Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
State Rep. Larry Hosch, St. Joseph, took the oath of office today at the State Capitol, officially marking the beginning of his fourth term as the State Representative for District 14B. Hosch, who will serve as a Minority Whip this session was first elected in 2004.
"It's a great honor and privilege to serve the people of District 14B and work on their behalf at the State Capitol," said Hosch. "We have great challenges facing Minnesota and I am ready to get to work and make a difference for Central Minnesota."
Hosch said the economy and state budget will be the most important issues heading into the session.
"Supporting local businesses and strengthening our schools are the best way to grow jobs and our economy," said Hosch. "We need to partner with job providers and support education so that we can keep strong what has always made Minnesota a great place to live, work and raise a family."
With the 2011 session comes considerable change including a new governor and majorities in the state legislature. Hosch said he is hopeful that common ground and a focus on the most important priorities would guide the legislature and governor as they work to solve problems.
"This session will be about priorities," said Hosch. "Balancing a $6.2 billion budget cannot be done without making difficult choices Ð it's my hope that we can reach a budget solution that protects Minnesota families who have been squeezed during this recession."
Along with serving as a Minority Whip, Hosch will serve on several key committees including: Health and Human Services Finance, Health and Human Services Reform, and Agriculture Rural Development Policy and Finance.
Rep. Hosch can be reached at (651) 296-4373, by e-mail at
, or by mail at 565 State Office Building, St. Paul, MN 55155.