Tim Walz

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American politician, incumbent governor of Minnesota

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According to Wikipedia, Timothy James Walz is an American politician and retired educator. A member of the Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party , he has served as the 41st governor of Minnesota since 2019. Born in West Point, Nebraska, Walz was a member of the Army National Guard, and worked in agriculture, manufacturing, and teaching after high school. He later graduated from Chadron State College and Minnesota State University, Mankato. He moved to Minnesota in 1996. Before running for Congress in 2006, he served for 24 years in the Army National Guard and as a social studies teacher in the Mankato school district. Walz was the U.S. representative for from 2007 to 2019. He was first elected in 2006, defeating six-term Republican incumbent Gil Gutknecht. He was reelected five times. Walz represented a large, mostly rural section of southern Minnesota situated along the border with Iowa.

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