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|Minnesota Commissioner of Revenue|
|Assumed office |
January 5, 2015
|Preceded by||Myron Frans|
|Chair of the Federal Election Commission|
January 1, 2011 – December 31, 2011
|Preceded by||Matthew S. Petersen|
|Succeeded by||Caroline C. Hunter|
|Member of the Federal Election Commission|
June 24, 2008 – February 1, 2013
|President||George W. Bush|
|Preceded by||Robert D. Lenhard|
|Succeeded by||Ann Ravel|
|Born||c. 1970 (age 48–49)|
|Alma mater||Concordia College|
Indiana University, Bloomington
Cynthia L. Bauerly is an American civil servant who currently serves as the Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Revenue. She was appointed commissioner in January 2015 after joining the department as deputy commissioner in the spring of 2014. As commissioner, she oversees an agency with more than 1,500 employees that manages over 30 different taxes and collects over $25 billion annually.
Prior to joining Revenue, she served as Deputy Commissioner of Workforce Development at the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) where she led the department’s work of providing economic security for transitioning workers and workforce training and readiness.
Prior to her state government service, she served in various federal roles, including being a member of the United States Federal Election Commission. She was nominated by President George W. Bush on May 6, 2008. Her appointment received the unanimous consent of the United States Senate on June 24, 2008.
Prior to her appointment, Ms. Bauerly served as Legislative Director for Senator Charles E. Schumer of New York. She directed all aspects of the Senator’s legislative agenda by setting and implementing legislative priorities, managing policy staff, advising the Senator on floor strategy, campaign finance and ethics policy, overseeing committee and subcommittee activities, and coordinating with communications staff.
In 2004 and 2005, Ms. Bauerly specialized in intellectual property and business litigation with Fredrikson & Byron in Minneapolis, Minnesota. From February until November 2005, she was the policy director for Amy Klobuchar’s successful United States Senate campaign in Minnesota.
From 2002 until 2004, Ms. Bauerly served as Senator Schumer’s counsel on the Senate Judiciary Committee and Senate Rules Committee. In this position, she advised the Senator on a broad range of policy matters including election reform, campaign finance, technology, telecommunications, intellectual property, antitrust, legal process reform, and immigration.
Prior to her work for Senator Schumer, she specialized in complex litigation and appellate law at Jones Day in Washington, D.C. She previously served as a judicial clerk for Florence-Marie Cooper of the United States District Court for the Central District of California and Theodore R. Boehm of the Indiana Supreme Court.
Ms. Bauerly graduated cum laude from Indiana University School of Law – Bloomington and received a Master of Public Affairs from Indiana University’s School of Environmental and Public Affairs. Ms. Bauerly is a summa cum laude graduate of Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota.
Matthew S. Petersen
| Chairperson of the Federal Election Commission
Caroline C. Hunter
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