Tara Mack

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Tara Mack
Tara Mack 2014.jpg
Member of the Minnesota House of Representatives
from the 57A district
37A (2009–2013)
Assumed office
January 6, 2009
Preceded by Shelley Madore
Personal details
Born (1983-06-26) June 26, 1983 (age 31)
Burnsville, Minnesota
Political party Republican Party of Minnesota
Spouse(s) Justin
Children 1
Residence Apple Valley, Minnesota
Alma mater University of Minnesota
Occupation legislator
Religion Assemblies of God

Tara Kay Mack (born June 26, 1983) is a Minnesota politician and member of the Minnesota House of Representatives. A member of the Republican Party of Minnesota, she represents District 57A, which includes portions of the cities of Apple Valley and Burnsville in Dakota County, which is in the southeastern part of the Twin Cities metropolitan area.[1]

Early life, education, and career[edit]

Mack graduated from Apple Valley High School in Apple Valley, then went on to the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, earning her B.S. in Political Science and Global Studies. During college, she served as an intern for former Rep. Steve Sviggum, and was also a page for the House Ways and Means Committee.

Minnesota House of Representatives[edit]

Mack was first elected in 2008 and was re-elected in 2010 and 2012. She worked for the Minnesota House as a legislative assistant to Rep. Matt Dean and Rep. Joe Hoppe prior to her election.[1]

On May 21, 2011, she joined the House Republican Majority in voting for a constitutional amendment to define marriage as between a man and woman.[2]

Personal life[edit]

She is a member of the Burnsville YMCA Board, the Apple Valley Rotary, and both the Apple Valley and Burnsville chambers of commerce.[3][4] Her husband, Justin, is a pastor and they have two children.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Minnesota Legislators Past & Present - Legislator Record - Mack, Tara Kay". Leg.state.mn.us. Retrieved September 27, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Roll call vote: Same-sex marriage ban amendment". Minnesota Public Radio. Retrieved 2011-05-23. 
  3. ^ "Project Vote Smart - Representative Tara Mack - Biography". Votesmart.org. Retrieved September 27, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Minnesota State representative |". Tara Mack. Retrieved September 27, 2010. 
  5. ^ Mack, Tara. Speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference, Washington, DC, March 7, 2014.

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