Amy Klobuchar

Born:May 25, 1960 (age 59)
Career:U.S. Senate, 2007-present
Hennepin (Minnesota) county attorney, 1999-2007
Party:Democratic Farmer Labor
Education:B.A., Yale University
J.D., University of Chicago School of Law

Amy Klobuchar assumed office as Minnesota's first female United States senator in January 2007. In February 2019, she announced her candidacy for the Democratic nomination for president of the United States.

Klobuchar was born May 25, 1960, in Plymouth, Minnesota. She graduated magna cum laude from Yale University in 1982 and completed her Juris Doctorate from the University of Chicago Law School in 1985.

In 1998, after serving as a partner of two of Minnesota's leading law firms, Klobuchar was elected to serve as prosecutor for Hennepin County, Minnesota's most populous county. Klobuchar served eight years as the county attorney, advocating for the safe school initiative, community prosecution efforts, and criminal justice reforms, earning national awards.

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