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Betty McCollum

 Betty McCollum
 U.S. House of Representatives (D-4th/MN)

Betty Louise McCollum is the U.S. Representative for Minnesota's 4th congressional district, serving since 2001. She is a member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL). McCollum is the second woman elected to Congress from Minnesota. She serves on the House Appropriations Committee. 

Throughout her career in public service, Congresswoman McCollum has been a champion for excellence in education, protecting the environment, expanding health care access, fiscal responsibility, and robust international engagement that prioritizes diplomacy, development, along with a strong national defense.


McCollum is a cosponsor of H.Res.1008 upholding the civil liberties and civil rights of Iranian Americans. The bipartisan resolution recognizes that discrimination has long been endured by Iranian Americans and urges greater acceptance and protection of the community.




Background Information

Residence: St. Paul

Term: 10th

Prev. Occupation: Educator, Sales Manger

Prev. Political Exp.:  North St. Paul City Council, 1987-92; MN House, 1993-2000;

Marital Status:  Divorced

Education: BA College of St. Catherine, 1987