2009 Legislators of Distinction

League honors 27 Minnesota lawmakers as 2009 Legislators of Distinction

(July 16, 2009—St. Paul, Minn.) The League of Minnesota Cities has selected 13 state senators and 14 members of the Minnesota House of Representatives as Legislators of Distinction for 2009. The honor recognizes legislators for specific actions that aided efforts of Minnesota cities during the 2009 legislative session. Legislators of Distinction are chosen yearly to emphasize the fact that in order to successfully serve commonly shared constituents, state and city officials must work together to meet the unique needs of rural, suburban, and urban main streets all across Minnesota. Legislators of Distinction for 2009 are:

Minnesota House of Representatives
Rep. Tony Cornish, R- Good Thunder
Rep. Jim Davnie, DFL-Minneapolis
Rep. Kent Eken, DFL- Twin Valley
Rep. Frank Hornstein, DFL-Minneapolis
Rep. Melissa Hortman, DFL-Brooklyn Park
Rep. Larry Hosch, DFL-St. Joseph
Rep. Morrie Lanning, R-Moorhead
Rep. Diane Loeffler, DFL-Minneapolis
Rep. Paul Marquart, DFL-Dilworth
Rep. Mike Nelson, DFL-Brooklyn Park
Rep. Brita Sailer, DFL-Park Rapids
Rep. Bev Scalze, DFL-Little Canada
Rep. Steve Simon, DFL-St. Louis Park
Rep. Paul Torkelson, R-Nelson Township

Minnesota Senate
Sen. Ellen Anderson, DFL-St. Paul
Sen. Tom Bakk, DFL-Cook
Sen. Don Betzold, DFL-Fridley
Sen. Tarryl Clark, DFL-St. Cloud
Sen. Scott Dibble, DFL-Minneapolis
Sen. Steve Dille, R-Dassel
Sen. Dennis Frederickson, R-New Ulm
Sen. Ann Lynch, DFL-Rochester
Sen. Yvonne Prettner Solon, DFL-Duluth
Sen. Ann Rest, DFL-New Hope
Sen. Sandy Rummel, DFL-White Bear Lake
Sen. Rod Skoe, DFL-Clearbrook
Sen. Dan Skogen, DFL-Hewitt

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