Sen. Hoffman Honored by MN Citizens with Disabilities Community
ST. PAUL, Minn. – Yesterday, the Minnesota Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (MN-CCD) awarded Senator John Hoffman (DFL-Champlin) the 2013 All Star Award honoring his legislative work on behalf of Minnesotans with disabilities. MN-CCD supports public policies that provide the most cost-effective delivery of services and help individuals with disabilities maintain their health and gain as much independence as possible in their daily living. Senator Hoffman received the award during the Consortium’s 2013 Session Wrap-up event on June 26.
“I am honored to receive this award,” said Sen. Hoffman. “We made many critical decisions at the Capitol this year affecting Minnesotans with disabilities, their families and those who support them. Minnesota’s disability community is very important to me and I will continue advocating on its behalf at the Legislature.”
During his first term, Sen. Hoffman emerged as a true champion and advocate for the disability community. His leadership on advocate and provider payment methodologies legislation and on Medical Assistance income eligibility legislation demonstrated his strong voice for Minnesotans with disabilities.
“As a freshman legislator, Senator Hoffman established a reputation as a partner and advocate in the disability community,” said Rebecca Covington, Executive Director of MN-CCD. “We sincerely appreciate his work in advancing legislation that serves to increase the quality of life for many individuals with disabilities…The Senator exemplifies what we all hope to see in our elected officials; someone who truly does care about the needs and concerns of their constituents.”
Governor Dayton signed Sen. Hoffman’s advocate and provider payment methodologies legislation and his Medical Assistance income eligibility bill into law as part of the Health and Human Services Omnibus Budget Bill.