Amy Jean Klobuchar was born on May 25, 1960 (59), in Plymouth, Minnesota. She is an American politician in the senior United States senators, and a lawyer.
Amy Klobuchar Education Details
Klobuchar attended public school in Plymouth and was valedictorian at Wayzata High School. Then she got a Bachelor of Arts in political science at Yale University in 1982.
After she graduated, she enrolled at the University of Chicago Law School, where she served as an editor of the “University of Chicago Law Review” and received her Juris Doctor in 1985.
Amy Klobuchar Parents
Daughter of Rose Heuberger and Jim Klobuchar, her mom was a teacher and her dad, Jim, is an author with Slovene descendence. Her maternall grandparents emigrated from Switzerland. Amy’s parents divorced when she was a teen and she had a bad relationship with her father.
Amy Klobuchar Career Details
After her studies, Klobuchar worked as a corporate lawyer and then a prosecutor. In that period she was a partner at the Minnesota law firms Dorsey & Whitney and Gray Plant Moody, where she specialized in “Regulatory work in the telecommunications law”.
She appeared for the first time into the political environment, after she gave birth to her daughter Abigail and was forced to leave the hospital in 24h, while the baby needed more attention because she born with a disorder. So Klobuchar appeared before the Minnesota State Legislature advocating for a bill that would guarantee new mothers a 48-hours hospital stay. The bill was approved and President Clinton made the policy federal law no more time later.
Amy Klobuchar was a candidate for the public office in 1994 when she ran for the Hennepin County attorney. She decided to quit the race if Michael Freeman got back in the race. So when he failed to win the endorsement of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, he came back to the race, and Amy supported Freeman for reelection.
Before 1998 Klobuchar was active in supporting DFL candidates, including Freeman. Then in 1998, she was elected Hennepin County attorney and reelected in 2002 with no opposition. She was also President of the Minnesota County Attorneys Association from November 2002 to November 2003.
Klobuchar started her career as a U.S. senator in 2006 when she won the election with 58% of the vote. She is the first woman to be elected U.S. senator from Minnesota. In 2012 she won a second term against Republican, Kurt Bills. In 2018 Klobuchar run for a third term and was reelected.
Once in the Senate, Klobuchar negotiated a major funding package to rebuild a highway bridge that had collapsed over the Mississippi River in August 2007. She also championed numerous farm bills, befitting an agricultural state, and took a special interest in veterans affairs.
In 2019 Klobuchar announced that she was seeking the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020. In March 2020 she dropped out.
Amy Klobuchar policy positions are:
- Healthcare: she does not support “Medicare for All”, and she expressed her opposition to eliminating private insurance. She had also sponsored bipartisan legislation that would lower for the cost of prescription drugs, and allow Medical to directly negotiate drugs prices with pharmaceutical companies;
- Immigration: she voted for 2013 immigration legislation to provide a path to citizenship to most undocumented immigrants. She does not support abolishing Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), but believes that agency should be reformed;
- Climate change: she does not support the Green New Deal, but says the would have the Us re-join the Paris Accord;
- Abortion: she has supported abortion rights in her voting record, earning a 100% alignment rating from Planned Parenthood;
- Education: she supports expanding access to technical and vocational training and reducing student debt burdens;
- Guns: Klobuchar believes people need to protect themselves.
Amy Klobuchar Body Measurements
Klobuchar is 173 cm high and weight 61kg.
Amy Klobuchar Husband And Kids
She married Jhon Bassier, a private practice attorney and Professor of Baltimore School of Law, in 1993. They have a daughter, Abigail Klobauchar Bassier who graduated from Yale University and works as a Legislative director.
Amy has received many awards during her career like “Attorney of the Year” in 2001, “Best of Congress” in 2008, and “Sheldon Coleman Great Outdoors Award” in 2012.
Amy Klobuchar Net Worth
Amy Klobuchar and her husband’s net worth is estimated to be around $2 million.