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Talk to legislators, voice your opinion at Minnesota State Fair

Come meet representatives at the 2022 Minnesota State Fair.

— UPDATED at 4:06 p.m. Sept. 2

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 2022 Minnesota State Fair.

A young fairgoer gets to Be the Speaker at the 2021 Great Minnesota Get-Together. (House Photography file photo)

Among the booth highlights is the informal, unscientific House opinion poll that draws responses from around 10,000 participants annually. Fairgoers can let their opinions be known this year on a number of issues, including voter registration, employing police officers, sports gambling and school vouchers. Results are scheduled to be on the House website (www.house.mn) Sept. 6, the day after the fair closes.

Also back is a photo opportunity 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 find out why Lincoln’s photo hangs in the House Chamber.

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 4 p.m., Sept. 2). We plan to update this list throughout the fair.

 

Thursday, Aug. 25

10 a.m. to noon: Rep. Rick Hansen (DFL-South St. Paul), Rep. Tony Jurgens (R-Cottage Grove)

Noon to 2 p.m.: Rep. Mike Sundin (DFL-Esko)

4 p.m. to 6 p.m.: Rep. Connie Bernardy (DFL-New Brighton)

6 p.m. to 8 p.m.: Rep. Eric Lucero (R-St. Michael)

 

Friday, Aug. 26

10 a.m. to noon: Rep. Rick Hansen (DFL-South St. Paul), Rep. Mike Freiberg (DFL-Golden Valley)

Noon to 2 p.m.: Rep. Kristin Robbins (R-Maple Grove)

 

Saturday, Aug. 27

10 a.m. to noon: Rep. Eric Lucero (R-St. Michael)

Noon to 2 p.m.: Rep. Rob Ecklund (DFL-International Falls), Rep. Jennifer Schultz (DFL-Duluth)

4 p.m. to 6 p.m.: Rep. Kristin Bahner (DFL-Maple Grove)

Watch the House's 2022 state fair exhibit come together in this time-lapse video.

 

Sunday, Aug. 28

10 a.m. to noon: Rep. Jennifer Schultz (DFL-Duluth)

2 p.m. to 4 p.m.: Rep. Josh Heintzeman (R-Nisswa)

 

Monday, Aug. 29

10 a.m. to noon: Rep. Patricia Mueller (R-Austin)

Noon to 2 p.m.: Rep. Steve Elkins (DFL-Bloomington)

 

Tuesday, Aug. 30

10 a.m. to noon: Rep. Peter Fischer (DFL-Maplewood), Rep. Tony Jurgens (R-Cottage Grove)

Noon to 2 p.m.: Rep. Kristin Bahner (DFL-Maple Grove)

2 p.m. to 4 p.m.: Rep. John Huot (DFL-Rosemount)

 

Wednesday, Aug. 31

10 a.m. to noon: Rep. Ginny Klevorn (DFL-Plymouth), Rep. Paul Torkelson (R-Hanska)

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

 

Thursday, Sept. 1

10 a.m. to noon: Rep. Patty Acomb (DFL-Minnetonka), Rep. Heather Edelson (DFL-Edina)

Noon to 2 p.m.: Rep. Sandra Feist (DFL-New Brighton)

4 p.m. to 6 p.m.: Rep. Eric Lucero (R-St. Michael), Rep. Kelly Moller (DFL-Shoreview)

 

Friday, Sept. 2

10 a.m. to noon: Rep. Kristin Bahner (DFL-Maple Grove), Rep. Jim Davnie (DFL-Minneapolis)

 

Saturday, Sept. 3

10 a.m. to noon: Rep. Cedrick Frazier (DFL-New Hope), Rep. Emma Greenman (DFL-Minneapolis)

Noon to 2 p.m.: Rep. Esther Agbaje (DFL-Minneapolis), Rep. Greg Boe (R-Chanhassen)

2 p.m. to 4 p.m.: Rep. Athena Hollins (DFL-St. Paul), Rep. Heather Keeler (DFL-Moorhead)

4 p.m. to 6 p.m.: Rep. Liz Reyer (DFL-Eagan)

 

Sunday, Sept. 4

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

2 p.m. to 4 p.m.: Rep. John Thompson (I-St. Paul)

 

Monday, Sept. 5

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

2 p.m. to 4 p.m.: Rep. Sandra Masin (DFL-Eagan)


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