1954 – Born in July 12th in South St. Paul, Minnesota. Betty McCollum is a Democrat serving in her fourth term in Congress representing families in Minnesota’s Fourth District.
1986 – McCollum was elected to the North St. Paul City Council.
1993 – McCollum served four-terms in the Minnesota House and was an elected member of Democratic leadership for six years.
2000 – Elected to Congress, Betty McCollum is only the second woman elected to serve in Washington since Minnesota achieved statehood.
2006 – The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) awarded the Henry T. Yost Congressional Recognition Award to Rep. Betty McCollum of Minnesota.
– McCollum was re-elected with 70% of the vote.
2007 – Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) received the Congressional Award for Global Health from the Global Health Council and the African Union.