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TAG | Hubert H. Humphrey Award
Hoffa to receive Hubert H. Humphrey Award for Dedication and Leadership to the Minnesota DFL
Marge Hoffa, vice chair of the Minnesota DFL and a resident of Minnetonka, will receive the Hubert H. Humphrey Award for Dedication and Leadership to the Minnesota DFL at the 4th Annual Humphrey-Mondale Dinner, June 6, at the Hilton Minneapolis.
Hoffa grew up in Minneapolis where there were a lot of Democrats. Married with children, the Hoffa family moved to Minnetonka.
“We moved out to Minnetonka and found out there weren’t many Democrats there,” she said, “so I decided it was time to change that.”
Hoffa started her political activism by attending her precinct caucus. There she met others who were interested in building up the DFL Party in their community. The group- Hoffa describes them as “very determined women – was very interested in education and became part of the Hopkin Legislative Action Coalition. This group included a number of future legislators.
“It’s pretty exciting to see the development of Democrats coming out and saying ‘yes, I’m a Democrat, we’re in this together and you are not alone,’” Hoffa said.
They knew changes on school funding issues needed to be made at the state level so they got behind Maria Ruud to run for the Minnesota House of Representatives. Ruud won her first race in 2004 by 207 votes and served until 2010.
Ruud said Hoffa has everything to do with her running for office and that Hoffa has helped a number of other candidates.
“What’d I’d say about Marge is that she sees the big picture and that she understands the strategy, that we need to have a majority in the House and Senate and that you need to expand beyond the City of