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Tina Smith
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United States Senator
from Minnesota
Assumed office
January 3, 2018
Serving with Amy Klobuchar
Appointed by Mark Dayton
Preceded by Al Franken
48th Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota
In office
January 5, 2015 – January 2, 2018
Governor Mark Dayton
Preceded by Yvonne Prettner Solon
Succeeded by Michelle Fischbach
Personal details
Born
Tina Flint

March 4, 1958 (1958-03-04) (age 63)
Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.
Political party Democratic–Farmer–Labor
Spouse(s) Archie Smith
Children 2
Education Stanford University (BA)
Dartmouth College (MBA)

Tina Flint Smith (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. 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.

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