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Jeremy Kalin

Jeremy Kalin
Member of the Minnesota House of Representatives
from the 17B district
In office
January 3, 2007 – January 3, 2011
Preceded by Pete Nelson
Succeeded by Bob Barrett
Personal details
Born (1975-01-03) January 3, 1975
St. Louis Park, Minnesota
Political party Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party
Spouse(s) Hope (m. 2007)
Children 2
Alma mater University of Minnesota (B.F.A.)
University of New Mexico
Occupation designer, draftsman, legislator
Religion Jewish

Jeremy N. Kalin (born January 3, 1975) is a Minnesota politician and former member of the Minnesota House of Representatives. A member of the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party (DFL), he represented District 17B, northeast of the Twin Cities metropolitan area. He was a candidate in the 2014 Minnesota Secretary of State election.


  • Early life, education, and career 1
  • Minnesota House of Representatives 2
  • 2014 Minnesota Secretary of State campaign 3
  • Personal life 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Early life, education, and career

Kalin was born in St. Louis Park, Minnesota and grew up in Sioux City, Iowa. He graduated from South High School in Minneapolis. He attended the University of Minnesota, graduating with a B.F.A. in ceramics in 1996.[1] From 2001 to 2003 he did graduate study in architecture and planning at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. Kalin was the sole proprietor of JNK Studio from 1995 to 2004 and also taught at Watershed High School in Minneapolis from 1996 to 2000.[2]

Minnesota House of Representatives

Kalin was first elected in 2006 and was reelected in 2008. He was a member of the House State and Local Government Operations Reform, Technology and Elections Committee, and also served on the Finance subcommittees for the Energy Finance and Policy Division and the State Government Finance Division, and on the State and Local Government Operations Reform, Technology and Elections Subcommittee for the Local Government Division.[1]

On March 2, 2010, he announced that he would not seek a third term.[3]

2014 Minnesota Secretary of State campaign

On July 9, 2013, Kalin announced his candidacy in the 2014 Minnesota Secretary of State election.[4] He announced he was withdrawing on October 4, 2013.[5]

Personal life

Kalin was a member of Concerned River Valley Citizens from 1997 to 2001, of the Chisago County Gateway Task Force from 2003 to 2004, and of the East Central Regional Arts Council from 2005 to 2006, and he has been a member of the League of Women Voters since 2003.[2]

He married his wife, Hope, on August 12, 2007. They have two children.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Kalin, Jeremy". Legislators Past & Present. Minnesota Legislative Reference Library. Retrieved July 10, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Jeremy N. Kalin's Biography".  
  3. ^ Sundquist, Betsy (March 2, 2010). "Kalin won’t seek third term". Politics in Minnesota. Retrieved July 10, 2013. 
  4. ^ Stassen-Berger, Rachel E. (July 9, 2013). "DFLer Kalin latest to join Secretary of State race".  
  5. ^ "Former state Rep. Jeremy Kalin withdraws from secretary of state race".  

External links

  • Jeremy Kalin at Minnesota Legislators Past & Present
  • Jeremy Kalin official campaign website
  • Project Vote Smart - Rep. Jeremy Kalin Profile
  • Minnesota Public Radio Votetracker: Rep. Jeremy Kalin
  • Session Weekly 1/19/2007: "Designing new solutions: Kalin tries to keep the big picture in mind"
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