Amy Klobuchar

Amy Klobuchar


Amy Jean Klobuchar is an American politician and lawyer serving as the senior United States senator from Minnesota, a seat she has held since 2007. A member of the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party, Minnesota's affiliate of the Democratic Party, she previously served as the attorney of Hennepin County.

Full Name
May 25, 1960
Net Worth


Amy Jean Klobuchar was born on May 25, 1960, in Plymouth, Minnesota. She is the eldest of Jim and Rose Heffernan's four children and has one sister and two brothers. Her father worked as a sportswriter for the Minneapolis Star Tribune and her mother was an elementary school teacher. She was raised in the Catholic faith.

Klobuchar attended Wayzata High School in Plymouth and graduated from Yale University with a degree in political science. After college, she went to work for former U.S. Senator Dave Durenberger as a legislative aide, which sparked her interest in politics. In 1998, she ran for Hennepin County Attorney and won the election by just a few thousand votes. As County Attorney, she prosecuted several high-profile cases, including those involving domestic violence and drug abuse.

In 2006, Klobuchar announced her candidacy for United States Senate and won the election by a large margin over Republican candidate Mark Kennedy. During her time in office, she has been a champion of legislation that supports veterans, seniors, students and small businesses. She has also introduced bills to combat climate change and promote clean energy initiatives. In 2020, she announced her candidacy for President of the United States in the Democratic primary election but later dropped out of the race after poor showings on Super Tuesday.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1960</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Amy Klobuchar is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On May 25, 1960, Amy Klobuchar was born in Plymouth, Minnesota. She is the daughter of James and Rose Heiden.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1982</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Graduates from Yale Law School</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Klobuchar graduates from Yale Law School with a Juris Doctor degree.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1998</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Elected Hennepin County Attorney</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Klobuchar is elected as the Hennepin County Attorney, the chief prosecutor for Minneapolis and its surrounding area.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2006</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Elected US Senator from Minnesota</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Klobuchar becomes the first woman to be elected as a US Senator from the state of Minnesota.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2017</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Publishes Memoir</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Klobuchar publishes her memoir, titled “The senator next door: A Memoir from the heartland”. </p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2019</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Announces Presidential Candidacy</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Klobuchar announces her candidacy for President of the United States.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2020</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Ends Presidential Campaign</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Klobuchar ends her campaign for President on March 2, 2020 after winning one primary contest.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> She's an Inspirational Leader</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Amy Klobuchar is an inspiring leader who has been a prominent figure in the political arena for many years. She is a fierce advocate for women's rights and is passionate about making sure that everyone has access to quality healthcare. She also advocates for economic justice and a better future for all Americans.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> She's a Champion of Common Sense Policies</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Amy Klobuchar is a champion of common sense policies that benefit the middle class and working families. She believes in strengthening Social Security, creating jobs, and investing in education in order to create economic opportunity. Her policies reflect her core values of fairness, accountability, and responsibility.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> Her tireless dedication</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Amy Klobuchar is known for her tireless dedication to the people she serves. She works hard to ensure that all voices are heard, from working families to small business owners to those living on the margins of society. Her commitment to serve her constituents makes her one of the most beloved politicians in America today.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> First Woman from Minnesota Elected to US Senate</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2006, Amy Klobuchar became the first woman elected to the US Senate from Minnesota.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Former County Attorney</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Before entering politics, Klobuchar served as the Hennepin County Attorney (1998-2006), the chief prosecutor in Minneapolis.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Early Supporter of Obama</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Amy Klobuchar was one of the earliest supporters of Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign and became a key surrogate for the Obama team.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Has Authored Several Bills</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Klobuchar has authored several bills that have been signed into law, including the Family Farmer Relief Act of 2014 and the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> One of the Most Popular Politicians in America</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">According to a 2018 poll by Morning Consult, Klobuchar is one of the most popular politicians in America with an approval rating of 63%.</p></div>


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