Melissa Hortman

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Democratic/Farmer/Labor Minnesota

State House (Minnesota 47B)

Family: Husband: Mark; 2 Children: Colin, Sophie

Born: 05/27/1970 Fridley, MN

Home: Brooklyn Park, Minnesota

Religion: Catholic

Education: JD, University of Minnesota Law School, 1995 BA, Political Science/Philosophy, Boston University, 1991

Profession: Vice President, John's Auto Parts, 2003-present Attorney, Rider, Bennett, Egan and Arundel, 2000-2002 Owner, Melissa A. Hortman, Attorney at Law, Practicing Attorney, 1997-2000 Attorney, Central Minnesota Legal Services, 1996-1997 Law Clerk, Judge John Sommerville, Hennepin County, 1996 Legislative Correspondent, United States Senator John Kerry, 1991-1992 Legislative Intern, United States Senator Al Gore, 1991 Businessperson

Political: Assistant Majority Leader, Minnesota State House of Representatives, 2006-present Representative, Minnesota State House of Representatives, 2004-present Candidate, Minnesota State House of Representatives, District 47B, 2002

Congressional Membership: Member, Citizens Long Range Improvement Committee, City of Brooklyn Park, 2002-present Board Member, Minnesota Women's Political Caucus, 2002-2003 Member, Human Relations Commission, City of Brooklyn Park, 1998-2000

Organization Membership: Member, Anoka-Hennepin School District 11 Parent Legislative Team, present Board Member, Free2B!, 2003-present Board Member, Business Democrats, 2002-present Leader, Girl Scouts, 2002-present Sunday School Teacher, Church of Saint Timothy, 2000-2002


Civil Justice

Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division

Rules and Legislative Administration

Transportation Finance and Policy Division

Transportation and Transit Policy and Oversight Division


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