Senator Erik Simonson

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Senator Erik Simonson represents District 7 in northeastern Minnesota. He was first elected to the Minnesota Senate in 2016 after serving four years in the House of Representatives. He and his wife have two children and live in Duluth, where is his also the Assistant Fire Chief of the Duluth Fire Department. He enjoys attending his childrens’ sporting and school activities, boating, hunting, and following the political news of the day. Erik’s favorite view of Duluth is from Skyline Drive.

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    Our thoughts are with the people of Superior and all those impacted by the ongoing fires at Husky Energy oil refinery. Thank you to our first responders who are working hard to contain this emergency. As the situation remains fluid, please follow the direction of city officials and emergency personnel. ...

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    Today, with our first responders battling the ongoing fire at the Husky Energy oil refinery in Superior, I joined with my good friend, Senator Nick Frentz, in supporting his common sense amendment that would make it easier for our first responders to recieve care for PTSD. Sadly, this amendment failed in a party line vote. Our first responders deserve better! ...

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    Today I met with a great group of young advocates who are concerned about protecting our environment for the Youth Climate Justice Summit. Minnesota must continue to be a proactive leader in addressing the root causes of climate change and building a state that protects our environment for the generations to come. We cannot afford to move backwards on this issue. ...

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