Senator Chuck Wiger

Chuck Wiger represents District 43, which includes portions of Ramsey and Washington counties in the northeastern Twin Cities metropolitan area. Learn more about Sen. Wiger. Read more news from Sen. Wiger.

Senate DFL Leader Lopez Franzen and Senator Wiger say Senate Education Bill is an Insult to Minnesota’s Students, Parents, and School Staff

With a historic opportunity to address long unmet needs and the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic on our students, parents, and school staff, Senate Republicans failed to deliver for the state’s schools by passing a supplemental budget bill that falls embarrassingly short. Despite a $9.25 billion budget surplus, the Republican majority advanced a final bill that spends a paltry $30.7 million on a vote of 37-29.

Senate DFLers: Republican Education Agenda Badly Fails to Meet the Moment

Top Senate DFLers said today that the Senate Republican Majority missed a key opportunity to help hard-hit Minnesota​ students, parents, teachers and schools recover from two years of an unprecedented pandemic when it offered unnecessary, burdensome, and divisive legislation that does nothing to address the real needs facing every school in every community across the state.

Senator Chuck Wiger announces he will not seek re-election in 2022

State Senator Chuck Wiger, DFL-Maplewood, announced today that he will not seek re-election in 2022. Wiger was first elected to the Minnesota Senate in 1996, and now serves as the ranking DFL member for the E-12 Education Policy and Finance Committee. He has been in public service since first being elected to the District 622 School Board in 1973 at the age of 21. He was also elected to the Ramsey Soil and Water Conservation District, and has served on the Metropolitan Council.