Cy Thao

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Cy Thao
Member of the Minnesota House of Representatives
from the 65A district
In office
2003–2011
Succeeded by Rena Moran
Personal details
Born (1972-03-02) March 2, 1972 (age 42)
Laos
Political party Democratic Farmer Labor Party
Spouse(s) Lee Vang
Children 2
Residence Saint Paul, Minnesota
Alma mater University of Minnesota Morris
Profession artist, legislator

Cy Thao (born March 2, 1972) is a Laotian-born Hmong politician from Minnesota and a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives representing District 65A, which includes portions of the city of Saint Paul. A Democrat, he was first elected in 2002.[1] He did not seek re-election in 2010, and left office on January 3, 2011.[2]

In 1975, Thao's family fled from Communists in Laos and lived in a refugee camp in Thailand until moving to the United States in 1980. Shortly thereafter, he joined the Boy Scouts of America and attained the rank of Eagle Scout. He credits Scouting with helping him blend into American society and teaching him the values of community obligation.[3]

Thao is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Morris (UMM).[1]

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