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Hamilton receives Minnesota Legacy Award

This award is given, upon retirement, to legislators who had a particularly positive impact on Greater Minnesota cities during their legislative careers, according to the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities.

 District 22B Rep. Rod Hamilton (R-Mountain Lake) was recognized Thursday by the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities with the Minnesota Legacy Award on Thursday, July 28, 2022.
District 22B Rep. Rod Hamilton (R-Mountain Lake) was recognized Thursday by the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities with the Minnesota Legacy Award on Thursday, July 28, 2022.
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ST. PAUL — District 22B Rep. Rod Hamilton (R-Mountain Lake) was recognized Thursday by the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities with the Minnesota Legacy Award during the Coalition’s summer conference in Red Wing.

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This award is given, upon retirement, to legislators who had a particularly positive impact on Greater Minnesota cities during their legislative careers.

Hamilton will conclude his tenure in the Legislature after his ninth term in the Minnesota State House of Representatives.

He has been a tireless advocate for legislation that strengthens Greater Minnesota communities, according to the coalition. In his positions as representative, House minority whip, and Republican lead of the Workforce and Business Development Finance and Policy Committee, Hamilton played a vital role in passing legislation that improved highways, drinking water, and child care in his community. For years, his work, both publicly and behind the scenes, was instrumental in building support and advancing the CGMC’s economic development proposals.

“At the Legislature, Rep. Hamilton always put his constituents first,” said Pat Baustian, mayor of Luverne and president of the CGMC. “His work was instrumental in advancing Local Government Aid and the CGMC's economic development, transportation, and environmental priorities.”

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CGMC is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization representing more than 100 cities outside of the Twin Cities metropolitan area.

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