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 18 years. Junge served as majority whip from 1991 to 1994, and as assistant majority leader from 1995 to 2000. She authored the first charter school law in the United States.
In 1998, Junge ran 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 the 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.
Junge is a frequent analyst on local Twin Cities political/public affairs programs, including KSTP-TV's At Issue with Tom Hauser and Almanac on Twin Cities Public Television.
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.
-  Archived January 30, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
- Ember Reichgott Junge at Minnesota Legislators Past & Present
- Minnesota Public Radio Profile
- Lutheran Social Services of Minnesota: Ember Reichgott Junge
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