Minneapolis DFLer Sworn In As Newest House Member

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — State Rep. Susan Allen has been sworn in as the newest member of the House of Representatives and the Legislature’s first-ever American Indian woman member.

Allen took the oath Thursday to the beat of a drum circle in the House chamber. House Minority Leader Paul Thissen says it’s a historic day that will better reflect Minnesota diversity in the lawmaking process.

Allen represents a diverse south Minneapolis district with a high poverty rate. Allen says she is eager to begin work, and plans to make job creation a top priority. She says she also plans to focus on environmental protection.

Allen fills the House seat of newly elected Sen. Jeff Hayden. He recently won a special election to replace longtime Sen. Linda Berglin.

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  1. Bill says:

    “Allen says she is eager to begin work, and plans to make job creation a top priority. She says she also plans to focus on environmental protection.”

    Ah honey, did it ever occur to you that those goals may be at odds with one another?

    Liberals…sigh.

  2. AG says:

    What about Green jobs? Conservatives…groan

  3. Dale Gribble says:

    See how the DFL panders to anti-American minority groups? Allen is dedicated to the destruction of the US Consittution and White Christian America!!! Down with the DFL!!! Stand up for Liberty and Freedom!!! Ron Paul in 2012!!!

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