U of M graduate excited to experience life at the State Capitol
Meet Daniel Lightfoot, MnRA's government affairs assistant/intern for the 2014 legislative session.
My name is Daniel Lightfoot and I am a recent graduate of the University of Minnesota with a degree in Political Science and History. I grew up in Plymouth, Minnesota where my passion for public service motivated me to secure internships with both the Office of Senator Al Franken as the economic policy intern and the White House working with the Office of Management and Administration.
It is my pleasure to be working with the Minnesota Retailers Association during this upcoming legislative session. I am eager to apply my skills and knowledge of congressional politics for the benefit of MnRA’s members with the hope of actively communicating with members to provide updates on all public policy issues that are of interest to retailers across the state of Minnesota.
Although this session is rather short, it is sure to be a fast-paced session packed with a number of controversial issues many of which will directly impact retailers both big and small. Therefore it is my goal to be a resource to each and every one of our members as the session progresses to effectively manage and communicate our policy positions.
I have always prided myself as being a quick learner and one who works best under pressure and what better way to showcase those skills than hitting the ground running this session? I look forward to meeting as many of our members as possible and I am proud to be a part of MnRA’s mission in making Minnesota a strong place for retailers to do business and continuing to support such a vital industry.