Readers Choice 2016 - South-West Review - Best Local Politician

Best Local Politician - Joe Atkins​

Joe Atkins of Inver Grove Heights, who is retiring from the Legislature to run for Dakota County commissioner this fall, has authored and passed more bipartisan laws the past eight years than any other state representative, including laws to better protect retirement accounts, provide fairer funding for local schools, help police find missing children, and assist cancer victims. Atkins has been named “Legislator of the Year” by Minnesota’s police officers, firefighters and nurses, as well as the American Cancer Society.


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