Kathy Saltzman

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Kathy Saltzman
Minnesota State Senate District 56
Former member
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Democratic Farmer-Labor
Profession Communications Director
Kathy Saltzman (b. June 4, 1955) was a Democratic member of the Minnesota State Senate. She was first elected to the position in November of 2006, with her term expiring in 2010. She was defeated in the November 2, 2010, general election. She served as the Majority Whip.

Before becoming a Senator, Saltzman had previous political experience. Saltzman was a aide in the St. Paul Mayor's Office in the Children and Families Division and a former lobbyist for Schools for Equity in Education. Saltzman was also a Public Relations employee for the University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinics.

Saltzman graduated from Iowa with her Bachelor's Degree.

Committee assignments

Prior to leaving the senate, Saltzman was a member of these committees:



See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2010

Saltzman lost re-election to the 56th District seat in 2010. She had no primary opposition. Ted Lillie ran for the seat on the Republican ticket. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[2]


On November 7, 2006, Saltzman won election to the 56th District Seat in the Minnesota State Senate, defeating Brian LeClair (R).[3]

Minnesota State Senate, District 56 (2006)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Kathy Saltzman (DFL) 19,936 52.92%
Brian LeClair (R) 17,711 47.01%
Write-In 26 0.07%

Campaign donors

In 2006, Saltzman collected $71,167 in donations.[4]

Her five largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Public Fund $14,483
Kathy Saltzman $5,000
56th Senate District DFL $3,025
Leonard Price House District 56B Cmte $1,500
Minnesota Women's Campaign Fund $500

District 56

Saltzman represented Minnesota Senate District 56. District 56 includes the Minneapolis/St. Paul suburbs of Stillwater and Woodbury near the Minnesota-Wisconsin border[5].


Kathy is married to Tom Saltzman. They have two children and reside in Woodbury, Minnesota.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Minnesota State Senate District 56
Succeeded by
Ted Lillie (R)