Laurie Halverson has lived and worked in Dakota County for 20 years. She and her husband Jason chose to put down roots in Eagan, where they are raising their son and enjoying life with 2 rescue dogs.
Laurie is currently completing her 4th term in the Minnesota House of Representatives from Eagan. In her time in the House, Laurie led the way on a wide variety of critical legislation. She created the state’s first regulations of e-cigarettes and included vaping in Minnesota’s Clean Indoor Air Act. She authored the Homeless Youth Act and has been a long- time leader in Safe Routes to School efforts. Laurie led efforts to create greater campaign finance disclosure laws in Minnesota. This past session, she was the chief author the Paid Family and Medical Leave Act and sponsored a bill to provide state bonding resources to rebuild Diffley Road in Eagan to improve bike and pedestrian safety.
Laurie has been a recognized leader in the Minnesota House of Representatives, creating the Health Care Cost Work Group, serving as assistant minority leader, serving as speaker pro-tempore, and co-chairing the Council of State Government Midwest Boway Institute for Legislative Leadership and Development (BILLD). Laurie has served on the health and human services finance and policy committees, government operations and elections committees, and is the current chair of the commerce committee.
Prior to serving as state representative, Laurie worked at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota in public affairs, advancing public health initiatives. An active community volunteer, she has served as chair of the Eagan Advisory Parks and Recreation Commission and secretary of the Eagan Foundation. Laurie can be found volunteering for ISD 196 schools, the Open Door and the Eagan Art Festival. She is a member of the Eagan Kick-Start Rotary, the Citizens League, and the League of Women Voters Minnesota. She holds a degree in Political Science from St. Catherine University and attended the Humphrey School of Public Affairs.