Sen. John Hoffman, his wife, Yvette, and their daughter, Hope, have lived in Champlin for more than 16 years. John was elected to the Minnesota Senate in 2012 and represents District 36, which includes the cities of Champlin and parts of Brooklyn Park and Coon Rapids.
Sen. Hoffman serves as vice chair of the Environment and Energy Committee and is a member of the Health, Human Services and Housing Committee and E-12 Division Committee (Education Finance). He is also a member of the Rules and Administration – Subcommittee on Elections, and he also serves on the Fish and Wildlife Subcommittee. His special legislative interests include; education, health and human services, energy, environment and commerce.
Prior to his election to the Minnesota Senate, Hoffman co-founded two companies dedicated to consumer credit and financial management. Additionally, John is the Marketing Director and Public Relations Director for Ally People Services, an organization committed to finding employment opportunities for adults with disabilities.
He also served on several public boards, task forces, chambers, and councils. In the early 2000s, John was appointed to both state and federal Interagency Coordinating Councils. These council appointments gave John an opportunity to assist and advise leaders in education, health, defense, and services for children and families with disabilities. Most recently in 2005, he was elected to and served as vice chair on the Anoka Hennepin School Board – the largest school district in Minnesota.
Since his election to the legislature in 2012, he has been appointed to serve on the following councils and commissions: Trade Policy Advisory Council (co-chair), Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources, Workforce Development Council, Legislative Permanent School Fund Commission and the Governors Workforce Development Council, Chair of the Governor Developmental Disabilities Council.
Sen. Hoffman is a graduate of St. Mary’s University in Minnesota and holds an advanced Certificate in Energy Policy from the University of Idaho.
Minnesota State Senator John Hoffman talks about accomplishments that he and his constituents made during his first term in the state legislature.
This video is featured in the September 2016 edition of Democratic Visions.