Senator Michelle Benson

Deputy Majority Leader
Proudly representing Senate District 31
Communities in Anoka, Isanti, and Sherburne counties

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Meet Senator Benson

Sen. Michelle Benson is serving her third term in the Minnesota Senate. She represents district 31, which includes Anoka, Isanti, and Sherburne counties. Senator Benson currently serves as a deputy majority leader and as chair of the Health and Human Services Finance and Policy Committee.

Sen. Benson was raised on a farm in the western Minnesota community of Murdock and graduated with a B.A. in chemistry from St. Catherine University in Saint Paul. She later attended the University of St. Thomas, where she earned her M.B.A. Senator Benson is a certified public accountant and has worked as an auditor and consultant at Deloitte, as well as the Upper Midwest Security Alliance.

She is an active member of her community, having served as a Boy Scout and Cub Scout leader, as well as a board member, treasurer, secretary, and administrator for The Way of the Shepherd Montessori School. She is a member of the North Metro Chamber of Commerce, the Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants, the National Federation of Independent Businesses, and the National Rifle Association.

Sen. Benson resides in Ham Lake with her husband Craig, a small business owner, and their three children.



  • Chair, Health and Human Services Finance and Policy
  • Vice Chair, Rules and Administration
  • Finance
  • Human Services Reform Finance and Policy
Senator Michelle Benson