What has Senator Hoffman done for our area? Check out the video interview from a couple of years.
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.
Take a look at why John Hoffman, a proven leader who gets things done, would be the best pick to represent the cities of Brooklyn Park, Champlin, Coon Rapids, Dayton and Rogers in the new Senate District 34.
Check out a discussion of Priorities
Thank you League of Women Voters Anoka, Blaine, Coon Rapids area for hosting a pre session meet and greet with Representative Stephenson as we get ready to start our 2022 Legislative Session.
Over 94% of Senator Hoffman's bills are Bipartisan. You told him to get work done and he listened.
Set aside the bickering, finger pointing and brinksmanship. Together we can and together we will.
Senator Hoffman Votes to create Jobs in Minnesota.
Senator Hoffman’s Agenda For 2023
A Strong Economy, Safe Communities and a Healthy Minnesota
An Economy that Works for Minnesotans. I will press for an economic plan to accelerate our recovery and strengthen our state’s prosperity by:
✓ Enacting responsible tax cuts for families, seniors and small businesses that puts more money in their pockets while protecting the state’s economic stability
✓ Lowering the costs of goods and services to help Minnesotans’ keep more of their paychecks
✓ Supporting and creating job training and retention programs to create a skilled workforce that drives economic recovery and expansion
✓ Creating more affordable childcare and high-quality early education options that support working families, childcare providers and businesses
✓ Fueling Minnesota’s recovery from COVID-19 by protecting the health and safety of Minnesotans, recognizing the sacrifices of frontline workers, and keeping our economy open safely
A Safer Minnesota with Thriving Neighborhoods and Communities. Minnesotans want safe and thriving neighborhoods and communities where they can live, work and raise their family. I will work to make Minnesota communities safer by:
✓ Prioritizing crime prevention and reduction by ensuring law enforcement officers have the funding they need to serve communities and keep Minnesotans safe
✓ Enacting proven prevention strategies that disrupt criminal activity, stop violence and improve overall public safety, including support and early intervention for teenagers, families, neighborhoods and communities
✓ Increasing mental health supports and programing
A Focus on Health, Wellbeing and Quality of Life. Minnesota is known for its economic innovation and opportunity, some of the best healthcare in the world, strong public schools and a rich outdoor heritage. I will work to strengthen and protect the things that make Minnesota a great place to live.
✓ Access to affordable health care that’s there when we need it
✓ Top-notch teachers in every classroom and strong schools in every neighborhood, where parents are partners and every student has the resources they need to succeed in the classroom and in life
✓ Safe, stable and affordable housing for children, families and seniors throughout Minnesota
✓ Solutions to tackle climate change, protect Minnesota’s precious air, land and water, and drive business innovation
Senator Hoffman Priorities for 2022
Continued equity and accessibility for people with disabilities:
While many large strides were made this last session to help increase accessibility to the world for people with disabilities, we have disparities that still limit access to the world for many. These issues keep people in their homes, in group homes or worse care left fighting for the moments they can be apart of the world. This is not and will never be acceptable.
SF 1570 Connect 700 Reform There is one piece of legislation that I consider a priority and was not passed this year. Nearly two years ago my office began an investigation into discrimination in our state government agencies affecting people with disabilities, particularly those in the Connect 700 program. This program is intended to help employ people with disabilities. The American with Disabilities Act and other federal legislation over the years set how someone with disabilities should be treated in the workplace, but unfortunately, many at all levels of life interpret such protections narrowly and harmfully. The tears of the wronged and the constant trauma of treatment that has them fearing for their livelihood while their dignity is stolen from them is unacceptable. After dozens of interviews with victims, talented and knowledgeable individuals who have spent years and even decades trying to fix this and working with the Department of Labor at the federal level we now have SF 1570. This comprehensive set of policies will ensure protections, a firm interpretation of the ADA laid out through requirements, expectations, as well as training for a variety of employees in our state agencies. These policies are based off a taskforce report studying this issue intensely as well as a Wilder Foundation Report that revealed what our investigation had regarding the state of disability employment in our agencies.
It has been a long road, but a coalition has grown to push this legislation across the finish line. We have state and national partners that support this work so that there will be equity in our state employment for people with disabilities. This is an issue that has been going on for far too long, and I will not stop until it is addressed.
Environment and Clean Energy:
As science develops and our climate continues to change, it is important that we look at all energy options to reduce our impact on the environment yet provide what is necessary to provide and protect the necessities of life. Technology has made many wonderful advancements that it is important we continue to support.
While we have made better investments into our education system in Minnesota, there is always more work to be done. From increasing equity for all students, to ensuring teachers are being fairly compensated without needing to buy supplies on their own budget I will continue working with our teachers and students to ensure the highest quality education possible.
Since 2020 we have seen the physical, emotional and economic damages caused by the Covid-19 Pandemic. Lives have been taken, dreams shattered and many struggle to make ends meet. I am dedicated to protecting and supporting those affected while investing in opportunities for all to thrive within this challenging time and after.