Nick Frentz was elected to the Minnesota Senate in 2016, after running a successful campaign focused on education, good jobs, and transportation. He represents Senate District 19, which includes portions of Blue Earth, Le Sueur, and Nicollet counties in the south central part of the state.
Members of Nick’s family first moved to Mankato more than 150 years ago. Following graduation from Davis High School in 1980, Nick attended Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1984; went on to law school at William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, where he was on the William Mitchell Law Review from 1986-1987, and received his law degree in 1987. He joined Frentz and Frentz Law Firm in 1987 and became a partner in 1989.
Nick and his wife Jill have been married for 28 years. They have four children, Vanessa, Andrew, Derek, and Sean. Nick is a recognized community leader for area students, youth sports, charity boards, and non-profits. He served as coach, director, and President of the Mankato North Mankato Youth Football League. He was also on the Upper Midwest High School Hockey Elite League Board of Directors. He is active in the CTK Church where he served as a Council member, Council President, and Confirmation Coordinator.
Nick has also served as a volunteer judge for MSHSL mock trial competitions since 1994. He serves as an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association and on the Board of Governors of the Minnesota Association for Justice. He has earned the highest legal ability rating by Martindale-Hubbell—the AV rating.