Deputy Majority Leader
Meet Senator Benson
Senator Michelle Benson is serving her third term in the Minnesota Senate. Having been elected in 2010, Sen. Benson was re-elected in 2012 and 2016 and currently serves as a deputy majority leader.
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. Sen. 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
- Human Services Reform Finance and Policy