House 2009-2012 (District 58B); Senate 2013-Present (District 59)
Party when first elected: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
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Reported Minority: Black
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Occupation (when first elected):
Minneapolis North High School; Secondary; Graduate
Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota; B.A.; Political Science
William Mitchell College of Law; J.D.;
OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE
State Attorney General Staff:
Minnesota Office of the Attorney General (Assistant Attorney General under Skip Humphrey and Mike Hatch);
19?? to ?
Three children: Bobby, Jaylen, and Myles (sons)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
He was the co-founder and director of the 2003 Grammy nominated Excelsior Choir.
Special Legislative Concerns: job creation, housing, civil rights, education, economic development.
When first elected in 2008, he was one of two black members of the House (Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder, February 13, 2009).
He announced his intention to run for the 5th Congressional District in the 2018 election on June 5, 2018 but suspended his campaign on June 11, 2018.