Jim Abeler

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Jim Abeler
Jim Abeler 2012.jpg
Member of the Minnesota House of Representatives
from the 35A district
49A (1999–2003), 48B (2003–2013)
Assumed office
January 5, 1999
Preceded by Charlie Weaver
Personal details
Born (1954-05-18) May 18, 1954 (age 60)
Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Barb Abeler
Children 6
Alma mater University of Minnesota, Twin

Hamline University
Northwestern Health Sciences
Religion Baptist

James J. "Jim" Abeler II (born May 18, 1954) is a Minnesota politician and member of the Minnesota House of Representatives. A member of the Republican Party of Minnesota, he represents District 35A, which includes portions of Anoka County in the northern part of the Twin Cities metropolitan area. He is running for the Republican nomination in the 2014 U.S. Senate election in Minnesota.

Early life and education[edit]

Abeler was born in Minneapolis on May 18, 1954. He graduated from Anoka High School in Anoka, then attended the University of Minnesota and Hamline University in Saint Paul. He earned his D.C. from Northwestern College of Chiropractic in Bloomington in 1979.[1]

Minnesota House of Representatives[edit]

Abeler was first elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 1998 and has been re-elected every two years since then. Prior to the 2002 legislative redistricting, he represented the old District 49A. He served as chair of the Health Policy and Finance Subcommittee for the Health Care Cost Containment Division during the 2005 to 2006 biennium.[1]

2014 U.S. Senate campaign[edit]

Abeler announced on June 18, 2013 his candidacy for the 2014 U.S. Senate election in Minnesota.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Abeler is married to Barb and together they have six children: Jamie, Jesse, Jordan, Josiah (died in 2011), Jude, and Judson. He is a Baptist and a chiropractor.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Abeler, Jim". Legislators Past & Present. Minnesota Legislative Reference Library. Retrieved June 18, 2013. 
  2. ^ Pugmire, Tim and Tom Scheck (June 18, 2013). "State Rep. Abeler running for US Senate". Minnesota Public Radio. Retrieved June 18, 2013. 

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