Minnesota (District: 2)
John Paul Kline (born September 6, 1947) is an American politician who has served as a member of the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_House_of_Representatives">United States House of Representatives from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minnesota%27s_2nd_congressional_district">Minnesota’s 2nd congressional district since 2003. The district includes most of the southern suburbs of the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minneapolis-St._Paul">Twin Cities, including http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_Valley,_Minnesota">Apple Valley, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inver_Grove_Heights">Inver Grove Heights, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burnsville,_Minnesota">Burnsville and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eagan,_Minnesota">Eagan. A member of the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Republican_Party">Republican Party, Kline serves as the Chairman of the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_House_Committee_on_Education_and_the_Workforce">House Committee on Education and the Workforce. Kline is known as one of the most http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conservative">conservative Congressman in the 109th Congress.
In 2010, John Kline was chosen by his peers to serve as the Chairman of the Education and the Workforce Committee for the 112th Congress. A 25-year veteran of the Marine Corps, he also serves on the House Armed Services Committee.
During his successful career in the Marine Corps, he served as a helicopter pilot and earned the responsibility of flying Marine One, the President’s personal helicopter. He also served as a personal military aide to Presidents Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan.
John and his wife, Vicky, live in Burnsville, Minnesota. He is especially proud of his two children and four grandchildren.