Matt Little

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Matt Little
Member of the Minnesota Senate
from the 58th district
Assumed office
January 3, 2017
Preceded byDave Thompson
Personal details
Born1984/1985 (age 33–34)
Political partyMinnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party
ResidenceLakeville, Minnesota
Alma materUniversity of Minnesota Morris
University of Minnesota

Matt Little is an American politician and member of the Minnesota Senate. A member of the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party (DFL), he represents District 58 in the southern Twin Cities metropolitan area.

Early life, education, and career[edit]

Little went to Parkview Elementary School and subsequently graduated from Rosemount High School in 2003.[1] He attended the University of Minnesota Morris, graduating with distinction with a Bachelor of Arts in political science.[2] He then worked for the National Association of Letter Carriers in Washington, D.C. for two years and then a year teaching English in Chile.[3] Little later returned to Minnesota to attend law school at the University of Minnesota, graduating magna cum laude in 2014 with a Juris Doctor.[1][2]

Little was elected to the Lakeville City Council in 2010. In 2012 he was elected mayor at the age of 27, the youngest in the city's history. He is an attorney at his firm, Little Law, in Lakeville.[3]

Minnesota Senate[edit]

Little was elected to the Minnesota Senate in 2016.

Personal life[edit]

Little is married to Coco Qi. He resides in Lakeville, where the couple has two dogs, one named Phyllis.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Little, Matt". Minnesota Legislative Reference Library. Retrieved December 17, 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Senate District 58 candidate questionnaire 2016". Sun Thisweek. ECM Publishers. October 29, 2016. Retrieved December 17, 2016.
  3. ^ a b Hansen, Nathan (September 24, 2015). "Rosemount grad Little will run for Senate seat". Rosemount Town Pages. Forum Communications. Retrieved December 17, 2016.

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