Martin Luther King Day

Senator Ron Latz Martin Luther King Day Statement

SAINT PAUL, Minn. — Senator Ron Latz (DFL-St. Louis Park) issued the following statement to recognize Martin Luther King Day.

“I learned my values, principles and politics from my father, Bob Latz. African-American civil rights and labor activist Nellie Stone Johnson mentored him, as she had been mentored by my grandfather Rubin Latz, a Minneapolis labor leader and early Hubert Humphrey supporter in the restive 1930s and 1940s, during a high point of Minneapolis antisemitism. My father labored alongside Josie Johnson, another outstanding African-American Minnesota civil rights leader.