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Martin Olav Sabo
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Birth Date:February 28, 1938
Astrology Sign:Pisces
Chinese Sign:Tiger - Yang
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Occupation:US Politician

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Martin Olav Sabo

Biography:Martin Olav Sabo (born February 28, 1938) is an American politician and member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL) and the current United States Representative for Minnesota's Fifth Congressional District (map), which includes Minneapolis.

Sabo was born of Norwegian immigrant parents in Crosby, North Dakota and in 1959 received a B.A. from Augsburg College in Minneapolis, later pursuing graduate studies at the University of Minnesota. He was elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 1960 at the age of 22, later serving as minority leader (1969-72) and as house speaker (1973-78). During his tenure in the state house he served terms as president of the National Conference of State Legislatures and of the National Legislative Conference, and was a presidential appointee to the National Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations.

When Congressman Don Fraser stepped down to run for the US Senate, Sabo became the Democratic candidate to succeed him. He won easily in November 1978 and has been reelected thirteen times without anything resembling serious opposition.

During the 103rd Congress (1993-94) he chaired the House Budget Committee. In the present (109th) Congress he sits on the House Appropriations Committee, and is the ranking member of that committee's Homeland Security subcommittee.

A Lutheran, Sabo is married and has two children and six grandchildren. His daughter, Julie Sabo, is a former member of the Minnesota Senate and was the 2002 Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party nominee for Lieutenant Governor. During the course of his career Sabo referred to himself as a "liberal decentrist", preferring progressive politics, but local control instead of federal control.

On March 18, 2006 he announced that he will not run for reelection, ending 46 years as an elected official, including 28 years in Congress - the second-longest tenure in either house of Congress in the state's history, behind only fellow Democrat Jim Oberstar. The 5th is so heavily Democratic that whoever wins the DFL nomination is all but assured of being the district's next congressman - and only the fourth person to represent the district since 1943. Within a week of Sabo's announcement, there were a dozen candidates vying for the DFL endorsement.

Chinese Horoscope for Martin Olav Sabo
Includes characteristics and Vices
Martin Olav Sabo's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: January 31, 1938 - February 18, 1939
Birthday: February 28, 1938

The Tiger is a Yang,
and is the Third sign of the Chinese horoscope.

Good Luck

Personality and Character Cards:
Personality and character cards are identical!

Martin Olav Sabo's Personality Tarot Card The Lovers - Personality Card

Birthday: February 28, 1938

A relationship or love affair with a trial or choice involved.

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Based on this year's birthday

Martin Olav Sabo's Growth Tarot Card The Hierophant

Birthday: February 28, 2018

Guidance on religious matters and the need to find spiritual meaning in life.




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