Congresswoman Michele Bachmann is the first Republican woman to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from Minnesota. Before being elected to Congress, Bachmann served in the Minnesota State Senate since 2000 where she championed the Taxpayers Bill of Rights.
Prior to serving in the State Senate, Bachmann spent five years as a federal tax litigation attorney, working on hundreds of civil and criminal cases. Congresswoman Michele Bachmann is a fiscal conservative who is dedicated to reducing the tax burden on Minnesota families.
Congresswoman Bachmann’s experience as a former federal tax attorney makes her a perfect fit for the Financial Services Committee. This committee is tasked with the oversight of numerous financial sectors including housing, real estate and banking.
The 6th Congressional District of Minnesota contains six counties stretching from Stillwater past St. Cloud including parts of the Northern suburbs. The Twin Cities area encompasses one of the nation’s largest financial services sectors, making Congresswoman Bachmann’s position on the Financial Services Committee crucial.
Congresswoman Bachmann is a graduate of Anoka High School and Winona State University. Bachmann and her husband, Marcus, live in Stillwater where they own a small business that employs 30 people. The Bachmann’s have five children Lucas, Harrison, Elisa, Caroline, and Sophia. In addition, the Bachmann’s have opened their home to 23 foster children.