Tom Emmer

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Tom Emmer

Thomas Earl Emmer Jr., commonly known as Tom Emmer, is the current Majority Whip of the U.S. House of Representatives, wielding significant influence in shaping Republican policy and strategy. Prior to this, he served as the Chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) from 2019 to 2023, playing a crucial role in the GOP’s 2020 election gains. After being  elected to Congress in 2014 he has been re-elected four times, Here’s a closer look at his journey, key priorities, and current role.

From Minnesota Roots to the National Stage

  • Born On March 3rd  1961 in South Bend, Indiana, Emmer later moved to Minnesota where he was raised on a farm. This rural upbringing instilled in him a strong work ethic and conservative values.
  • After graduating from St. Thomas Academy  in Mendota Heights, near Saint Paul. and the University of Alaska-Fairbanks in 1984 with a Bachelor of Arts in political science. Emmer practiced law and opened his own firm before entering politics.
  • He served three terms in the Minnesota House of Representatives from 2005 to 2011, advocating for fiscal responsibility and smaller government. It is worth mentioning that Emmer regularly rode the bus to the Minnesota State Capitol During legislative sessions.

Congressional Career and Rise to Leadership

  • Emmer was elected to serve as the representative for Minnesota’s sixth congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives in 2015. After being  elected to Congress in 2014 he has been re-elected four times.
  • He quickly established himself as a rising star within the Republican Party, known for his fiscal conservatism, pro-business stance, and strong work ethic.
  • In 2019, Emmer was elected Chairman of the NRCC ( National Republican Congressional Committee), tasked with leading the Republican effort to regain control of the House in the 2020 elections. His strategy and fundraising prowess contributed significantly to the GOP’s success.
  • Following the 2022 elections, Emmer was elected Majority Whip, marking the peak of his congressional career so far. In this role, he is responsible for managing the Republican agenda in the House, ensuring party discipline, and mobilizing votes for key legislation.
  • For the 118th Congress his committee assignments include 
  • Committee on Financial Services

Caucus memberships

Key Priorities

  • Fiscal Responsibility: Emmer remains a staunch advocate for lower taxes, limited government spending, and balanced budgets and  development.
  • Economic Growth: He champions policies that foster a favourable business environment, promote free trade, and create jobs with focus on Agriculture and farmers. He is a strong voice for local hard infrastructure projects and prioritizing long term economic growth.
  • Energy Independence: Emmer supports increasing American energy production through deregulation and promoting domestic fossil fuels and alternative energy sources.
  • National Security and Law enforcement : He is a strong advocate for a robust military, intelligence programs, and measures to combat terrorism and countering foreign influence in addition to supporting domestic law enforcement agencies.
  • Pro-Life and Traditional Values: Emmer opposes abortion rights and same-sex marriage, advocating for policies that align with conservative social values. He values Mental Health and addresses those challenges supporting mental health care collaborations and prioritizing substance abuse crises.


Emmer remains a popular figure among Minnesota Republicans and a respected leader within the Republican Party. He is an outspoken proponent of cryptocurrency and digital assets, advocating for a clear landscape and initiatives and upholding the right to financial privacy. He favours repealing the Affordable Care Act and  strongly opposes tax increases , he wants to reduce the state corporate tax, with the eventual goal of repealing it. His focus on fiscal responsibility, economic growth, and national security has resonated with his constituents, solidifying his position as a key player on the national stage.

He currently resides in Delano with his wife Jacquie and has seven children.

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