League of Cities honors 30 state lawmakers for their help

The Minnesota League of Cities is honoring 30 state legislators for their work during the 2013 session in aiding cities around the state.

Of the 12 senators and 18 representatives to make the list, seven are Republicans and 23 are DFLers.

The League calls them “Legislators of Distinction,” and says they were responsible for a “specific act, bill, sponsorship, or actions in support of city-friendly legislation that justify the appreciation of Minnesota’s 853 cities.”

The League’s list (An asterisk [*] indicates legislators who are also former elected city officials]:

Minnesota House of Representatives
· Rep. Paul Anderson, R-Starbuck

· Rep. Jim Davnie, DFL-Minneapolis

· Rep. Ron Erhardt, DFL-Edina

· Rep. Peter Fischer, DFL-Maplewood

· Rep. Mike Freiberg, DFL-Golden Valley*

· Rep. Bob Gunther, R-Fairmont

· Rep. Laurie Halverson, DFL-Eagan

· Rep. Frank Hornstein, DFL-Minneapolis

· Rep. Ann Lenczewski, DFL-Bloomington*

· Rep. Ben Lien, DFL-Moorhead

· Rep. Mary Murphy, DFL-Hermantown

· Rep. Michael Nelson, DFL-Brooklyn Center

· Rep. Steve Simon, DFL-St. Louis Park

· Rep. Erik Simonson, DFL-Duluth

· Rep. Linda Slocum, DFL-Richfield

· Rep. Paul Torkelson, R-Hanska

· Rep. Mark Uglem, R-Champlin*

· Rep. Nick Zerwas, R-Elk River*

Minnesota Senate
· Sen. Jim Carlson, DFL-Eagan

· Sen. Scott Dibble, DFL-Minneapolis

· Sen. Kari Dziedzic, DFL-Minneapolis

· Sen. Melisa Franzen, DFL-Edina

· Sen. John Marty, DFL-Roseville

· Sen. Sandy Pappas, DFL-St. Paul

· Sen. John C. Pederson, R-St. Cloud*

· Sen. Roger Reinert, DFL-Duluth*

· Sen. Ann Rest, DFL-New Hope

· Sen. Bev Scalze, DFL-Little Canada*

· Sen. David H. Senjem, R-Rochester*

· Sen. Rod Skoe, DFL-Clearbrook.

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