Political Biography

Michele Bachmann

Michele Bachmann

 Michele Bachmann

Michele Bachmann

Political Biography

Michele Bachmann Political Career |Michele Bachmann Family


Michele Bachmann Family

Michele Bachmann's Family


Michele Bachmann Political Career/Business Career/Connections

Party Affiliation: Republican

late-1970s: Michele and Marcus Bachmann joined the pro-life movement and participated in "sidewalk counseling" outside abortion clinics

late-1970s-1980: Michele Bachmann switched from being a Democrat (and supporter of President Carter), and joined the Republican party and worked on Ronald Reagan's presidential campaign

1993: Co-Founder of the K-12 New Heights Charter School in Stillwater, Minnesota

1999: Michele Bachmann wrote an opinion column protesting the state of Minnesota's School-to-Work policies. Her arguement was that the state curriculum was geared more toward providing life-long work skills to students than in providing a broad-based academic focus

1999: Candidate for the Stillwater School Board. Bachmann lost the election

2000: Won election to the Minnesota State Senate, representing District 56. In the Republican Primary, Bachmann defeated 18-year incumbent Gary Laidig for the Republican nomination for State Senator from her district

2002: Won election to the Minnesota State Senate, representing District 52

2004: Bachmann was appointed as the Assistant Minority Leader in charge of Policy for the State Senate Republican Caucus. She held that post until July, 2005

2006: Won election to the U.S. House of Representatives representing Minnesota's 6th congressional district. Michele Bachmann became the first Republican woman to be elected to the U.S. House from Minnesota

2007-Present: Served as a Congresswoman from the Minnesota's 6th Congressional District

2008: Won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives representing Minnesota's 6th congressional district

2010: Co-founder of the House of Representatives Tea Party Caucus on July 16, 2010

2010: Won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives representing Minnesota's 6th congressional district

2011-2012: Candidate for the Republican Presidential Nomination. On June 13, 2011; during the debate she announced she had filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission, though her official announcement of her candidacy did not come until June 27, 2011

2012: Michele Bachmann dropped out of the Republican Presidential race in January, after placing a distant 6th place in the Iowa Caucuses.

2012: Candidate for re-election to Congress

October, 2012: The Michele Bachmann Campaign announced that she had raised raised $4.5 million during the third quarter of 2012. This total makes her the leading fund-raiser among all Republican House candidates for the 3rd Quarter.

November 6, 2012: Michele Bachmann wins re-election in a tight race.

2013: Michelle Bachmann announces retirement. In a YouTube announcement, she declared that she will not seek re-election for a fifth term. "After a great deal of thought and deliberation, I have decided next year I will not seek a fifth congressional term to represent the wonderful people of the sixth district of Minnesota. After serious consideration I am confident that this is the right decision... The law limits anyone from serving as president of the United States for more than eight years. And in my opinion, well eight years is also long enough for an individual to serve as a representative for a specific congressional district."



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Michele and Marcus Bachmann

Michele and Marcus Bachmann

Michele Bachmann Personal Information:

Michele Marie Amble (born April 6, 1956)

Michele Bachmann Family:

Spouse: Marcus Bachmann (m. 1978)


Lucas Bachmann

Harrison Bachmann

Elisa Bachmann

Caroline Bachmann

Sophia Bachmann



1974: Diploma., Anoka High School

1978: BA., Winona State University

1979-1986: O. W. Coburn School of Law

1988: Marshall-Wythe School of Law







Religion: Evangelical Christian

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