Who is Satveer Chaudhary?
Satveer Singh Chaudhary is an American politician and a former member of the Minnesota State Senate and the Minnesota House of Representatives serving from 1996 to 2010. During his fourteen-year tenure, Chaudhary represented portions of Anoka and Ramsey counties in the northern Minneapolis and St Paul metropolitan area. The Senate District at the time of his departure from politics was known as Senate District 50, but Chaudhary also represented the area in the Minnesota House from 1997-2000 in District 52A; and in the Senate 2001-2002 District 52. He is a member of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party. He was the first Asian American legislator in Minnesota history, for a time the highest ranking political official of South Asian descent and one of the youngest senators in that state.
On August 10, 2010, Chaudhary was defeated by former Minnesota House Member Barbara Goodwin in the Minnesota primary election. He left office on January 4, 2011, when his successor, Goodwin, was sworn in. With Chaudhary's departure, and the 2010 retirements of Senator Mee Moua and Representative Cy Thao, there were no individuals of Asian descent left serving in the Minnesota Legislature.
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- Jun 12, 1969
- United States of America
- University of Minnesota
- St. Olaf College
- University of Minnesota Law School
- University of Oxford
- Lived in
on July 23, 2013
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