Senator John Hoffman
First elected to the Minnesota Senate in November 2012, Senator John Hoffman represents residents of Minnesota Senate District 36, which includes the city of Champlin and parts of Brooklyn Park, and Coon Rapids.
Since his election Hoffman has been appointed to serve on the following councils and commissions; Trade Policy Advisory Council (co-chair), Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources, Workforce Development Council, Legislative Permanent School Fund Commission and the Mississippi River Parkway Commission.
Prior to his election to the Minnesota Senate, John served on several public boards, task forces, chambers, and councils. In the early 2000s, John was appointed to both state and federal Interagency Coordinating Councils. These council appointments gave John an opportunity to assist and advise leaders in education, health, defense, and services for children and families with disabilities. Most recently in 2005, he was elected to and served as vice chair on the Anoka Hennepin School Board–the largest school district in Minnesota.
John’s business experience is in both the private and public sector. He has co-founded two companies dedicated to consumer credit and financial management. Additionally, John is the Marketing Director and Public Relations Director for Ally people Services, an organization committed to finding employment opportunities for adults with disabilities. His special legislative interests include; education, health and human services, energy, environment and commerce.
John is a graduate of St. Mary’s University in Minnesota. He and his wife, Yvette, have a daughter and live in Champlin, Minnesota.