People

Tom Emmer

Tom Emmer

Formal First Name
Thomas (Tom)
Dates
1961 - present
Location

Congressman Tom Emmer is a member of the U.S. House, representing Minnesota's 6th Congressional District. Tom was elected by his fellow Republican colleagues to join the House GOP Leadership team as the Chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee for the 116th Congress and again for the 117th Congress. He is also a member of the Republican Deputy Whip Team and the House Republican Steering Committee. He is among the Republican legislators who participated in the months-long, multifarious attempted coup following the 2020 presidential election. Prior to his election to the U.S. House, Tom served as a Deputy Minority Leader in the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 19B. He spent several years practicing as a trial attorney before founding his own law firm. He served on the Delano City Council from 2003 to 2004 and the Independence City Council from 1995 to 2002.

U.S. HOUSE

  • 2021 - 2022: Committee on Financial Services (Subcommittee: Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship, and Capital Markets)

  • 2021 - 2022: Committee on Financial Services (National Security, International Development and Monetary Policy)

  • 2017 - 2020: Committee on Financial Services

  • 2015 - 2016: Committee on Financial Services (Subcommittee: Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit)

  • 2015 - 2016: Committee on Financial Services (Subcommittee: Monetary Policy and Trade)


EARLY CAREER

  • Emmer began his legal career representing cities and counties through the League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust and the League of Minnesota Counties Insurance Trust, handling lawsuits against police officers. 

  • He also represented volunteer firefighters and city and county inspectors, and handled a variety of land use issues. 


AFFILIATIONS

  • Member, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

  • Member, Minnesota State Bar Association

  • Member, North Dakota State Bar Association

  • Member, Wisconsin State Bar Association