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Betty C. McCollum
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from
Minnesota's 4th district
Term of office:
2001 - present
Political party:

Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party Image File history File links Vote. ... An election is a decision making process where people choose people to hold official offices. ... Source: mccollum. ... Seal of the House of Representatives The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress, the other being the Senate. ... Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Area  Ranked 12th  - Total 87,014 sq mi (225,365 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 400 miles (645 km)  - % water 8. ... Minnesotas 4th Congressional District includes all of St. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... The Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL) is a political party in the US state of Minnesota. ...

Preceded by: Bruce Vento
Succeeded by: Incumbent
Born: July 12, 1954
South St. Paul, Minnesota

Betty C. McCollum (born July 12, 1954) is an American politician and member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL). She is currently a member of the United States House of Representatives representing Minnesota's 4th congressional district, one of eight congressional districts in Minnesota, which includes St. Paul, Minnesota's capital city. Bruce Frank Vento (born October 7, 1940 _ died October 10, 2000), American politician, was a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from 1977 until his death in 2000. ... July 12 is the 193rd day (194th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 172 days remaining. ... 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... South St. ... July 12 is the 193rd day (194th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 172 days remaining. ... 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL) is a political party in the US state of Minnesota. ... Seal of the House of Representatives The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress, the other being the Senate. ... Minnesotas 4th Congressional District includes all of St. ... Minnesota currently has 8 congressional districts. ... State capitol building in Saint Paul Saint Paul is the capital and second-largest city of the state of Minnesota in the United States of America. ...

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Background

McCollum was born in South St. Paul, Minnesota. She first got involved in politics in 1986, when her daughter got hurt on a slide in a North St. Paul city park.[citation needed] The city council wouldn't do anything to fix the slide, so McCollum's neighbors encouraged her to run for a spot on the council herself. She won that November and served three terms. She then won an upset victory over longtime state representative Rick O'Conner, and served four terms in the state house. South St. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... North St. ... The Minnesota House of Representatives is the lower house in the Minnesota State Legislature. ...


After 4th District Congressman Bruce Vento decided not to seek a 13th term due to illness in 2000 (he died before the election), McCollum won the DFL nomination to succeed him. The district is heavily Democratic, and Democrats have held the seat since 1949. However, McCollum's main concern wasn't Republican Linda Runbeck, but Independence Party candidate Tom Foley. Foley had previously been county attorney for Ramsey County (almost all of which is in the 4th District) as a Democrat. Many thought that Foley could siphon off enough votes from McCollum to allow Runbeck to sneak up the middle and end the long run of Democratic dominance in the district. However, in the end McCollum defeated Runbeck by a solid 17-point margin, with Foley in a distant third place. The race wasn't even that close; Foley only succeeded in making McCollum the only Democrat not to win at least 50 percent of the vote since Democrats began their current run in the district. McCollum was reelected in 2002 and 2004 without serious opposition. Bruce Frank Vento (born October 7, 1940 _ died October 10, 2000), American politician, was a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from 1977 until his death in 2000. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1949 calendar). ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... The Independence Party of Minnesota (often abbreviated MNIP, IP or IPM), formerly the Reform Party of Minnesota, is the third largest political party in Minnesota, behind the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL) and Republican Party. ... Ramsey County [2] is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


McCollum received a 91% progressive rating from a self-described non-partisan group that provides a "searchable database of Congressional voting records from a Progressive perspective." [1] McCollum scored a 13% conservative rating by the conservative group, SBE Council. [2] Progressivism is a term that refers to a broad school of contemporary international social and political philosophies. ... This article deals with conservatism as a political philosophy. ...


In 2004, McCollum gained national visibility when she and fellow Representative Jim McDermott of Washington called for Secretary of Education Rod Paige to resign for claiming the National Education Association was "a terrorist organization." Rep. ... The United States Secretary of Education is the head of the Department of Education. ... Rod Paige Dr. Roderick Raynor Rod Paige (born June 17, 1933), served as the 7th United States Secretary of Education from 2001 to 2005. ... The National Education Association (NEA) is the largest labor union in the United States, representing many of the countrys teachers along with other school personnel. ...


She is the first Minnesota woman elected to Congress since Coya Knutson in the 1950s. Coya Knutson, August 22, 1912 - October 10, 1996, born Cornelia Gjesdahl in Edmore, North Dakota, was an American politician. ... The 1950s was the decade spanning the years 1950 to 1959. ...


See also

These are tables of congressional delegations from Minnesota to the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives. ...

References

  1. ^ Leading with the Left. Progressive Punch. Retrieved on 2006-11-02.
  2. ^ Congressional Voting Scorecard 2005 (pdf). SBE Council’s Congressional Voting Scorecard 2005. Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (June, 2006). Retrieved on 2006-11-02.

2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... November 2 is the 306th day of the year (307th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 59 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... November 2 is the 306th day of the year (307th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 59 days remaining. ...

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Preceded by:
Bruce Vento
United States Representative for the 4th Congressional District of Minnesota
2001 - present
Succeeded by:
incumbent

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MN-04 Betty McCollum (528 words)
Betty McCollum is a Democrat serving in her third term in Congress representing families in Minnesota’s Fourth District.
Betty works closely with first responders to keep our community safe and is committed to protecting access to comprehensive health care for women as well as making tuition affordable for all students attending the more than twenty higher education institutions in her congressional district.
Internationally, Betty is focused on combating the HIV/AIDS pandemic by advocating for children infected, vulnerable and orphaned by AIDS.
Betty McCollum - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (544 words)
Betty C. McCollum (born July 12, 1954) is an American politician and member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL).
McCollum was born in South St. Paul, Minnesota.
In 2004, McCollum gained national visibility when she and fellow Representative Jim McDermott of Washington called for Secretary of Education Rod Paige to resign for claiming the National Education Association was "a terrorist organization."
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