ABOUTLearn More About Ron Latz, Minnesota State Senator District 46
Minnesota Senate District 46 - Serving Golden Valley, Hopkins, Medicine Lake, Plymouth, & St. Louis Park
Ron’s dedicated public service and work experience has served the community for decades. His roots run deep in Senate District 46 as well as in elected office. He grew up in Golden Valley, attended Hopkins Public Schools and has served on multiple community boards and in elected office for nearly his entire career. Today, Ron resides in St. Louis Park with his wife, Julia Shmidov Latz and their three children.
After Ron received his law degree from Harvard University, he moved back to the district and began work as an Assistant Attorney General in the Public Safety and Human Services Divisions under Minnesota Attorney General Hubert Humphrey III. Today, Ron practices law in his own firm and represents individuals, primarily in employment law and criminal defense matters.
Ron’s experience in local government has helped shape his understanding of the communities he serves. He served on the St. Louis Park City Council for nine years and was elected to represent the area in the Minnesota House in 2002. He was then elected to the represent Senate District 46 in the Minnesota Senate in 2006. The district includes all of St. Louis Park, Hopkins, Medicine Lake and parts of Golden Valley and Plymouth.
Senator Latz was appointed by his colleagues to serve as the chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee and Judiciary Finance Division. He also serves on the Senate Finance Committee and the Commerce Committee.
Ron’s community service runs deep as well. He has served on many boards, including:
- American Cancer Society (Hennepin Unit, and State Advocacy Chair)
- Metropolitan Interfaith Council on Affordable Housing
- Temple Israel Board of Trustees
- Anti-Defamation League National Commission and National Civil Rights & Education Committees
- Louis Park Community Education Advisory Council
- Twin West Chamber of Commerce Leadership Program participant
- Attorney General’s Task Forces on Health Care & Privacy
About Senate District 46
Senate District 46 includes the cities of Golden Valley, Hopkins, Medicine Lake, Plymouth, & St. Louis Park. Click here to see a map of Senate District 46. If you are a resident of Golden Valley, Hopkins, Medicine Lake, Plymouth, or St. Louis Park, click here to verify your voter registration. If you are not registered, click here to register online for the 2016 election. Click here to find your polling location.