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Walz, Flanagan Announce Appointments

7/31/2020 10:58:15 AM

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan today announced the following appointments to the Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board, the Minnesota Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities, and the Minnesota Commission of the Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing.

Stephen Swanson – Minneapolis, MN

Member

Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board

Effective: August 5, 2020

Expires: January 1, 2024

Reappointment

Faris Rashid – St. Paul, MN

Member

Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board

Effective: August 5, 2020

Expires: January 2, 2023

Replacing: Robert Moilanen

Carol Flynn – Minneapolis, MN

Former DFL Legislator

Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board

Effective: August 5, 2020

Expires: January 2, 2023

Reappointment

Margaret (Peggy) Leppik – Golden Valley, MN

Former Republican Legislator

Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board

Effective: August 5, 2020

Expires: January 1, 2024

Reappointment

About the Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board:

The Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board's four major programs are campaign finance registration and disclosure, public subsidy administration, lobbyist registration and disclosure, and economic interest disclosure by public officials. The Board has six members, appointed by the Governor on a bi-partisan basis for staggered four-year terms. The appointments must be confirmed by a three-fifths vote of the members of each house of the legislature.

More information on the Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board can be found on the Secretary of State's website.

Connie Rabideaux – Cloquet, MN

Parent/Guardian Member

Minnesota Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities

Effective: August 5, 2020

Expires: January 2, 2023

Replacing: Randean Miller

About the Minnesota Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities:

The Minnesota Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities works to ensure that people with developmental disabilities and their families receive the necessary supports and services to achieve increased independence, productivity, self-determination, integration, and inclusion in their community.

More information on the Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities can be found on the Secretary of State's website.

Kathryn Rose – Fergus Falls, MN

Northwest Advisory Council Representative

Commission of the Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing

Effective: August 5, 2020

Expires: January 4, 2021

Replacing: Elizabeth Merz

About the Minnesota Commission of the Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing:

The Minnesota Commission of Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing is the principal agency of the state which advocates on behalf of the deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing Minnesotans. It accomplishes this by working to ensure those persons have equal access to the services, programs, and opportunities available to others.

More information on the Minnesota Commission of the Deaf, Deafblind and Hard of Hearing can be found on the Secretary of State's website.

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