ST. PAUL, Minn. – Sen. LeRoy Stumpf’s (DFL-Plummer) “wisdom and compassion” is noted by the Minnesota Association of School Administrators in their announcement that he is receiving their Distinguished Service Award. Stumpf received the award at a statewide recognition ceremony held at the MASA/MASE Spring conference this weekend at the Minneapolis Marriott Northwest in Brooklyn Park. Stumpf has been an advocate for children and public schools for the last 34 years, ever since being elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 1981.
“I have always taken pride in representing a state that truly values public education. As the former chair of the Senate E-12 Committee, I’ve seen educational trends come and go, but I’ve always worked to give Minnesota kids the opportunities to achieve success,” said Stumpf. “I’m honored to receive this award from the Minnesota Association of School Administrators.”
Dr. James Hess, a member of the committee responsible for selecting the Distinguished Service Award recipient, applauds Sen. Stumpf’s dedication to public education.
“Minnesota educators have always been able to count on Senator Stumpf’s unwavering support for teaching and learning, and providing adequate resources to educate our children. Senator Stumpf listens, learns and then acts with wisdom and compassion,” said Dr. Hess.
In the past biennium, Stumpf has worked on legislation to help schools who have experienced a natural disaster gain access to facilities funding, and helped create the School Facilities Working Group which formed a set of recommendations that are now moving through the legislative process.
For more information, Sen. Stumpf can be reached at LeRoyS@senate.mn or at (651) 296-8660.