The Full Wiki

More info on Mee Moua

Mee Moua: Wikis


Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! This article doesn't yet, but we're working on it! See more info or our list of citable articles.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Mee Moua

Minnesota state senator Mee Moua, the highest serving Hmong American politician, speaks at a rally on Oct. 30, 2008 in support of Barack Obama, Al Franken and other Minnesota Democratic candidates.

Member of the Minnesota Senate
from the 67th district
In office

Born June 30, 1969 (1969-06-30) (age 40)
Xieng Khouang, Laos
Political party Democratic Farmer Labor Party
Spouse(s) Yee Chang
Children 3
Residence Saint Paul, Minnesota
Alma mater Brown University
Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs
University of Minnesota Law School
Profession attorney, legislator

Mee Moua (born June 30, 1969 in Xieng Khouang, Laos), is a Hmong American politician and member of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party. She represents District 67 in the Minnesota Senate, which includes portions of the city of Saint Paul in Ramsey County, which is in the Twin Cities metropolitan area.[1]

Currently in her second term, Moua chairs the Judiciary Committee and holds the highest office of any Hmong American politician. She also serves on the senate's Taxes and Transportation committees, and is a member of the Finance subcommittee for the Public Safety Budget Division and the Transportation Budget and Policy Division, of the Judiciary Subcommittee for Data Practices, and of the Taxes Subcommittee for the Property Tax Division.[2]

Moua was first elected with 60% of the vote in a special election held on January 29, 2002. She succeeded Senator Randy Kelly, who resigned after being elected mayor of Saint Paul. She was re-elected in November 2002 and, again, in November 2006.[3]

Moua's father was a medic in the Vietnam War. At the end of the war, her family fled to Thailand when Moua was five years old. In 1978 her family, along with other Hmong refugees, moved to the United States.[4]

Moua obtained an undergraduate degree from Brown University, a master's degree from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Minnesota Law School. In addition to her senate duties, she practices as an attorney.[5] She is a member of the Democratic National Committee and also serves as a board member for the Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum.[6]

She is married to Yee Chang, with whom she has three children.


External links



Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address