PAULSEN, Erik, (1965 - )


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PAULSEN, Erik, a Representative from Minnesota; born in Bakersfield, Kern County, Calif., May 14, 1965; graduated from Chaska High School, Chaska, Minn., 1983; B.A., St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minn., 1987; businessman; staff, United States Senator Rudy Boschwitz of Minnesota; member of the Minnesota state house of representatives, 1995-2008, majority leader, 2003-2007; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Eleventh and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 2009-January 3, 2019); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Sixteenth Congress in 2018; chair, Joint Economic Committee (One Hundred Fifteenth Congress).