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Legislative Update - Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Dear neighbors,

I hope you’re having a wonderful holiday season and that you’re able to safely gather with loved ones during this special time of year, whether in-person or virtually.  

I’ve spent the past few weeks talking to community members, drafting bills, and preparing for the next legislative session. I’m working hard so I can hit the ground running when the session begins on January 31, 2022. 

Update on Redistricting 

Minnesota legislators are responsible for developing new district maps every ten years. After the U.S. Census is conducted, they use the data to adjust the boundaries of congressional and legislative districts. If many people have moved or had children in a specific area, the boundaries of that district are likely to contract. If many people have moved out of an area over the past decade, the local districts will become larger. In the end, each district should contain approximately the same amount of people.  

After several months of work, the House Redistricting Committee has advanced proposed maps. You can view the proposed congressional map here and the legislative map here. The entire Legislature will vote on these maps when we reconvene. I’ll continue advocating for fair maps that reflect the diversity of our state and for transparency throughout the redistricting process.  

Make Your Voice Heard 

Apply for State Boards, Councils, and Commissions

There are dozens of open seats on state boards, councils, and commissions right now. The Legislative-Citizen Commission on Natural Resources (LCCMR), for example, is searching for a few Minnesotans to help decide which projects should be recommended for support from the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund. You can view a list of open positions and apply here

Stay in Touch

Thank you for following me and my work over the past year! Please continue sharing your ideas, questions, and feedback. I’m always happy to hear your stories and thoughtful input. You can reach me by email at or call (651) 296-3018.  


Ami Wazlawik  
State Representative