Timothy James "Tim" Walz (born April 6, 1964) is an American politician and member of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party who has served as the U.S. Representative for Minnesota's 1st congressional district since 2007.
The district comprises the state's southern end, running along the entire border with Iowa. It includes Rochester, Austin, Winona and Mankato.
A retired Command Sergeant Major in the Army National Guard, Walz is the highest-ranking enlisted soldier ever to serve in Congress. A moderate Democrat, Walz was first elected in 2006, defeating six-term Republican incumbent Gil Gutknecht. He has since been re-elected four times and serves on the Agriculture, Transportation and Infrastructure and Veterans' Affairs committees...
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