Satveer Chaudhary

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Satveer Chaudhary
Minnesota State Senate District 50
Former member
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Democratic Farmer-Labor
Profession Attorney
Satveer Chaudhary (b. June 12, 1969) was a Democratic member of the Minnesota State Senate. He was first elected to the position in 2000 and was re-elected in 2006, with his term expiring in 2010. Before becoming a Senator, Chaudhary was a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives from 1996 to 2000. He was defeated in the 2010 Democratic primary by .

Chaudhary has had extensive political experience before becoming a Senator. Chaudhary was a Foreign Policy Intern for the late United States Senator Edward M. Kennedy and was a Special Assistant for former Minnesota Attorney General Hubert H. Humphrey III.

Chaudhary graduated from St. Olaf College with his Bachelor's degree and later graduated with his Juris Doctor degree from Minnesota Law.

Committee assignments

Chadudhary is a member of these committees:



See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2010

Chaudhary ran for re-election to the 50th District Seat in 2010, losing to Democratic primary challenger Barbara Goodwin by a margin of 5,470-2,354.[2]


On November 7, 2006, Chaudhary won re-election to the 50th District Seat in the Minnesota State Senate, defeating Rae Hart Anderson (R).[3]

Minnesota State Senate General Election, District 50, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSatveer Chaudhary Incumbent 63.3% 19,139
     Republican Rae Hart Anderson 36.7% 11,105
Total Votes 30,244

Campaign donors

In 2006, Chaudhary collected $59,179 in donations.[4]

His five largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Public Fund $15,853
Senate District 50 DFL $4,600
Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community $500
St. Paul Teachers Retirement Fund Association $500
Committee of Automobile Retailers $500

District 50

Chadudhary represented Minnesota Senate District 50 District 50 includes the Minneapolis/St. Paul suburbs of Columbia Heights, Fridley, and New Brighton[5].


Savateer is married to Dee Chadudhary. They have four children and reside in Fridley, Minnesota.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Minnesota State Senate District 50
Succeeded by
Barbara Goodwin (DFL)