Roseville rep named to House leadership

District 42B Rep. Jamie Becker-Finn was elected by her Minnesota House colleagues to be an assistant majority leader, according to a Dec. 11 House release.

The Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party flipped control of the House in this fall’s midterm election, setting up the opportunity for Becker-Finn, newly elected to her second term, to move into the leadership position.

“I am honored to be elected by my peers to serve as Assistant Majority Leader,” Becker-Finn said in the release. “Our state and community are ready for an ambitious agenda that will benefit all Minnesotans.”

“Together we will work towards affordable, accessible healthcare, fully funding our schools, promoting good jobs throughout our state, and making sure seniors have access to safe and secure retirement.”

Becker-Finn, who during her first term called out a culture of sexism and harassment at the Capitol, said she would lead with integrity and respect for everyone in the state, while promoting fair and transparent legislative processes.

Also an assistant Hennepin County attorney with a focus on prosecuting domestic abuse cases, Becker-Finn first won her seat in 2016 to represent Little Canada, Vadnais Heights, Gem Lake and parts of Roseville and Shoreview. During her first term, she helped secure long-sought state funding for a new Rice Street/Interstate 694 interchange — work on the project is set to start this spring.

The Roseville resident won her second term in the House this year with 60 percent of the vote.

 

—Mike Munzenrider

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