Keith Ellison is a Representative from Minnesota. He was born in Detroit, Michigan on August 4, 1963.
He received his B.A. from Wayne State University in 1986, and his J.D. from the University of Minnesota in 1990.
He was a member of the Minnesota state house of representatives from 2003-2006, and was elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Tenth and to the five succeeding Congresses (January 3, 2007-present).