In 2000, Satveer Chaudhary became the first Asian Indian senator in American history. In 1996, when he was elected state representative, Chaudhary became the first Asian-American member of the Minnesota Legislature and only the fourth Asian Indian elected to a state legislature in the United States. Currently Senator Chaudhary is the senate's youngest member at age 32. He represents District 52, which includes the communities of Columbia Heights, Fridley, Hilltop, Mounds View and New Brighton, northern suburbs of Minneapolis and Saint Paul.
Public Policy14 years in the Minnesota legislature advancing public policy in environment, judiciary, business and civil law · Chair of Senate Environment Committee developing public policy, and regulatory issues engaging with business, advocacy groups, grassroots organizations and internal stakeholders · Proficient in navigating state and federal government public policy landscapes · Federal government experience as Congressional staff member for Senator Edward Kennedy · Directed, executed and hosted Congressional events for Asian-American Friendship Council executing business and global trade partnerships · Experienced in providing counsel and brokering deals with opposing groups within private industry, PACs, grassroots organizations, the public, and various state and federal agencies · 5 years on the State Legislative Energy Commission affiliating business, government stakeholders, public advocacy groups and grassroots organizations to create partnerships and establish effective public policy · Directed and executed comprehensive public policy strategies conforming with state and federal government guidelines · Conceived of, authored, negotiated and enacted first pro-business and pro-environmental changes to state's Wetland Protection Act since 1991: conforming to state and federal government environmental policy · Engagement of business, PACs, state and federal public policy stake holders and advocacy groups in the areas of business, environmental regulation, civil law and public policy and interpretation of key applicable laws