Paul Thissen, Democrat for House District 61B

Thissen serves as Minority Leader in the Minnesota House of Representatives.

General Information

Name: Paul Thissen


Place of Residence: 1219 West 51st Street



Attended College: Yes

College: Harvard University


Year of Graduation: 1989

Grad school

University: University of Chicago Law School

Area of Study: Law

Year of Graduation: 1992

Employment Information

Job titles held: Law Clerk for The Honorable James B. Loken, Public Defender, Partner.

Employers: United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, Minnesota State Public Defenders Office, The law firm of Lindquist and Vennum. 

Political Information

Party affiliation: Democratic Farmer-Labor

Running for a: Sate Office

Running for position: MN House of Representatives

Chamber/district: 61B

Incumbant: Yes

First elected: 2002

Previous elective offices: 

Unsuccessful bids for offices:

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Website : Paulthissen.com

Facebook : facebook.com/Thissen2010

Twitter : twitter.com/paulthissen2010

Other facts

Paul’s hopes for Minnesota are simple and reflect the basic Minnesota values instilled in him since childhood. He wants to make sure that our state continues to be a place where our kids have the same opportunity to learn, grow and succeed that we did and where our parents can live their lives with independence and dignity.  He will continue to fight for those values now and in the future.


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