U.S. SENATOR TINA SMITH
SEEKING REELECTION IN 2018
RACE SUMMARY: Appointed by MN Governor Mark Dayton, to fill the seat vacated by former-Senator Al Franken, who stepped down in 2017. The former MN Lt. Governor will fill out the remainder of the term and seek re-election to this seat in November of 2018.
EDUCATION: Stanford University (B.A.); Dartmouth College (M.B.A.)
OCCUPATION: Former chief of staff to Governor Dayton
FAMILY: Married, 2 Children
- Supports Roe v. Wade
- Former vice president of Planned Parenthood of Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota
In Her Own Words
“If, in a year from now, Minnesotans are saying about me, ‘She fought really hard for us. She advocated with a lot of common sense and passion for what is going to be best for us, whether it’s tax fairness or health care costs, or dealing with the opioid crisis or broadband in rural Minnesota.’ If they say, ‘She fought really hard for those things, she stayed focused on trying to find a path even when everything is so divisive in Washington,’ I will feel that I have done the best that I can.” 1
SOURCES: 1) www.twincities.com
In 2016, Roll Call named Smith to their "America's Top 25 Most Influential Women in State Politics" list, citing her high profile role in the Dayton administration.