Gregory D. “Greg” Clausen (born October 1947) represents Senate District 57, which includes Apple Valley, Rosemount, Coates, and portions of northeast Lakeville.
Clausen is an educator serving over 40 years in the Bloomington and Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan Public Schools – District 196 as a classroom teacher, coach, assistant principal, high school principal and district office administrator. His most recent job was securing federal and state program funding for District 196 by writing and administering grants.
Clausen grew up in Bloomington and attended Augsburg College earning a de- gree in the Social Sciences and Education. He later received an M.A. in Education Curriculum and Instruction and an Ed. Specialist Degree in Education Administration from the University of St. Thomas.
Clausen currently serves on the Dakota County Affordable Housing Coalition, Heading Home Dakota Committee to end homelessness and as the Board of Directors Vice Chair of Dakota Woodlands, a homeless shelter for women and children in Eagan. He also is a board member for the Rocky Mountain Region of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans and is a former member of the University of Minnesota College in the Schools Advisory Board.
Clausen has received Distinguished Service Awards from the Lake Conference Association of Schools, Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan Public Schools, Minnesota Association of Secondary School Principals and the City of Rosemount.
Clausen and his wife Roberta have three children and three grandsons.