Matt Entenza has had his eye on the attorney general's office for several years. He was prepared to run in 2002, if Mike Hatch had decided to seek another office. In 2006, that opportunity presented itself when Hatch decided to run for governor. Several days later, Entenza was in the race. Entenza, the House minority leader, says the most important part of being Minnesota's lawyer means keeping Minnesotans and their families safe. And he says that means being a consumer watchdog. Legislatively, Entenza authored the Do-Not-Call law to protect consumers from telemarketing calls.
Entenza received his party endorsement in May, but in July he dropped out of the race when several controversies swirled around him. It was revealed he hired an investigator to dig up dirt on Attorney General Mike Hatch,and there were questions about whether he could adequately monitor the United Health Care group. His wife is an executive with the corporation.
1961, Worthington, Minn.
Married to Lois Quam. Three children.
Resides in St. Paul.
Attorney. Minority Leader in Minnesota House of Representatives.
B.A. Macalester College in environmental studies. Oxford University. JD, University of Minnesota.
|Major political experience:
First elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 1994.
|Entenza announces withdrawl from race (8/18/06)|
debates Rep. Jeff Johnson (4/6/06)
announces his candidacy for AG (10/26/05)
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