U.S. Senator, Minnesota
In 2006 the people of Minnesota elected Amy Klobuchar to be their U.S. Senator, making her the first woman elected to represent the State of Minnesota in the United States Senate. As the former chief prosecutor in Hennepin County, Minnesota’s largest county, and now as Senator, Amy has brought the values she learned growing up in Minnesota to her work every day. Her grandfather worked 1,500 feet underground in the iron ore mines of Northern Minnesota. Her father, Jim, was a newspaperman, and her mother, Rose, was an elementary school teacher who was still teaching a classroom of thirty second-graders at age seventy. Throughout her career, Amy has taken those Minnesota values to heart to get results.