Senator Bonnie Westlin

Senator Bonnie Westlin represents Senate District 42 which includes Maple Grove, Medicine Lake, and Plymouth. She is vice chair of the Elections Committee and serves on the Education Finance Committee and the Judiciary and Public Safety Committee. Learn more about Sen. Westlin.

Senator Bonnie Westlin Hails Senate Passage of Judiciary and Public Safety Bill

Gun Violence Prevention Reforms Will Save Lives

ST. PAUL, Minn. — On Friday, Senator Bonnie Westlin (DFL-Plymouth) voted yes to pass expanded background checks and extreme risk prevention orders included in the Judiciary and Public Safety Conference Committee Report. These widely supported gun violence prevention measures have been shown to reduce rates of gun violence and reduce gun deaths.

Senator Bonnie Westlin Hails Senate Passage of Elections Omnibus Bill

Minnesota Will Remain a Model of Democracy for the Country

ST. PAUL, Minn. — On Wednesday, the Senate passed an elections omnibus bill (SF 1362) that will shine a light on the democratic process and protect and expand the freedom to vote. Elections Committee Vice Chair Senator Bonnie Westlin (DFL-Plymouth) hailed the bill’s passage as a powerful move to enshrine Minnesota as one of the best states in the nation for voters and democracy.

Senator Bonnie Westlin Ushers Bill to Increase Funding for Schools Via Local Levy Adjustment through Education Finance Committee

ST. PAUL, Minn. — On Tuesday, the Education Finance Committee heard testimony on a bill to increase flexibility for school boards to raise necessary revenue for their schools and make funding options fairer for school districts in low property-wealth areas (SF 866). Chief author Senator Bonnie Westlin (DFL-Plymouth) testified in support of the bill alongside superintendents from Greater Minnesota and Metro schools and a high school student.

Senator Bonnie Westlin Hails PRO Act Passage as Victory for Reproductive Freedoms

ST. PAUL, Minn. – On Jan. 28, after 15 hours of debate, the Minnesota Senate passed SF 1, also known as the PRO Act, to enshrine Minnesotans’ right to reproductive healthcare in state law. The bill is chief authored by Senator Jennifer McEwan (DFL-Duluth) and co-authored by Senator Kari Dziedzic (DFL-Minneapolis), Senator Erin Maye Quade (DFL-Apple Valley), Senator Kelly Morrison (DFL-Deephaven), and Senator Lindsey Port (DFL-Burnsville).