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"As Speaker of the MN House, I stood up to Tim Pawlenty and won. In Congress, you can count on me to stand up to Donald Trump."

-Margaret Anderson Kelliher

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Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District includes: Brooklyn Center, Columbia Heights, Crystal, Edina, Fort Snelling, Fridley, Golden Valley, Hilltop, Hopkins, Minneapolis, Richfield, Robbinsdale, Spring Lake Park, St. Anthony, and St. Louis Park.

Our district is one of the most vibrant in the United States and I have spent my career working to make it an even better place to live, work, and play. My husband and I live in the Bryn Mawr neighborhood of Minneapolis. We have two adult children who attended and graduated from Minneapolis Public Schools.


  • 12 years in the Minnesota House of Representatives
  • Second woman to serve as Speaker of the House (4 years)
  • Delivered on key issues:
    • Passage of the Legacy Amendment for arts and humanities, clean water projects and the environment;
    • Made history by overriding a Pawlenty veto that secured over $8.4 billion for transit and transportation investments;
    • Created a nation-leading renewable energy standard for Minnesota;
    • Increased funding for our public schools.
  • Currently President and CEO of the Minnesota High Tech Association, a technology non-profit that improves our region by focusing on STEM education, workforce development, and jobs of the future.
  • Teaching at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota
  • Serving on the Board of Directors of the Greater Twin Cities United Way and the Textile Center of Minnesota
  • Chairing Governor Dayton’s Broadband Task Force
  • Former Trustee, MNSCU Board


  • B.A. from Gustavus Adolphus College
  • Master’s in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government
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Leaders Support Margaret for Congress


State Legislators

Senator Karla Bigham
Senator Carolyn Laine
Senator Ron Latz
Senator Ann Rest
Representative Lyndon Carlson
Representative Alice Hausman
Representative Frank Hornstein
Representative Linda Slocum
Representative Ryan Winkler

State Leaders

Ambassador Sam Kaplan and Sylvia Kaplan
Governor Arne Carlson

Secretary of State Joan Growe
U.S. Attorney Andy Luger and Ellen Goldberg Luger

Former Hennepin County Attorney Tom Johnson

City Council

Joanie Clausen, Golden Valley
Larry Fonnest, Golden Valley
Gillian Rosenquist, Golden Valley

Lisa Goodman, Minneapolis
Linea Palmisano, Minneapolis
Kevin Reich, Minneapolis

Edwina Garcia, Richfield
Bill Blonigan, Robbinsdale
Dan Rogan, Robbinsdale

Rachel Harris, St. Louis Park

Former State Representatives

Ron Erhardt
Phyllis Kahn
Kate Knuth
Howard Orenstein
Tony Sertich

Tom Tillberry


Molly Cummings, Hopkins
David Cartwright, Hilltop
Pat Elliott, Richfield

Shep Harris, Golden Valley
Kathi Hemken, New Hope
James Hovland, Edina

Nora Slawik, Maplewood

Board Members

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Ira Jourdain

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Carol Becker
David Wheeler

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Meg Forney
Steffanie Musich
LaTrisha Vetaw

St. Louis park School Board

Nancy Gores

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John Vento

Former City Council and Board Members

Scott Benson, Minneapolis
Barb Johnson, Minneapolis
 Kathleen O'Brien, Minneapolis

Sue Sanger, St. Louis Park

Former Minneapolis Park Board Commissioner John Erwin
Former Minneapolis Park Board Member Tom Nordyke

Former Minneapolis Park Board Member Bob Fine


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Cement Masons Local 633
Roofers and Waterproofers Local 96
Minnesota Pipe Trades Association
Ironworkers Local 512

Hennepin County Commissioners

Linda Higgins
Mike Opat

Former State Senators

State Senator Linda Berglin
State Senator Don Betzold

State Senator Carol Flynn
State Senator Steve Kelley

State Senator Dan Larson
State Senator Ember Reichgott Junge
State Senator Phil Riveness
State Senator Wes Skoglund


I am hearing from people from all over the district that they a need a leader who will stand up for the needs of our district. I look forward to taking my track record of success championing progressive issues to Washington. 

I will go to Congress and represent the people of this district who are feeling left behind by the current Administration. As Speaker of the Minnesota House, I fought Governor Pawlenty and won. Pawlenty tried to take away healthcare from vulnerable people and balance the budget on the backs of middle class and seniors. I will take this fight to Congress as this Administration attempts to take health care away from those with pre-existing conditions, demonizes immigrants and refugees, sides with the NRA over keeping our children safe, and threatens our public lands and the environment.


The primary election is


August 14, 2018


Early Voting

Early voting has concluded.




Margaret for Congress HQ
5105 Minnetonka Blvd
St. Louis Park, MN 55416


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Our office is located off of Highway 100 and Minnetonka Blvd.