Senator Bobby Joe Champion

Bobby Joe Champion represents District 59, which includes portions of downtown and north Minneapolis in Hennepin County. He is also an attorney. Learn more about Sen. Champion. Read more news from Sen. Champion.

Minnesota Senate POCI Caucus Voices Support for Tennessee Lawmakers Expelled After Gun Reform Protest

ST. PAUL, Minn. — On Thursday, April 6, Tennessee’s Republican-controlled House of Representatives voted to expel two Black lawmakers, Justin Jones and Justin Pearson—just failing to oust a third representative, Gloria Johnson, by one vote—a week after the three Democrats led a gun reform protest in the chamber. This follows yet another mass shooting at the Covenant School in Nashville that left three 9-year-olds and three adults dead.

Senate President Bobby Joe Champion’s Restore the Vote Signed into Law by Governor Tim Walz

Senator from North Minneapolis Heralds the Bill Signing as a Monumental Occasion SAINT PAUL, Minn. – This morning, Governor Walz signed Restore the Vote (HF 28) into state law. The legislation, chief authored by Senate President Bobby Joe Champion (DFL – Minneapolis),… Read More »Senate President Bobby Joe Champion’s Restore the Vote Signed into Law by Governor Tim Walz

Members of Senate POCI Caucus Praise Historic Passage of Restore the Vote and Drivers Licenses for All

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – In a victory for the rights and dignity of tens of thousands of Minnesotans, the Senate passed legislation Tuesday to Restore the Vote for formerly incarcerated people and then passed legislation early Wednesday morning to allow Driver’s Licenses for All Minnesotans regardless of immigration status. The legislation, HF 28 and HF 4, passed by votes of 35-30 and 34-31 respectively.