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Leader Hortman Statement on Appointment of Paul Thissen to the Minnesota Supreme Court

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

St. Paul, Minnesota — Today, Governor Mark Dayton appointed former House Speaker Paul Thissen to the Minnesota Supreme Court.

House DFL Leader Melissa Hortman released the following statement:

“Paul Thissen is brilliant, compassionate, and dedicated to making Minnesota a better place for each and every resident. I’m certain that with his commitment to law and justice, he will serve the state well on the Minnesota Supreme Court.”

Paul served as House DFL minority leader from 2011-12 and 2015-16. He served as Speaker of the House from 2013-14, championing marriage equality and overseeing the passage of an agenda including the Women’s Economic Security Act, historic investments in our schools, a state tuition freeze, a minimum wage increase and more.