Michelle Benson

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Michelle Benson (born September 11, 1968, western Minnesota) is an American accountant[1] and politician. She is a member of the Republican Party. She is a member of the Minnesota Senate[2] for District 31. The district includes sections of Sherburne, Isanti and Anoka counties near the northern Twin Cities regional area.

Minnesota Senate[change | change source]

During 2010, Benson went against incumbent Debbie Johnson for the Republican nomination. She won the nomination and later the election.[3] Benson co-authored a bill that allowed businesses and individuals to discriminate against same-sex couples.[4] She voted against legislation that would have increased penalties for hate crimes.[5]

Running for Governor of Minnesota[change | change source]

Benson began her campaign to be the first female Governor of Minnesota on September 1, 2021.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Michelle Benson". LegiStorm. Retrieved September 11, 2021.
  2. "Senator Michelle Benson". Minnesota Senate Republican Caucus. Retrieved September 11, 2021.
  3. "SD49 Republicans Dump Johnson on the Second Ballot". Minnesota Lawyer. Retrieved September 11, 2021.
  4. Birkey, Andy. "MN GOP introduces bill to allow discrimination against same-sex couples". The Column.
  5. Minnesota Legislature. "SF 2680 Status in the Senate for the 89th Legislature".
  6. "Michelle Benson Runs for First Female Minnesota Governor". Twin Cities Pioneer Press. Retrieved September 11, 2021.