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Kim CrockettKim Crockett is American Experiment's Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President and General Counsel.  She is the Executive Director of Minnesota Free Market Institute at Center of the American Experiment.

Prior to joining the Minnesota Free Market Institute, Kim served as corporate counsel to a national bank and had a long legal career in commercial real estate law.

Kim, who is an enthusiastic student of the American Revolution and the written U.S. Constitution, has been a member of the Federalist Society since 1984 when she founded the student chapter at Penn Law in Philadelphia. She is currently Chairman of the Minneapolis Lawyers Chapter. She has a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Minnesota and a J.D. from Penn Law (1987).

Kim also started a small business in 2004 where she serves on the board. Kim is a retired member of the Deephaven City Council and chairman of the five-city Excelsior Fire District. She has served Governor Tim Pawlenty as an appointee to Minnesota Compensation Council and the Minnesota Supreme Court as member of the Committee on Minnesota’s Code of Judicial Conduct.

Kim “has issues” with relaxation, but when she is not reading or working, she might be found in the garden or on the slopes depending on the season. She is a devotee of pilates/yoga despite the attendant jibber jabber. She is a huge fan of Minnesota author, Vince Flynn, and his Mitch Rapp series.

Kim Crockett's Archive

Aug 14, 2013
Center of the American Experiment received a letter last week from U.S. Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois. We are normally thrilled to hear from any elected official given the fact that we are a policy organization. Our excitement quickly turned to indignation upon reading the letter.
Aug 2, 2013
Last week, Moody’s Investor Service announced that it had downgraded the City of Virginia and on Monday night Minneapolis was downgraded from AAA down to a respectable but lower Aa1 rating. Mayor Rybak worked hard and very publicly to recover that AAA rating from Moody’s and touted the achievement and the debt payment savings widely. It is unlikely that the downgrade will get the same publicity.
Jun 17, 2013
Kim Crockett’s Remarks at the Annual Dinner, June 13, 2013 at the Crowne Plaza in Saint Paul, featuring Dr. Ben Carson: Our Mission is to Build a Culture of Prosperity. Why? Because a culture of prosperity is one where big things are possible; people can pursue their dreams because prosperity creates opportunity and American-style social mobility.
May 23, 2013
Please join us in persuading our fellow Minnesotans that liberty, hard work, gratitude and self-restraint are the best Minnesota traditions we can pass on to the next generation.
May 21, 2013
Despite significant opposition from affected citizens, the Legislature rewarded a multi-year campaign by public unions AFSCME and SEIU to open the door to the unionization of both day care workers and personal care attendants (PCAs or home health care aides).
May 13, 2013
“It's easy enough to levy costs when it's ‘somebody else’ who pays, but levy too much and we'll discover, down the road, that we don't like the price.”
May 6, 2013
All of you have constituents who have lost retirement savings in the Great Recession, either in whole or in part and will have to work much longer than they planned to make up those savings. How will you explain this legislation to them?
May 6, 2013
The old defined benefit model is not working and I have lost confidence that it can be saved. These pensions are supposed to be a secure, prudently managed retirement savings vehicle for public employees. Instead they are a political tool.
Apr 29, 2013
The “Happy to Pay for a Better Minnesota” crowd is fully in charge. This does not position Minnesota to compete for the top talent and capital that is shopping the country (and world) for good economic opportunities.