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Upcoming Town Hall

Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Dear Neighbors,

Session is just around the corner, we’ll convene next Monday, February 12th to begin our business for 2024. This year we will focus on delivering investments in projects to boost local economies and policy changes to improve the livelihoods of middle and working class Minnesotans.

Please reach out to me anytime at or 651-296-4363 with your input or questions. You’re also welcome to follow me or ‘like’ my official Facebook page for additional updates.

Upcoming Town Hall

Join us for our Senate District 50 Legislative Town Hall on Thursday, February 29th from 6-7pm at Edina Community Lutheran! I look forward to seeing you there and answering any questions you may have about the 2024 session.


Intern for a Day

My Office's 'Intern for a Day' is back for the 2024 session! Do you know a high school student interested in public policy or politics? Have them sign up!

My office is extending the deadline until Friday, February 9th at 12pm. Assignments will be out by Monday.


Crime Down Across MN, New Gun Laws

New data shows that crime has dropped across Minnesota in every major category. As we move past a pandemic era spike I will continue to support laws and funding that improve public safety, like last year when I voted for record funding in law enforcement and community intervention strategies.

Gun violence remains too high, however, there are two new laws that went into effect this month that will help. The laws will implement improved criminal background checks and extreme risk protection orders to ensure that guns stay out of the hands of those who would cause harm. I look forward to supporting future efforts to prevent gun violence this upcoming session.

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50th and France Business Association’s hires a new Executive Director

Congratulations to long time Edina resident, Rebecca Sorenson on becoming the new director of the 50th and France Business Association!  Full story here.

EV Updates

Last session we passed an Electric Vehicle Rebate Program allowing residents to receive a rebate of up to $2,500 for a new EV purchase and $600 for a used purchase. Electric cars, plug-ins or hybrids purchased or leased on or after May 25, 2023 are eligible. The application process goes live on February 7th, and you can find more information at


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