|Deputy Chair of the Democratic National Committee|
February 25, 2017
|Preceded by||Position established|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Minnesota's 5th district
January 3, 2007
|Preceded by||Martin Sabo|
|Member of the Minnesota House of Representatives
from the 58B district
January 7, 2003 – January 3, 2007
|Preceded by||Gregory Gray|
|Succeeded by||Augustine Dominguez|
|Born||Keith Maurice Ellison
August 4, 1963
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
|Political party||Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party|
|Spouse(s)||Kim Ellison (1987–2012)|
|Alma mater||Wayne State University, B.A.
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, J.D.
Keith Maurice Ellison (born August 4, 1963) is an American politician. He has been the U.S. Representative for Minnesota's 5th congressional district since 2007. He is a member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL), the Minnesota state Democratic Party affiliate. Ellison is a co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and a Chief Deputy Whip, also notably serving in the House Committee on Financial Services.
In November 2016, progressive groups and United States senators, including Bernie Sanders of Vermont, supported Ellison for chair of the Democratic National Committee. On February 25, 2017, minutes after defeating him on a second ballot, Chairman Tom Perez motioned for Ellison to be elected his Deputy Chair which was approved by a unanimous voice vote of DNC members.
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