First elected in 2008 to represent Minnesota’s Third District, Erik Paulsen is committed to bringing hard-working, reform-minded leadership to Congress.
Erik is a leading voice for accountability, transparency and fiscal discipline in the federal government. He serves of the House Committee on Ways and Means, and is a champion for small business, and supports pro-growth initiatives to create jobs. He is an active voice for fiscal discipline, ensuring our veterans receive the support they’ve earned, and strengthening American jobs and competitiveness. Erik serves as co-chair of the House Medical Technology Caucus and is a leading voice in promoting medical innovation and the tens of thousands of jobs these businesses provide in Minnesota.
Erik brings 16 years of business experience to Washington, including work as a business analyst at Target Corporation.
Prior to his election to Congress, Erik served in the Minnesota House of Representatives, and was selected by his colleagues to serve as the House Majority Leader from 2003-2007.
Erik and his wife, Kelly, have four daughters, Cassie, Briana, Tayler, and Liesl, and reside in Eden Prairie. He attended St. Olaf College and graduated with a degree in Mathematics.