Michelle Benson

Michelle Benson
Michelle Benson
Member of the Minnesota Senate
from the 49th district
Assumed office
January 4, 2011
Preceded by Debbie Johnson
Personal details
Born September 1968
Political party Republican Party of Minnesota
Spouse(s) Craig
Children 2
Residence Ham Lake, Minnesota
Alma mater St. Catherine University
University of St. Thomas
Occupation Certified Public Accountant, legislator
Religion Catholic

Michelle R. Benson (born September 1968) is a Minnesota politician and a member of the Minnesota Senate who represents District 49, which includes portions of Anoka County in the northern Twin Cities metropolitan area. A Republican, she is a Certified Public Accountant.[1]

Benson was first elected in 2010. She is currently a member of the Agriculture and Rural Economies, the Energy, Utilities and Telecommunications, and the Health and Human Services committees.[2]

Raised on a farm in Murdock, Benson graduated from St. Catherine University in Saint Paul, receiving her B.A. in Chemistry. She later attended the University of St. Thomas, earning her M.B.A. She worked as an auditor and consultant at Deloitte & Touche, and currently works as the executive director of the Upper Midwest Security Alliance.[3][4]

Active in her community, Benson has been a Boy Scout and cub scout leader, and a board member, treasurer, secretary and administrator for The Way of the Shepherd Montessori School. She is a member of the North Metro Chamber of Commerce, the Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants, the National Federation of Independent Businesses, and the National Rifle Association.[5]


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