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Governor – Minnesota

Governor Tim Walz

Governor Tim Walz

According to his bio, Tim Walz’s dedication to public service began when, at the age of 17, Tim enlisted in the Army National Guard.  In 1989, he was named Nebraska Citizen-Soldier of the Year. Upon his 1990 return from teaching in China, Tim served full time in the Army National Guard.  He joined his battalion overseas in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. After 24 years in the Army National Guard, Command Sergeant Major Walz retired from the 1-125th Field Artillery Battalion in 2005.  When he retired, Tim was the highest-ranking enlisted National Guard soldier in southern Minnesota.

In Congress, Walz has been a champion for veterans, and an indispensable advocate.  In particular, Walz's historic measure to prevent veterans suicide will save countless American veterans' lives.  The Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act helps bolster VA suicide prevention efforts by incentivizing more psychiatrists to join the VA, better connect veterans with mental health services, and improve connection and coordination between those non-profit mental health organizations providing services, and the VA. Tim is a ranking member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee. Tim serves as co-chair of the National Guard & Reserve Components Caucus, as well.