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Statement from Speaker Hortman on conclusion of investigation into Rep. Long’s employment at the University of Minnesota

Monday, December 30, 2019

St. Paul, Minnesota — On September 20, Speaker Hortman directed House Research to retain an outside investigator to review, on behalf of the House, questions raised by Rep. Swedzinski and Rep. Daudt about Rep. Jamie Long’s employment at the University of Minnesota’s Energy Transition Lab. The House retained Amy Schwartz of the law firm Ballard Spahr for this purpose. The investigation has been completed and found no wrongdoing on the part of Rep. Long.

House Speaker Melissa Hortman released the following statement:

"The report we received from a neutral third party completely exonerates Representative Long from all allegations of impropriety made by Representatives Swedzinski and Daudt."

The full report can be found here.