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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

Dec 19, 2013
Yesterday the MNsure board deliberated over whether or not MNsure—Minnesota’s insurance exchange—should take an “active purchaser” approach, which would empower MNsure to limit the health plans and choices available in the exchange. The board did not adopt the active purchaser approach, at least for now.
Dec 4, 2013
On Tuesday U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes issued a ruling that said the city of Detroit could file for protection from creditors under Chapter 9 of the bankruptcy code. "The city no longer has the resources to provide its citizens with basic police, fire and emergency services," he said, ruling that the city “was and is insolvent.”
Nov 15, 2013
But there is a big problem with Obama’s short-term political solution: He has no authority to unilaterally decree a fix to a law that Congress passed and he signed.
Oct 30, 2013
The pension commission is meeting in Saint Paul during the interim, wisely taking advantage of the quiet before the session starts up next February. One of the topics last week was “review and reconsideration of the Commission’s Principles of Pension Policy.”
Oct 9, 2013
Self-governance requires training in citizenship and the rough and tumble of free markets that have produced the greatest, broad-based prosperity in history.
Sep 25, 2013
In reading about how to measure success, I keep bumping into the idea that "you get what you measure." In the context of public pension fund management, I thought this was a useful idea to explore. What are we measuring and what are the results?
Sep 3, 2013
After several years of observing the pension players and attempting to find the right ingredients for a sustainable defined benefit system, I concluded a while back that it cannot be done. Politicians should not be in charge of anyone’s retirement but their own. And taxpayers should not have to guarantee anyone’s retirement but their own.
Sep 3, 2013
I keep getting an email entitled, “WOW I think he upset her!!” I get it from my left-wing relatives and I just got it from my favorite tea party patriot aunt. These senders have two things in common: first, they are retired. Second, they love to forward emails to me!
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.