Betty McCollum

Democrat for MN-US House, 4

First elected in 2000

Date of birth: 7/12/1954

Top issues: Food Security, Foreign Aid, Native American Issues, Education

Committees: House Appropriations Committee—Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies; Subcommittee on Defense; Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food, and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies.

Former profession: High School Science Teacher

Education: B.A., College of Saint Catherine; A.A., Inver Hills Community College

Election Outlook: Safe

Did you know?

Betty studied at a community college and worked in retail and as a substitute teacher while raising two children before earning her bachelor’s degree at age 32.