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Tim Walz
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41st Governor of Minnesota
Assumed office
January 7, 2019
Preceded by Mark Dayton
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Minnesota's 1st district
In office
January 3, 2007 – January 3, 2019
Preceded by Gil Gutknecht
Succeeded by Jim Hagedorn
Personal details
Born
Timothy James Walz

April 6, 1964 (1964-04-06) (age 56)
West Point, Nebraska, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Gwen Whipple
Education Chadron State College (BS)
Minnesota State University, Mankato (MS)
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Branch/service  United States Army
Years of service 1981–2005
Rank Army-U.S.-OR-09c.png Sergeant major
Battles/wars Global War on Terrorism
Awards Army Commendation Medal
Army Achievement Medal (2)
Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (6)
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

Timothy James Walz (/ˈwɔːlz/; born April 6, 1964) is an American politician. Waltz is a member of the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party (DFL). He is the 41st Governor of Minnesota.

He was a U.S. Representative for MN's 1st congressional district from 2007 to 2019.

In March 2017, Walz announced that he would not run for reelection to Congress. He ran for Governor of Minnesota and on August 14, 2018, he won the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party nomination. He won the general election in November 2018.



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