Bobby Joe Champion
|Bobby Joe Champion|
|Champion at the 2012 Twin Cities Pride Parade|
|Member of the Minnesota Senate
from the 59th district
January 8, 2013
|Preceded by||redrawn district|
|Member of the Minnesota House of Representatives
from the 58B district
January 6, 2009 – January 7, 2013
|Preceded by||Augustine Dominguez|
|Succeeded by||district redrawn|
December 17, 1963 |
|Political party||Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party|
|Alma mater||Macalester College
William Mitchell College of Law
Bobby Joe Champion (born December 17, 1963) is a Minnesota politician and member of the Minnesota Senate. A member of the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party (DFL), he represents District 59, which includes portions of downtown and north Minneapolis in Hennepin County. He is also an attorney.
Early life, education, and career
Champion graduated from Minneapolis North High School, then went on to Macalester College in Saint Paul, receiving his B.A. in political science. He later received his J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law, also in Saint Paul. He worked as an assistant Minnesota attorney general under Hubert H. Humphrey III and Mike Hatch, and as an attorney for a legal rights center. He also worked with Flyte Tyme Productions and was co-founder and director of the Grammy-nominated Excelsior Choir. He was executive director of the Midwest Chapter of the National Association of Minority Contractors, and was program director for Social Spaces with Stairstep Initiative.
Minnesota House of Representatives
- "Minnesota Legislators Past & Present - Legislator Record - Champion, Bobby Joe". Leg.state.mn.us. Retrieved 2010-07-20.
- "Project Vote Smart - Representative Bobby Joe Champion - Biography". Votesmart.org. 1963-12-17. Retrieved 2010-07-20.
- "Election Results". kare11.com. Retrieved 4 January 2013.
- Bobby Joe Champion at Minnesota Legislators Past & Present
- Senator Bobby Joe Champion official Minnesota Senate website
- Project Votesmart - Rep. Bobby Joe Champion Profile