Legislative Advocacy     

Leaders in Legislation Representing St. Francis Health Services.


During a recent care center tour, A BIG THANK YOU was given to Representative Schomacker for his work during the 2015 Legislative Session which provided for Skilled Nursing Facility rate restructuring.  The full time employees of St. Francis Health Services care centers now have 100% employer paid health insurance!

District 12A State Advocates


Rep. Jeff Backer (R)
593 State Office Building
100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55155


Home: 318 East Broadway, Browns Valley MN 56219; (701) 361-1909
Occupation: Business Owner
Education: B.S., Chemistry/ Public Administration, St. Cloud State University
Elected: 1990
Term: 1st


Senator Torrey N. Westrom (R)
100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
State Office Building, Room 107
St. Paul, MN 55155-1206
(651) 296-3826


Home: Elbow Lake; PO Box 210. S.E., 56531; (218) 685-6299
Occupation: Attorney
Education: B.A., Bemidji State Univ
JD, William Mitchell College of Law
Elected: to the House 1996, re-elected 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010
to the Senate 2012
Term: 1st

Minnesota’s 7th Congressional District


Rep. Collin Peterson (DFL)

Washington DC Office:
2204 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2165
Fax: (202) 225-1593
324 3rd St SW #4,

State Office:
Willmar, MN 56201
(320) 235-1061

‎To Email, go to: https://collinpeterson.house.gov
Occupation: CPA
Education: B.S. Business ADM & Accounting, Moorhead State University
ND National Guard 1963-69
Elected: 1990


Senator Amy Klobuchar (DFL)

Washington DC Office:

302 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: 202-224-3244
Fax: 202-228-2186

State Office:

1200 Washington Avenue South
Room 250
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Main Line: (612) 727-5220
Main Fax: (612) 727-5223
Toll Free: 1 (800) 224-9043

To Email, go to: http://www.klobuchar.senate.gov
Occupation: Attorney
Education: Yale, then University of Chicago Law School
Elected 2006, Re-Elected in 2012


Senator Al Franken (DFL)

Washington DC Office:

309 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
(202) 224-5641

State Office:

60 East Plato Blvd
Suite 220
Saint Paul, MN 55107
(651) 221-1016

To Email, go to: https://www.franken.senate.gov
Occupation: Comedy Writer, Author, Radio Talk Show Host
Education: Harvard
Elected 2008, Re-Elected in 2014