Thomas (Tom) E. Emmer, Jr. (R-USH06)
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Capitol: 202.225.2331
FAX: 202.225.6475
District: 763.241.6848
District FAX: 763.241.7955
Room 315 CHOB- Cannon House Office Building 25 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20515-2306

Residence: Anoka, MN
Elected: 2014    Next Election: 2018
Spouse: Jacqueline (Jacquie) Samuel   DOB: 3/3/1961
Committee Assignments
ChairmanCongressional Somalia Caucus
FC MemberCongressional STARBASE Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Blockchain Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Franchise Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus for Effective Foreign Assistance
FC MemberCongressional Rural Broadband Caucus
FC MemberHouse BioFuels Caucus
FC MemberNorthern Border Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Hockey Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Task Force to Combat Identity Theft and Fraud
FC MemberCongressional Border Security Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Internet Caucus
FC MemberHouse Beef Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Career and Technical Education Caucus (CTE)
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Pro-Life Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Foster Youth
FC MemberCongressional Cyber Security Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Terrorism and Illicit Finance
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Securities and Investment
FC MemberCongressional Dairy Farmers Caucus
FC MemberHouse Manufacturing Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Western Caucus
FC MemberRepublican Main Street Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Taiwan Caucus
FC MemberNational Guard and Reserve Components Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Financial Services
FC MemberCongressional Coalition on Adoption
FC MemberHouse General Aviation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Sportsmen's Caucus
Counties Representing
Anoka / Benton / Carver / Hennepin / Sherburne / Stearns / Washington / Wright


Congressman Tom Emmer was sworn in for his first term in the U.S. House of Representatives on January 6, 2015. On November 8, 2016, Tom was overwhelmingly re-elected to a second term in the 115th Congress.

He was born in 1961 in South Bend, IN as his father finished his degree at Notre Dame. He grew up in Edina and went to St. Thomas Military Academy, where he grew in his faith and learned leadership through JROTC.

Tom learned the value of hard work at an early age. His great-grandfather, John W. Emmer, came to Minneapolis with two of his brothers to found a business that eventually became known as Emmer Brothers Lumber (now known as Viking Forest Products). By growing up around the company, Tom saw first-hand the everyday pressures faced by employers and the families who count on them.

And he played hockey. Lots of hockey. As a college hockey player, he received his BA in Political Science from the University of Alaska-Fairbanks in 1984. He received his Juris Doctor from William Mitchell College of Law in 1988. But his life really changed when he met a girl from Arden Hills named Jacquie Samuel. It was true love and they married in 1986. Today they are blessed with seven children-six boys and one girl. After practicing law for several years, Tom followed his entrepreneurial calling and opened his own law firm. The next 20 years were spent balancing family, business, hockey coaching, and serving on the city councils in Independence and Delano. In 2004, he was elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives and re-elected by overwhelming majorities in 2006 and 2008. After an extremely narrow loss in the 2010 gubernatorial race, Tom entered the radio business as a conservative radio host on Twin Cities News Talk AM1130, and his show became a favorite for conservatives across Minnesota. Tom cites family as his motivation for entering the political arena nearly a decade ago. Four generations of Emmers have enjoyed Minnesota's prosperity, and Tom wants to ensure that the next generation of Minnesotans will be blessed with the same opportunities.

Tom currently resides in Delano, MN with his wife of more than 30 years, Jacquie.

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