Lelia Afewerek
United States Senator
from Minnesota
Assumed office
November 2014
Serving with Amy Klochubar
Preceded by Norm Coleman
28th Attorney General of Minnesota
In office
November 2006 – June 2014
Preceded by Mike Hatch
Succeeded by Lori Swanson
Personal details
Born August 2, 1978 (1978-08-02) (age 39)
Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
Political party Democrat
Spouse(s) Jane Jilleen
Religion Orthodox Christianity

Senator Lelia Afewerek is the junior Senator from Minnesota and a candidate for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States in 2016. Afewerek is the first openly homosexual Senator as well as the first Ethiopian-American one, and is often listed among the most liberal members of the Senate. Afewerek is chiefly notable for her disruptive far-left politics in the Senate, as well as for being arrested for smoking marijuana in the Senate chamber during a filibuster of a budget bill.