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Posted: Nov 16 2015 10:09AM
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Leader Thissen's statement on retirement of Rep.Ann Lenczewski

Saint Paul, Minnesota – This morning, State Rep. Ann Lenczewski announced that she will resign from the Minnesota House in 2015. House DFL Leader Paul Thissen released the following statement:


“Ann Lenczewski’s departure leaves a huge hole in the legislature. Of course, there is no one at the Capitol – indeed, few in the entire state – who knew and cared as much about taxes. She leaves behind a fairer, structurally sound tax system for all Minnesotans.

She was also a fierce advocate for our shared hometown of Bloomington. From new parks to trails to the Boulevard of America to expanding business, she delivered. And the people of Bloomington know it. After winning one of the closest races in the state in her first race in 1998, no one ever came close again. She truly is “Ms. Bloomington” for a generation of residents.

But most importantly, I am sad today because I am losing my best friend at the legislature. There is no one whose advice I trust more. I will miss her wisdom, her ability to cut through the B.S., and her optimistic good spirits.” 

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