Proudly representing Senate District 31
Sen. Michelle Benson is serving her fourth term in the Minnesota Senate. She represents District 31, which includes portions of Anoka, Isanti, and Sherburne counties. Senator Benson currently serves on the Human Services Reform Committee, Finance Committee, 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 maintains an inactive CPA license. Her background includes audit and consulting work Deloitte, as well as executive director at the Upper Midwest Security Alliance.
She serves as a board member for the Challenger Learning Center of Minnesota and The Way of the Shepherd Montessori School.
Sen. Benson resides in Ham Lake with her husband Craig, and their children.
- Chair, Health and Human Services Finance and Policy
- Vice Chair, Human Services Reform Finance and Policy