Readers Choice 2014 - South-West - Best Local Politician

Best Local Politician
Joe Atkins

Minnesota State Representative

Joe Atkins, an Inver Grove Heights DFLer, has fostered passage of more bipartisan laws over the past six years than any other state representative, including laws to better protect retirement accounts, help schools offer more rigorous classes, make college more affordable for families, help police find missing children, and assist cancer victims in getting more affordable health insurance.  For his efforts, Atkins was named Legislator of the Year by Minnesota association for police, firefighters and nurses, as well as the American Cancer Society of Minnesota.



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