Tina Smith

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Tina Smith
Tina Smith, official portrait, 116th congress.jpg
United States Senator
from Minnesota
Assumed office
January 3, 2018
Serving with Amy Klobuchar
Appointed byMark Dayton
Preceded byAl Franken
48th Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota
In office
January 5, 2015 – January 2, 2018
GovernorMark Dayton
Preceded byYvonne Prettner Solon
Succeeded byMichelle Fischbach
Personal details
Born
Tina Flint

(1958-03-04) March 4, 1958 (age 61)
Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic–Farmer–Labor
Spouse(s)Archie Smith
Children2
EducationStanford University (BA)
Dartmouth College (MBA)

Tina Flint Smith[1] (born March 4, 1958) is an American politician. She is the United States Senator from Minnesota upon being appointed by Governor Mark Dayton and office on January 3, 2018.

Smith was the 48th Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota from 2015 to 2018. She has been a high-profile member of Governor Mark Dayton's administration and a key participant in legislative negotiations.[2] She is a former Chief of Staff to Dayton. She is a member of the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party.

Dayton appointed her to replace U.S. Senator Al Franken upon his resignation, to serve until a special election is held in November 2018.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Belden, Doug (February 4, 2014). "Dayton picks chief of staff Tina Smith as running mate". St. Paul Pioneer Press. Retrieved November 29, 2014.
  2. Grow, Doug (May 9, 2016). "Why there has never been a lieutenant governor like Tina Smith". MinnPost. Retrieved August 12, 2016.
  3. Orrick, Dave (December 12, 2017). "Mark Dayton will name Franken's replacement Wednesday. Here's what to expect". St. Paul Pioneer Press. Retrieved December 12, 2017.