House 1973-82 (District 55B); House 1983-92 (District 58A); House 1993-96 (District 59A)
Party when first elected: Nonpartisan Election-Democratic-Farmer-Labor Caucus
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Reported Minority: None Reported
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Occupation (when first elected):
Labor Official, United Auto Workers
OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE
Two children: Beth and Barb (daughters)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
He was a member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party.
He was the Minneapolis Chairman of Sen. Humphrey for President 1972.
"John earned the label 'Mr. Consumer Protection' authoring many bills including the "lemon law" guaranteeing consumer protection on new or used vehicles, and the bill allowing reading glasses to be sold anywhere. Perhaps his biggest legacy is the preservation of the historical Minneapolis Stone Arch Bridge. In 1991, the bridge was earmarked for train use, but he envisioned it for pedestrian use and saw it as a catalyst to revitalize the downtown riverfront. He created a committee including historical preservationists, engineers, and neighbors and passed legislation to successfully save the bridge for public use." (Star Tribune obituary, April 25, 2021)