About Minnesota Attorney General-elect Keith Ellison
For the last twelve years, Keith has represented Minnesotans in Congress, where he has championed consumer, worker, and civil rights protections to defend the rights of Minnesotans against the interests of the powerful. He passed laws to fight credit card abuse and to stand up for the rights of tenants and renters, and co-founded the Congressional Antitrust Caucus and the Congressional Consumer Justice Caucus. Before being elected to Congress, Keith also served in the Minnesota House of Representatives.
Before entering politics, Keith spent 16 years as an attorney specializing in civil rights and defense law, including five years as the Executive Director of the Legal Rights Center. As the leader of this public interest law firm, Keith oversaw a team of attorneys focused on delivering justice for Minnesotans who had nowhere else to turn.
Keith earned his law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1990. Keith is the proud father of four children – Elijah, Jeremiah, Isaiah and Amirah.