Timothy Walz

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U.S. Representative

Timothy Walz (D)


Leadership: No leadership position
Committees: House Committee on Agriculture, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, House Committee on Veterans' Affairs
(subcommittees and past assignments)
Next election: Nov. 6, 2012

Primary challenge: No

Incumbent running: Yes

2012 candidates for MN-01

Confirmed: Allen Quist, Timothy Walz
Possible: None so far
Out: None so far
(more info & editing for MN-01)
On the Web
Official website

Tim Walz has been a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives for the 1st Congressional District of Minnesota since 2007.


Record and controversies

Congressional scorecards

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Organization 2007 Scorecard
Score - Agree ratio
2008 Scorecard
Score - Agree ratio
American Civil Liberties Union not avail. not avail.
American Conservative Union 0 - 0/25 not avail.
AFSCME not avail. not avail.
Americans for Democratic Action 100 - 20/20 85 - 17/20
Club for Growth not avail. not avail.
Drum Major Institute not avail. not avail.
Family Research Council not avail. not avail.
Information Technology Industry Council not avail. not avail.
League of Conservation Voters not avail. not avail.
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People not avail. not avail.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce 60 - 12/20 not avail.

Iraq War

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Environmental record

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Walz was born in West Point, Nebraska in 1964. When he was 17 he joined the Army National Guard and served for the next 24 years including in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. Walz had previously started a small business, Educational Travel Adventures, Inc., that provides educational trips to China for high school students. Walz has also been an accomplished football coach and high school teacher, winning the 2002 Minnesota Ethics in Education award winner, 2003 Mankato Teacher of the Year, and the 2003 Minnesota Teacher of Excellence.[1]

Congressional career

2006 election

Walz defeated Republican Rep. Gil Gutknecht 53% to 47% to take possession of the seat in the 2006 congressional elections. [2]

Money in politics

This section contains links to – and feeds from – money in politics databases. For specific controversies, see this article's record and controversies section.

Top Contributors to during the 2008 Election Cycle
DonorAmount (US Dollars)
Mayo Clinic$ 33,050
Robins, Kaplan et al$ 21,749
Planned Parenthood$ 11,000
American Health Care Assn$ 10,500
AmeriPAC: The Fund for a Greater America$ 10,500
Room & Board Inc$ 10,500
Operating Engineers Union$ 10,475
Lockridge Grindal Nauen PLLP$ 10,287
National Education Assn$ 10,250
Honeywell International$ 10,124
Source: The Center for Responsive Politics' www.OpenSecrets.org site.
Note: Contributions are not from the organizations themselves, but are rather from
the organization's PAC, employees or owners. Totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.
Links to more campaign contribution information for Timothy Walz
from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org site.
Fundraising profile: 2008 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by organization/corporation: 2008 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by industry: 2008 election cycle Career totals

Committees and Affiliations


Committees in the 110th Congress (2007-2008)

  • House Committee on Agriculture
    • Subcommittee on Conservation, Credit, Energy, and Research
    • Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management

More Background Data

Background information on Gil Gutknecht, whom Timothy Walz challenged in the 2006 congressional elections:


DC office
  • 1722 Longworth House Office Building Washington, DC 20515
    Ph: 202-225-2472 Fax: 202-225-3433
    Webform email
District offices
  • 227 E Main St, Suite 220, Mankato, MN 56001
    Ph: 507-388-2149 Fax: (none entered)
  • 1134 7th St NW, Rochester, MN 55901
    Ph: 507-206-0643 Fax: (none entered)
On the Web
Campaign office
  • [http://www.timwalz.org/ Campaign website]
  • No campaign webform email entered.
  • No campaign office information entered.

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