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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    I'm proud to be a part of this legislation to ensure we continue to grow jobs in #cleanenergy and increase our renewable energy standard to 50% by 2030. ...

    As the chief author of SF 1531, I'm proud to help lead the way to ensure we continue to grow jobs in #cleanenergy and increase our renewable energy standard to 50% by 2030. A report released today shows that Minnesota now has over 57,000 clean energy jobs, a 5.3% increase from last year. In District 19 alone, clean energy jobs have grown by 15% since 2015. #cleanjobsmidwest #mnleg Tina Smith Senator Steve Cwodzinski John Marty Senator Erik Simonson Conservation Minnesota Clean Energy Economy Minnesota Wind on the Wires Center for Energy and Environment Senator Karin Housley

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    The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry recently released the minimum wage increases that will occur on Jan. 1, 2018 because of the legislation passed and signed into law in 2014. The law requires the commissioner of labor and industry to annually calculate and implement a change in the minimum wage by using a price deflator. This year the change is an increase of 1.56 percent. ...

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