Legislative Assistant: DJ Danielson 651-296-8879
Occupation: Executive Director
Education: B.A., education, history, College of St. Scholastica; M.A., public administration, Hamline University
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Representative Michael Paymar was first elected in 1996 to serve District 64B in the Minnesota House of Representatives. District 64B consists primarily of the Highland Park, Macalester-Groveland, and West 7th Street neighborhoods of St. Paul.
Minnesota House of Representatives Past Chair, Public Safety Finance Division which has financial oversight over the Courts, Department of Corrections, Department of Public Safety, BCA, Homeland Security, Department of Human Rights, Sentencing Guidelines Commission, and crime victim programs. Past chair, Metro Delegation Past chair, St. Paul Delegation
Government and Community Service Member, Board of Directors, Community Advisory Board, Junior League of St. Paul Former Commissioner, Saint Paul Charter Commission Former City Council Member, Duluth City Council, 1980-1988 Former Duluth City Council President, 1984 Former Member, Board of Directors, ClearWay Minnesota
Awards Service Award for Dedicated Service in Support of Civil Rights, presented by the NAACP AWARE Award, presented by the Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault Pro Bono Publico Award, presented by the Minnesota Legal Services Coalition Achievement Award, presented by OutFront Minnesota Achievement Award, presented by the Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women Achievement Award, Presented by the Minnesota Judicial council Achievement Award, presented by the Homeless Coalition Legislator of the Year Award, presented by SmokeFree for reducing youth access to tobacco
Current Employment Executive Director, Education for Critical Thinking Resource Specialist for the Battered Women's Justice Project, Minneapolis Author, of two books on domestic violence Working on a documentary on the history of men’s violence against women
Past Employment Co-founder, Duluth Domestic Abuse Intervention Project Former, adjunct professor, University of St. Thomas Past consultant, United States Marine Corps Past consultant, County of Los Angeles Probation Department Former director, Family Service Domestic Violence Program, Dakota County Former teacher Former social worker
International Work Open Society Institute; Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Balkans and the Caucuses Advocates for Human Rights, Morocco National Training Project, Australia, Switzerland, Scotland, Sweden, Japan, China,
Education Masters Degree in Public Administration, Hamline University. Bachelors Degree in Education and History, College of St. Scholastica. (Benedictine Scholar)
A Commitment to Accessibility During the legislative session constituent meetings are held at the Hillcrest Community Center on 1978 Ford Parkway, in Highland Park.
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