Foung Hawj

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Foung Hawj
Foung Hawj.jpg
Minnesota State Senate District 67
In office
January 8, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2017
Years in position 2
Base salary$31,140.90/year
Per diem$96/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Kansas
Master'sRochester Institute of Technology
Place of birthLaos, Vietnam
ProfessionMultimedia Producer, Digital Motion LLC
Foung Hawj is a Democratic member of the Minnesota State Senate, representing District 67 since 2013.


Campaign themes

Hawj's website highlights the following campaign themes:[1]

Foreclosure Prevention

  • Excerpt:"St. Paul’s East Side has one of the highest foreclosure rates in the metropolitan area. It is destroying families and neighborhoods. I will make sure that mortgage companies are doing everything to help homeowners keep their homes."

Job Development and Training Opportunities

  • Excerpt:"I plan to create jobs by supporting small businesses, entrepreneurs and green initiatives. I will work with city leaders to market the East Side to attract businesses and make sure that companies hire locally."

Quality Education

  • Excerpt:"I will fight hard to promote quality education for the East Side, and close the student achievement gap by holding the state to its commitment to our school. "

Better Healthcare for Seniors

  • Excerpt:"I will fight for more affordable healthcare for our elderly and make sure that they have adequate supports in their own homes."

Environmental and Green Initiatives

  • Excerpt:"We are blessed to have beautiful parks and green spaces throughout the East Side. The Mississippi River is a national treasure in our backyard. I will support efforts to protect, improve, and expand our green spaces and natural resources."

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Hawj served on the following committees:

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013
Environment and Energy
Jobs, Agriculture and Rural Development



See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2012

Hawj won election in the 2012 election for Minnesota State Senate, District 66. He defeated Tom Dimond and Robert Humphrey in the Democratic primary on August 14 and defeated Mike Capistrant (R) in the general election on November 6.[2][3]

Minnesota State Senate, District 67, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngFoung Hawj 72.8% 21,630
     Republican Mike Capistrant 27.2% 8,094
Total Votes 29,724

Minnesota State Senate, District 67 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngFoung Hawj 36.6% 2,142
Robert Humphrey 49.6% 2,897
Tom Dimond 13.8% 806
Total Votes 5,845


See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2010

Hawj was a Democratic-Farmer-Labor candidate for District 67 of the Minnesota State Senate. The primary election was on August 10, 2010 and the general election was on November 2. John Harrington advanced to the general election.[4]

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Political offices
Preceded by
John Harrington (DFL)
Minnesota State Senate District 67
Succeeded by