  Article Servo 

DISCUSSION
Importance? 6.50000 Average

FAMILY
Wife Kim Ellison 00, 1987- 00, 2012
Son Jeremiah Ellison 1989-

INFORMATION LINKS
RACES
  11/06/2018 MN Attorney General Won 48.96% (+3.88%)
  08/14/2018 MN Attorney General - DFL Primary Won 49.81% (+30.67%)
  02/25/2017 DNC Deputy Party Chair Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  02/25/2017 DNC Party Chair Lost 45.73% (-8.55%)
  11/08/2016 MN District 05 Won 69.07% (+46.78%)
  08/09/2016 MN District 05 - D Primary Won 91.72% (+87.44%)
  11/04/2014 MN District 05 Won 70.79% (+46.82%)
  11/06/2012 MN District 05 Won 74.47% (+49.25%)
  08/14/2012 MN District 05 - DFL Primary Won 89.63% (+83.36%)
  11/02/2010 MN District 05 Won 67.69% (+43.55%)
  08/10/2010 MN District 5 - DFL Primary Won 81.55% (+69.83%)
  11/04/2008 MN District 05 Won 70.88% (+48.88%)
  09/09/2008 MN District 5 - DFL Primary Won 84.47% (+68.93%)
  11/07/2006 MN District 05 Won 55.56% (+34.22%)
  09/12/2006 MN District 05 - DFL Primary Won 41.21% (+10.15%)
  05/06/2006 MN District 05 - DFL Convention Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/02/2004 MN House Seat 58B Won 84.13% (+68.64%)
  11/05/2002 MN House Seat 58B Won 66.54% (+52.43%)
SPECULATIVE, DID NOT RUN
  08/14/2018 MN District 05 - D Primary Lost 0.00% (-48.21%)
  08/14/2018 MN US Senate - Special D Primary Lost 0.00% (-76.06%)
ENDORSEMENTS
MN US President - D Caucus - Mar 01, 2016 I Bernie Sanders
US President - D Primaries - Feb 09, 2016 I Bernie Sanders
AZ District 01 - D Primary - Aug 28, 2012 D Wenona Benally Baldenegro
MN District 08 - DFL Primary - Aug 14, 2012 D Rick Nolan
NM District 01 - D Primary - Jun 05, 2012 D Eric Griego
IL District 10 - D Primary - Mar 20, 2012 D Ilya Sheyman
MN Governor - DFL Primary - Aug 10, 2010 D Margaret Anderson Kelliher
MN Governor - DFL Convention - Apr 24, 2010 DFL Matthew "Matt" Entenza
Minneapolis Mayor - Nov 03, 2009 DFL R. T. Rybak
MN District 3 - D Primary - Sep 09, 2008 DFL Ashwin Madia
MN US Senate - DFL Primary - Sep 09, 2008 D Al Franken
MN House Seat 58B - DFL Primary - Sep 09, 2008 D Bobby Joe Champion
MN US Senate - DFL Convention - Jun 07, 2008 DFL Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer
MN US President - D Caucus - Feb 05, 2008 D Barack Obama
US President - D Primaries - Jun 03, 2008 D Barack Obama
MN US Senate - D Primary - Sep 12, 2006 D Amy Klobuchar
FEC COMMITTEES
C00422410 Ellison for Congress $ 31540.25