Ember Reichgott Junge
|Ember Reichgott Junge|
|Member of the Minnesota Senate
from the 46th district
|Succeeded by||Ann Rest|
|Born||August 22, 1953|
|Political party||Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party|
|Residence||New Hope, Minnesota|
|Alma mater||St. Olaf College
University of St. Thomas
Duke University School of Law
Ember Reichgott Junge (born August 22, 1953) is an attorney, radio personality, and former State Senator from Minnesota, representing New Hope and surrounding communities. A Democrat, she was elected to the Senate at age 29 and served for a total of eighteen years. She served as a majority whip from 1991 to 1994, and as an assistant majority leader from 1995 to 2000. She authored the first charter school law in the United States.
In 1998, Reichgott Junge ran unsuccessfully for Minnesota Attorney General in the DFL primary, losing to Mike Hatch, who went on to be elected in November. In 2006, she ran for Congress in 5th Congressional district. In the contest to replace retiring incumbent Martin Olav Sabo, she placed third in the DFL primary, trailing Keith Ellison, the endorsed candidate, and former Sabo aide Mike Erlandson.
Reichgott Junge is the Chief Advancement Officer for Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota.
- "Minnesota Legislators Past & Present – Legislator Record – Reichgott Junge, Ember D". Leg.state.mn.us. Retrieved 2010-07-20.
- "New Dem of the Week: Ember Reichgott Junge". DLC. 2000-10-16. Retrieved 2010-07-20.
- "MPR: Campaign 2006: U.S. Congress: 5th District: Ember Reichgott Junge". Minnesota.publicradio.org. Retrieved 2010-07-20.
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- Ember Reichgott Junge at Minnesota Legislators Past & Present
- Minnesota Public Radio Profile
- Lutheran Social Services of Minnesota: Ember Reichgott Junge
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