ST. PAUL, Minn. – The 2021 Legislative Session began Tuesday, January 5 with the swearing-in of the 67 new and returning members of the Minnesota State Senate, including Senator Jerry Newton (DFL-Coon Rapids) who will be returning for his second term.
“I am honored to be returning to the senate to continue to serve the people of Senate District 37 as we get to work addressing the issues and challenges facing Minnesotans throughout the state,” said Senator Newton. “Over the next few months, I look forward to working with my colleagues in addressing the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, passing a fair and balanced budget, and ensuring a strong economic recovery for all Minnesotans.”
Senator Newton will be serving as the DFL-Lead on the Veterans and Military Affairs Finance and Policy Committee, as well as on the Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy Committee. Senator Newton will also continue to serve as Chair of the Legislative Permanent School Fund Commission and as a member on the Minnesota Amateur Sports Commission.