Coon Rapids students take trip to State Capitol

Sen. John Hoffman (DFL-Champlin/Coon Rapids/Brooklyn Park) recently met with Coon Rapids Middle School students at the State Capitol to answer their questions and share his experiences as a freshman lawmaker.

State Sen. John Hoffman responds to questions from Coon Rapids Middle School students at the State Capitol.

State Sen. John Hoffman responds to questions from Coon Rapids Middle School students at the State Capitol.

Students asked questions ranging from marriage equality to who the senator’s favorite “SpongeBob” character was. “Patrick. He’s a great character,” Hoffman said.

“It was great being on the Senate floor with these kids. To see their eyes just open up and take it all in.

“They asked some great questions — how does it work, what’s the president of the Senate’s job. To see these kids engaged in public service and their community gives me a lot of hope for our future.”

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