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5th District: Tammy Lee


CANDIDATE STATEMENT
Tammy Lee is a respected professional in business, media and politics. For the past seven years, she has worked in the airline and tourism industry. Currently, she is the vice president of corporate affairs for a $2 billion privately-held vacation packaging and technology company, The Mark Travel Corp. Locally, they own TransGlobal Vacations. Prior to that, she was the managing director of corporate affairs for US Airways and, before that, vice president of marketing and corporate affairs for Sun Country Airlines. Politically, she was the communications director for Hubert H. "Skip" Humphrey's gubernatorial bid in 1998. Before that, she served as press secretary to U.S. Sen. Byron Dorgan in Washington, D.C.

Lee had no competition in the 2006 September primary.

Candidate Bio

Tammy Lee
Political affiliation:
Independence Party
Born:
Alexandria, Minn.

Personal:
Mother of two-year old daughter.
Resides in Golden Valley.
Catholic

Occupation:
Vice president of corporate affairs for The Mark Travel Corp.
Education:
MBA from the University of St. Thomas, and B.A. degrees in political science and speech communication and theatre arts from Concordia College.
Political experience:
Communications director for Hubert H. "Skip" Humphrey's gubernatorial bid in 1998. Served as press secretary to U.S. Sen. Byron Dorgan in Washington, DC.

Campaign contribution profile

Total receipts
$99,177
Total disbursements
$85,282
Cash on hand
$13,895
Source: Federal Elections Commission
October 2006

Resources and Links

Campaign Web site:
Document www.tammyleeforcongress.com

Candidate Pages

Victory dance
Ellison campaigned heavily against the war in Iraq and has put environmental and health care issues at the top of his list of priorities. (11/08/2006)
Michele Bachmann
Democrat Keith Ellison was elected as the nation's first Muslim member of Congress on Tuesday, easily winning a Minneapolis-area district Republicans had not carried since 1962. He is also Minnesota's first nonwhite representative in Washington. (11/07/2006)
5th District candidates
In less than a week, voters in Minnesota's 5th District will elect a new representative to Congress for the first time in nearly three decades. (11/01/2006)
U.S. Rep. Martin Sabo's retirement this year created something of a rarity: an open seat in Congress. With less than three weeks unil the election, Midday listeners get a chance to meet the candidates hoping to take Sabo's place. (Midday, 10/20/2006)
Democratic congressional candidate Keith Ellison is accusing a St. Louis Park woman of working with a Minneapolis writer to blackmail his campaign. (10/19/2006)
The three major party candidates for the 5th Congressional District seat met for a debate Tuesday evening at a St. Louis Park synagogue. DFLer Keith Ellison, Republican Alan Fine and Independence Party candidate Tammy Lee were asked their views on health care, the war in Iraq and the United States' relationship with Israel. (10/18/2006)
In Minnesota's 5th Congressional District, Muslims are speaking with a newly found political voice. (10/13/2006)
Alan Fine, the Republican candidate for Congress in the 5th District, was charged with domestic violence in 1995 for allegedly assaulting his wife, and he later had his record expunged. Fine reacted angrily to a Star Tribune report about the incident, saying he is innocent. (10/07/2006)
The three major-party candidates running for Congress in Minnesota's 5th Congressional District met in their first debate since Tuesday's primary. (09/15/2006)
Alan Fine is trying to do what Keith Ellison's DFL rivals couldn't: capitalize on reports of Ellison's past. Fine calls Ellison "unfit" to serve. (09/13/2006)
The seat has been dominated by DFLers for decades, but Ellison's Republican opponent in November says he'll question Ellison's character, a campaign theme that was used over the summer by Ellison's DFL opponents. (09/13/2006)
As the primary election nears, two of the DFLers running for Congress in Minnesota's 5th District say one of their opponents, Mike Erlandson, has gone negative. Erlandson sent out a mailing asking voters if Keith Ellison is above the law, and if Ember Reichgott Junge is out of touch with the district. (09/07/2006)
Former DFL Party Chair Mike Erlandson is touting the endorsement of one of the leading critics of the war in Iraq in an attempt to distinguish himself among the DFLers running for Minnesota's 5th Congressional District seat. (09/01/2006)
Midday hosts a live Minnesota State Fair debate between four of the DFL candidates hoping to succeed U.S. Rep. Martin Sabo in the House of Representatives. (Midday, 08/24/2006)
The DFL candidates in Minnesota's 5th Congressional District are busy campaigning just weeks before primary election day. Four of them will appear at debate at the Minnesota State Fair with the hopes of attracting DFL support. (08/24/2006)