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St. Paul, MN 55155

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First elected to the Minnesota Senate in November 2012, John Hoffman represents residents of Minnesota Senate District 36, which includes the cities of Champlin and parts of Brooklyn Park, and Coon Rapids.

John has a proven track record of balancing public service leadership and as a small business owner, small business management. He is dedicated to helping people find work, supporting education every step of the way, and being a voice for middle class families.

Prior to his election to the Minnesota Senate, John served on several public boards, task forces, chambers, and councils. In the early 2000s, John was appointed to both state and federal Interagency Coordinating Councils. These council appointments gave John an opportunity to assist and advise leaders in education, health, defense, and services for children and families with disabilities. Most recently in 2005, he was elected to and served as Vice Chair on the Anoka Hennepin School Board--the largest school district in Minnesota.

John’s business experience is in both the private in public sector. He has co-founded to companies dedicated to consumer credit and financial management. Additionally, John is the Marketing Director and Public Relations Director for ALLY People Solutions, an organization committed to finding employment opportunities for adults with disabilities. Previous to these positions, John worked at PACER Center, one of the nation’s oldest and most respected Parent and Training Information Centers. While there, his focused on technical assistance and support for local, state, and national early childhood projects. Together, these jobs have given John a solid understanding of the real life issues families face every day.

John and his wife, Yvette, have one daughter, Hope, a student at Champlin Park High School. The three have lived in Champlin, MN since 2001.