Minnesota House of Representatives
Melissa Hortman, J.D., is a seventh term legislator in the Minnesota House of Representatives. She represents a part of Minneapolis’s northwest suburbs, including parts of Brooklyn Park and Coon Rapids. She serves as a Minority Leader. As a legislator, she has focused on energy, transportation, the environment, and civil law. Representative Hortman chaired the House Energy Committee from 2013 to 2014 and chief-authored legislation that created Minnesota’s solar energy standard and authorized community solar gardens in the state. The bill was signed into law in 2013. She serves on Rules and Legislative Administration committee. Hortman holds a B.A. from Boston University and a J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School.