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Hornstein, Frank

House 2003-2012 (District 60B); House 2013-2022 (District 61A); House 2023-Present (District 61A)

Party when first elected:  Democratic-Farmer-Labor

Counties Served:  Hennepin

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 9/27/1959
Birth Place: Cincinnati, Ohio
Birth County:
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death:
Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Minneapolis
Occupation (when first elected): Community Organizer

EDUCATION

Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota; B.A.; Environmental Studies and History, 1981
Tufts University, Massachusetts; M.A.; Urban and Environmental Policy, 1985
University of Minnesota, Humphrey Institute; Fellowship; Policy Forum Fellowship, 1995-1996

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

State Board/Commission/Council: Metropolitan Council of the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area, Minnesota (Appointed by Governor Jesse Ventura); 12/2000 to 01/2003 [Appointed]

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Marcia A. Zimmerman (Senior Rabbi at Temple Israel in Minneapolis, Minnesota)
Children: Three children
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

He was of Hungarian and Polish ancestry. His parents were survivors of the Holocaust in Germany.

He announced he would not seek reelection in 2024.

Religion provided by the Jewish Community Relations Council.

Total Days Served: 7728

SESSIONS SERVED

93rd Legislative Session (2023-2024)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 61A
Elected: 11/8/2022
Residence: Minneapolis
Term of Office: 1/3/2023 to 1/13/2025
Counties Represented: Hennepin
Occupation: College instructor
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Climate and Energy Finance and Policy Minutes
  • Sustainable Infrastructure Policy Minutes
  • Transportation Finance and Policy (Chair) Minutes
  • Ways and Means Minutes

92nd Legislative Session (2021-2022)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 61A
Elected: 11/3/2020
Residence: Minneapolis
Term of Office: 1/5/2021 to 1/2/2023
Counties Represented: Hennepin
Occupation: College instructor
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:  2021 1st Sp.S. - Chief Author    2021 1st Sp.S. - Author
Committees:
  • Climate and Energy Finance and Policy Minutes
  • Housing Finance and Policy: Preventing Homelessness Division Minutes
  • Transportation Finance and Policy (Chair) Minutes
  • Ways and Means Minutes

91st Legislative Session (2019-2020)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 61A
Elected: 11/6/2018
Residence: Minneapolis
Term of Office: 1/8/2019 to 1/4/2021
Counties Represented: Hennepin
Occupation: College instructor
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Labor Minutes
  • Ways & Means Minutes
  • Ways & Means: Energy and Climate Finance & Policy Division Minutes
  • Ways & Means: Housing Finance & Policy Division Minutes
  • Ways & Means: Transportation Finance & Policy Division (Chair) Minutes
Ran in next election? Yes. Defeated in general election

90th Legislative Session (2017-2018)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 61A
Elected: 11/8/2016
Residence: Minneapolis
Term of Office: 1/3/2017 to 1/7/2019
Counties Represented: Hennepin
Occupation: College Instructor
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:     2017 1st Sp.S. - Author
Committees:
  • Environment & Natural Resources Policy and Finance Minutes
  • Transportation & Regional Governance Policy Minutes
  • Transportation Finance Minutes
  • Ways & Means Minutes

89th Legislative Session (2015-2016)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 61A
Elected: 11/4/2014
Residence: Minneapolis
Term of Office: 1/6/2015 to 1/2/2017
Counties Represented: Hennepin
Occupation: College Instructor
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:  2015 1st Sp.S. - Chief Author    2015 1st Sp.S. - Author
Committees:
  • Environment & Natural Resources Policy & Finance Minutes
  • Transportation Policy & Finance Minutes
  • Ways and Means Minutes

88th Legislative Session (2013-2014)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 61A
Elected: 11/6/2012
Residence: Minneapolis
Term of Office: 1/8/2013 to 1/5/2015
Counties Represented: Hennepin
Occupation: Community Organizer
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:

87th Legislative Session (2011-2012)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 60B
Elected: 11/2/2010
Residence: Minneapolis
Term of Office: 1/4/2011 to 1/7/2013
Counties Represented: Hennepin
Occupation: Community Organizer
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:     2011 1st Sp.S. - Author
Committees:
  • Government Operations and Elections Minutes
  • Transportation Policy and Finance Minutes
  • Ways and Means Minutes

86th Legislative Session (2009-2010)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 60B
Elected: 11/4/2008
Residence: Minneapolis
Term of Office: 1/6/2009 to 1/3/2011
Counties Represented: Hennepin
Occupation: Community Organizer
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:     2010 2nd Sp.S. - Author
Committees:
  • Finance: Transportation Finance and Policy Division Minutes
  • Finance: Transportation Finance and Policy Division: Transportation and Transit Policy and Oversight Division (Chair) Minutes
  • State and Local Government Operations Reform, Technology and Elections Minutes
  • State and Local Government Operations Reform, Technology and Elections: Local Government Division Minutes

85th Legislative Session (2007-2008)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 60B
Elected: 11/7/2006
Residence: Minneapolis
Term of Office: 1/3/2007 to 1/5/2009
Counties Represented: Hennepin
Occupation: Community Organizer
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Commerce and Labor: Labor and Consumer Protection Division Minutes
  • E-12 Education Minutes
  • Finance: Education Finance and Economic Competitiveness Finance Division Minutes
  • Finance: Transportation Finance Division Minutes
  • Finance: Transportation Finance Division: Transportation and Transit Policy (Chair) Minutes

84th Legislative Session (2005-2006)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 60B
Elected: 11/2/2004
Residence: Minneapolis
Term of Office: 1/4/2005 to 1/2/2007
Counties Represented: Hennepin
Occupation: Community Organizer
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:  2005 1st Sp.S. - Chief Author    2005 1st Sp.S. - Author
Committees:

83rd Legislative Session (2003-2004)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 60B
Elected: 11/5/2002
Residence: Minneapolis
Term of Office: 1/7/2003 to 1/3/2005
Counties Represented: Hennepin
Occupation: Community Organizer
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:     2003 1st Sp.S. - Author
Committees:
  • Local Government and Metropolitan Affairs Minutes
  • Transportation Finance Minutes
  • Transportation Policy Minutes
Session Interviews
Session Interview (Video) 2005 House Interview

Session Interview (Video) 2003 House Interview


Articles & Books About
Dunn, Ruth. "War and Remembrance: Representatives Have Ties to End of WWII." Session Weekly, St. Paul: Minnesota House of Representatives Information Office, May 6, 2005, p. 19, 22.

Janovec, Patty. "Lifetime Advocate: After Years of Working in the Community to Organize Others to Make Change, Hornstein Wants to Do the Same..." Session Weekly, St. Paul: Minnesota House of Representatives Information Office, February 28, 2003, p. 21.


District Files

District File - 2003 District 60B
District File - 2004 District 60B
District File - 2005 District 60B
District File - 2006 District 60B
District File - 2007 District 60B
District File - 2008 District 60B
District File - 2009 District 60B
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