Lyndon R. Carlson
State Representative Lyndon Carlson has been a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives since 1973. He is DFL Lead of the House Ways and Means Committee and also serves on the State Government Finance and Taxes Committees. Throughout his career in the legislature, he has been a strong advocate for education at all levels helping to provide high quality educational opportunities that are affordable and accessible to Minnesota residents. He is known as a strong, respectful leader with the ability to bring people together to achieve a positive outcome. As a parent, grandparent and retired teacher, he believes that quality education is not only a right in our society, but also the most important responsibility we have to the next generation. He believes the Legislature must work to ensure that every resident has access to high quality, comprehensive educational opportunities and that educators and parents have the tools they need to impact learning more effectively. In serving his district, which is in the suburbs of Minneapolis, he places a high priority on constituent service and responsiveness to constituent issues. His dedication is demonstrated by his 100% attendance in the legislature since first elected. He is an active member of his community and serves on the Northwest YMCA Board of Directors. Carlson is a graduate of Minnesota State University Mankato where he was recently chosen to receive the Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award. He is a retired social studies and business teacher in the Minneapolis Public Schools. Representative Carlson and his wife Carole have three children and six grandchildren.