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Posted: Sep 10 2015 10:41AM
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House DFL Leader Thissen statement on Rep. Nortonís service to Minnesota

St. Paul, Minnesota — Today, State Representative Kim Norton announced she will not seek re-election to the Minnesota House. House DFL Leader Paul Thissen released the following statement:


“We are really going to miss Kim. She is a legislator who can get the seemingly impossible done - passing changes to driver training and the seatbelt law which has prevented hundreds of tragic stories in Minnesota, and her work to make sure children with autism get the services they need come to mind immediately.


She cares deeply about and fights fiercely for her community. Of course, her leadership on issues like the Destination Medical Center will have a lasting impact on Rochester's and Minnesota's future.


Above all, Kim cares about the facts more than she cares about the demands of party. She is a great legislator in the finest tradition of Rochester and Minnesota. I'm glad I have the chance to work with Kim for one more session and look forward to seeing what further positive impact she has on Minnesota in the future."

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