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Keith Ellison

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Keith Ellison
U.S. Representative – MN-05
Party Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Assumed office

January 4, 2007

Preceded by Martin Olav Sabo
Born August 4, 1963
Spouse Kim Ellison
Religion Sunni Islam

Keith Ellison is the Democratic Representative for Minnesota's 5th District in the U.S. House. He was first elected to Congress in 2006, see Minnesota U.S. House election, 2006. Ellison previously served four years in the Minnesota State House, from 2002-2006, representing District 58B. He endorses an immediate withdrawal of U.S. military forces from Iraq.


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In addition to his work in the State House, Ellison was the executive director of the Legal Rights Center, and he hosted a public affairs radio program for eight years. He was also directly involved in the effort to establish the Minneapolis Police-Civilian Review Board in the early 1990s.

Although he was raised a Roman Catholic, the 43 year old Ellison converted to Islam while in college. Ellison and his wife Kim have four children.

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This page was last modified 14:57, 20 July 2008 by dKosopedia user Centerfielder. Based on work by dKosopedia user(s) DrDebug, M-246, Corncam and Wookie. Content is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License.

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