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Interact with House members, take opinion poll at 2018 Minnesota State Fair

Rep. Mike Freiberg, second from left, and Rep. Paul Torkelson, behind, talk with visitors at the House booth during the 2017 state fair. Photo by Paul Battaglia

UPDATED -- 9 a.m., Aug. 28

Fairgoers are invited to weigh in on hot political topics and meet with legislators during their visit to the House of Representatives’ booth at the 2018 Minnesota State Fair.

The annual House opinion poll draws the attention of up to 10,000 participants and will, once again, be available. Fairgoers can let their opinions be known on a number of issues, including firearm background checks, recreational marijuana use, transportation funding, tip credits related to wages, elder care monitoring and sports gambling.

Poll results should be available on the House website Sept. 4, the day after the fair closes.

Record your visit on social media with a photo as you stand behind a replica of the House speaker’s desk. Complete with flags and the Abraham Lincoln portrait, the display gives you a feel for what it is like to stand in this position of power. Be sure to learn about the fascinating history behind the portrait.

The House of Representatives exhibit is located in the Education Building on Cosgrove Street, just north of Dan Patch Avenue.

The following is a list of representatives planning to attend (as of 9 a.m., Aug. 28).

For an updated list of member appearances, check out Session Daily, @MNHouseInfo on Twitter or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MNHouseInfo.

 

Thursday, Aug. 23

10 a.m. to noon: Rep. Jamie Becker-Finn (DFL-Roseville), Rep. Leon Lillie (DFL-North St. Paul)

Noon to 2 p.m.: Rep. Rick Hansen (DFL-South St. Paul), Rep. Jennifer Schultz (DFL-Duluth)

2 p.m. to 4 p.m.: Rep. Andrew Carlson (DFL-Bloomington), Rep. Tony Jurgens (R-Cottage Grove)

 

Friday, Aug. 24

10 a.m. to noon: Rep. Rick Hansen (DFL-South St. Paul), Rep. Leon Lillie (DFL-North St. Paul)

Noon to 2 p.m.: Rep. Jack Considine Jr. (DFL-Mankato), Rep. Roz Peterson (R-Lakeville)

2 p.m. to 4 p.m.: Rep. Paul Rosenthal (DFL-Edina)

6 p.m. to 8 p.m.: Rep. Cal Bahr (R-East Bethel)

 

Saturday, Aug. 25

10 a.m. to noon: Rep. Rob Ecklund (DFL-Intl. Falls), Rep. Eric Lucero (R-Dayton)

Noon to 2 p.m.: Rep. Tina Liebling (DFL-Rochester)

4 p.m. to 6 p.m.: Rep. Randy Jessup (R-Shoreview)

 

Sunday, Aug. 26

10 a.m. to noon: Rep. Mary Kunesh-Podein (DFL-New Brighton), Rep. Jeremy Munson (R-Lake Crystal)

Noon to 2 p.m.: Rep. Duane Quam (R-Byron), Rep. Cheryl Youakim (DFL-Hopkins)

2 p.m. to 4 p.m.: Rep. Laurie Halverson (DFL-Eagan)

 

Monday, Aug. 27

10 a.m. to noon: Rep. Lyndon Carlson, Sr. (DFL-Crystal), Rep. Peter Fischer (DFL-Maplewood)

Noon to 2 p.m: Rep. Joe Hoppe (R-Chaska)

4 p.m. to 6 p.m.: Rep. Drew Christensen (R-Savage)

 

Tuesday, Aug. 28

10 a.m. to noon: Rep. Mike Freiberg (DFL-Golden Valley), Rep. Fue Lee (DFL-Mpls)

 

Wednesday, Aug. 29

6 p.m. to 8 p.m.: Rep. Josh Heintzeman (R-Nisswa) 

 

Thursday, Aug. 30

10 a.m. to noon: Rep. John Lesch (DFL-St. Paul)

Noon to 2 p.m.: Rep. Dave Baker (R-Willmar)

 

Friday, Aug. 31

10 a.m. to noon: Rep. David Bly (DFL-Northfield), Rep. Paul Torkelson (R-Hanska)

2 p.m. to 4 p.m.: Rep. Jamie Becker-Finn (DFL-Roseville), Rep. Liz Olson (DFL-Duluth)

 

Sunday, Sept. 2

Noon to 2 p.m.: Rep. Duane Quam (R-Byron)

2 p.m. to 4 p.m.: Rep. Randy Jessup (R-Shoreview)

 

Monday, Sept. 3

10 a.m. to noon: Rep. Tony Jurgens (R-Cottage Grove)

 


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