Paul Thissen

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Democratic/Farmer/Labor Minnesota

State House (Minnesota 63A)

Family: Wife: Karen Wilson; 3 Children: Emily, Griffin, Evan

Born: 12/10/1966 Bloomington, MN

Home: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Religion: Catholic

Education: JD, University of Chicago, 1992 AB, Harvard University, 1989

Profession: Lawyer/Partner, Briggs and Morgan, 1993-present Lawyer, Minnesota Public Defender's Office, 1998 Law Clerk, The Honorable James B. Loken, United States Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, 1992-1993 Attorney

Political: Representative, Minnesota State House of Representatives, 2003-present Finance Co-Chair, House Democratic-Farmer-Labor Caucus, 2006

Congressional Membership: Member, Health Care Access Commission Member, Health Transformation Task Force

Organization Membership: Member, Policy Board, Minnesota Aids Project, 2006 Board Member, Wood Lake Nature Center, Richfield, 2006 Board Member, Minnesota Justice Foundation, 2000-2002 Chair, Pro Bono Committee, Briggs and Morgan, 1999-2002 Board Member/Officer, Lynnhurst Neighborhood Association, 1996-2001 Board Member, Women of Nations Shelter, 1998-2000 Founder/Chair/President, Academy of Holy Angels Alumni Association, 1996-2000 Founder/Chair, Access for Persons with Disabilities, 1995-1997 Board Member/Officer, Lynnhurst Neighborhood Association Former Chair, Environmental/Community Building Task Forces, Neighborhood Revitalization Project Former Co-Chair, Project Literacy


Environment Policy and Oversight


Game, Fish and Forestry Division

Health Care and Human Services Finance Division

Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight


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