Keith Ellison (politician)

Keith Ellison (Politician)

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Keith Ellison (politician)

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Keith Maurice Ellison (born August 4, 1963) is the U.S. Representative for , serving since 2007. He is a member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party. The district centers on Minneapolis. He was re-elected again in 2010.

He is the first Muslim to be elected to the United States Congress. He is also the first African American elected to the House from Minnesota.

Early life, education and career

Keith Ellison, the third of five sons, was born and raised a Roman Catholic July 19, 2006. Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Accessed uJanuary 3, 2007. in Detroit, Michigan by his parents Clida (née Martinez) and Leonard Ellison, a social worker and a psychiatrist, respectively. Ellison and three of his siblings became lawyers while the other became a doctor. One of his brothers is also the pastor of the Baptist "Church of the New Covenant" in Detroit. Ellison's youth was influenced by the involvement of his family in the civil rights movement, including the work of his grandfather as a member of the NAACP in Louisiana.He graduated from the University of Detroit Jesuit High School and......
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