6 Facts About Keith Ellison


Keith Maurice Ellison has been the U.S. Representative for Minnesota's 5th congressional district since 2007.

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He is a member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, the Minnesota state Democratic Party affiliate.

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The district centers on Minneapolis and surrounding suburbs.

Minneapolis is the county seat of Hennepin County, and larger of the Twin Cities, the 16th-largest metropolitan area in the United States, containing about 3.5 million residents.


Ellison is a co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and a Chief Deputy Whip, also notably serving in the House Committee on Financial Services.

The United States House Committee on Financial Services is the committee of the United States House of Representatives that oversees the entire financial services industry, including the securities, insurance, banking, and housing industries.

The Congressional Progressive Caucus is the largest membership organization within the Democratic congressional caucus in the United States Congress with 71 members.


Ellison was the first Muslim to be elected to the U.S. Congress.

A Muslim, sometimes spelled Moslem, relates to a person who follows or practises the religion of Islam, a monotheistic and Abrahamic religion based on the Quran.


He is also the first African American elected to the House from Minnesota.

African Americans are an ethnic group of Americans with total or partial ancestry from any of the Black racial groups of Africa.

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