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Legislative Update - March 5, 2019

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Dear neighbors,

I hope you’ll join me this Saturday at the Minnetonka Community Center for a town hall. Representative Ginny Klevorn, Senator Paul Anderson, and I will be discussing the progress that we’ve made at the Capitol and answering questions from community members.

At the Capitol

I recently attended my first Clean Water Council meeting. This coalition makes recommendations regarding the Clean Water Fund to the legislature and the governor. This fund restores and enhances water quality in lakes, rivers, and streams and protects our groundwater and drinking water sources. I’m honored to serve on the Clean Water Council and excited to work on these important issues. Read more about the Clean Water Council here.

Last Monday was STEM Advocacy Day at the Capitol. Robotics teams from all over the metro area were in attendance, including the Hopkins Technocrats! It was great to see their energy and enthusiasm.

Many thanks to all of the constituents who have come to the Capitol to visit me and talk about the issues that are important to them! This week I met with members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and two kids who were advocating for support for students with dyslexia.

If you plan to visit the Capitol, please contact my legislative assistant Brittney Sunderland at or 651-296-1928 so I can say hello.

In the District

I visited Omegon Youth Residential Treatment Center in Minnetonka over the weekend. The center is run by Volunteers of America and offers specialized treatment for those experiencing serious emotional, social, and/or behavioral disorders combined with use of mood-altering chemicals. I appreciated the opportunity to learn more about the organization and talk with staff. We’re fortunate to have this facility in our community.

Teens who have completed treatment write encouraging messages for remaining Omegon residents on this “graduation wall.”

If you’re interested in helping teens and serving your community, consider applying to be an AmeriCorps Promise Fellow. Promise Fellows support middle school and high school students to help them engage, learn, and succeed. You can learn more and submit an application here.

Please continue to share your concerns and feedback.


Patty Acomb
State Representative