Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, MN-06
Elected in 2006, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann is the first
Republican woman to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives
from Minnesota. She is a leading advocate for bipartisan earmark
reform and tax relief and is a staunch opponent of wasteful
government spending. She is among the leaders in the U.S. House
pushing for increased energy exploration in the U.S. to provide
much needed relief at the pump for hard-working Americans and put
our nation on the path to energy independence.
Congresswoman Bachmann currently sits on the Financial Services
Committee. This committee is tasked with the oversight of numerous
financial sectors including housing, real estate and banking. This
also gives the Congresswoman keen insight into the housing crisis
and credit crunch, leading her to be a staunch opponent of the
taxpayer-funded bailout of Wall Street.
Congresswoman Bachmann is a graduate of Anoka High School and
Winona State University. After earning her law degree, she went on
to the College of William and Mary to get an LLM in tax law.
Bachmann and her husband, Marcus, live in Stillwater where they own
a small business mental health care practice that employs 42