Keith Maurice Ellison is an American politician and lawyer serving as the 30th Attorney General of Minnesota. A member of the Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party, Ellison was the U.S. Representative for Minnesota's 5th congressional district from 2007 to 2019. He also served as the titular Deputy Chair of the Democratic National Committee from 2017 to 2018. In Congress, Ellison was a vice-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and a Chief Deputy Whip. He also sat on the House Committee on Financial Services. Ellison was the first Muslim to be elected to Congress and the first African American representative from Minnesota. Ellison's profile was raised when he joined the race for chair of the Democratic National Committee in November 2016, gaining support from progressive groups and U.S. senators Bernie Sanders and Chuck Schumer. His candidacy prompted renewed scrutiny of past statements and his affiliation with the Nation of Islam, which drew criticism from some moderate Democrats.
|Born:||Keith Maurice Ellison, August 4, 1963, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.|
|Children:||4, including Jeremiah|
|Education:||Wayne State University (BA), University of Minnesota (JD)|
|Preceded by:||Lori Swanson|
|Twitter:||Keith Ellison's Twitter profile|
|Facebook:||Keith Ellison's Facebook profile|
|Youtube:||Keith Ellison's Youtube channel|
About Keith Ellison
United States Representative from Minnesota and a member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party. He was the first Islamic member of Congress and the first African-American congressman from Minnesota.
After graduating from Wayne State University with a degree in economics, he earned a J.D. from the University of Minnesota's Law School.
Raised in the Roman Catholic faith, he converted to Islam in his late teens.
His more than two-decade marriage to Kim Ellison produced four children.
He and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi both voted against HR 2206, an Iraq War military funding bill.
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