Senator Matt Klein


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Matt Klein was elected to the Minnesota Senate in 2016, running a successful campaign that focused on securing educational opportunity for all children, rebuilding the middle class through livable wages and ensuring access to health care.

Matt represents Senate District 52 which includes the area spanning parts of Eagan, Inver Grove Heights, Lilydale, the city of Mendota, Mendota Heights, South St. Paul, Sunfish Lake, and West St. Paul.

Matt, his wife Kristine, and their five children live in Mendota Heights. Matt graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and completed his medical training at Mayo Medical School in Rochester. He now works at Hennepin County Medical Center; a purposeful choice because the hospital cares for every person who comes through the door, without regard to background or income.

Matt has worked as a medical doctor for 20 years during which he also served on the Board of Directors of Dean Medical Systems. He has served the last three years on the West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan school board. During his time on the school board, the district opened an early learning campus, academic achievement improved, and he helped pass the first pollinator-friendly resolution by a school district in Minnesota.

Matt also has the distinction of being just one of two medical doctors currently elected to the legislature. He plans on using his expertise to improve healthcare access and quality for all Minnesotans.


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