Jim Carlson (Minnesota politician)

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Jim Carlson
Member of the Minnesota Senate
from the 51st district
Assumed office
January 8, 2013
Preceded by Ted Daley
Member of the Minnesota Senate
from the 38th district
In office
January 3, 2007 – January 3, 2011
Preceded by Michael McGinn
Succeeded by Ted Daley
Personal details
Born (1947-02-17) February 17, 1947 (age 70)
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Political party Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party
Spouse(s) Gayle
Children 2
Residence Eagan, Minnesota
Alma mater Dunwoody Institute
University of Minnesota
Occupation legislator
Religion Lutheran

Jim Carlson (born February 17, 1947) is a Minnesota politician and member of the Minnesota Senate. A member of the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party (DFL), he represents District 51, which includes all of Eagan and some of Burnsville in Dakota County in the southeastern Twin Cities metropolitan area.

Early life, education, and career[edit]

Carlson is a former employee of Ecolab and 3M, and graduated from the University of Minnesota.[1]

Minnesota Senate[edit]

Carlson was first elected in 2006.[1] He was unseated by Republican Ted Daley in his 2010 re-election bid,[2] but ran again and was elected in 2012.


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