My Story

My story, my experiences, and what I have learned along the way have all shaped the person I am, and the kind of representative I am, and will continue to be for Rosemount, Apple Valley, and Coates.

I was raised in Cottage Grove, Minnesota, the youngest of seven children in a working-class family. My parents were both veterans of World War II. While my family was very typical, my life changed drastically at an early age. My brother, Ray, died during his service in Vietnam. I was only five years old when he died, and if this loss wasnu2019t hard enough on my family, my mother died of cancer just a few years later when I was twelve years old. Because my father suffered from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) due to his military service, he was not able to care for me alone. I was sent to live with my oldest sister in Hudson, Wisconsin.

Living with my sister and her family, I continued to grow up in a strong, Catholic family. Unfortunately, my life changed again when I was befriended by a priest who took advantage of my vulnerable situation. For many years I tried to ignore the abuse I sustained, but I learned that other young people were also being harmed, and I knew that speaking out about it could help make it stop. I decided to pursue action against the church, and I received one of the first abuse settlements in the state of Minnesota. This was a terrible time in my life, but it taught me that regardless of what the institution is, or how big it is, you have to address a wrong. I also learned to forgive, and I remain an active member of the Catholic Church today.

After graduating from Hudson High School, I started college in Winona, Minnesota, and then switched to trade school to fulfill my lifelong dream of becoming a firefighter and EMT. I worked for over 30 years in emergency medical services and healthcare, and during that time I continued to follow my entrepreneurial spirit and I started several businesses. One of these businesses, a flower shop, was ultimately unsuccessful and ended up with tax problems. While it was difficult and embarrassing to have these issues, we paid all the money owed and learned important lessons which I applied to subsequent businesses and brought with me to the legislature.

Throughout my life, my family has been the biggest source of support for me. My wife, Angela, and I were married in 1991 and together we have raised our three boys. We moved to Rosemount in 2002 so our boys could attend the excellent public schools in District 196. I am grateful for what this school district has done and continues to do for my family and I will fight to ensure our schools remain strong for all students, including those yet to come.

Today I am a successful realtor, and your State Representative. I won election to the State House against a three-term incumbent in 2018, thanks to the support of constituents ready to move Minnesota forward. Since the election, I have represented our local interests at the Capitol. I am a father, a community leader, and a friend. I have never been afraid of hard work, and I am someone who does more than just listen to concerns; I do the work to ensure that our district and our concerns are heard in Saint Paul. This is your seat 57B, and I am grateful for the opportunity to represent you!

John Huot

Contact Information

583 State Office Building
100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Saint Paul, MN, 55155
rep.john.huot@house.mn
651-296-4306

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Education Finance Division
Education Policy
Property and Local Tax Division
State Government Finance Division

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Thankful & honored to work with these women. From combating opioid addiction to protecting the environment to increasing school counselors to reducing drug prices – they are leading the way & committed to making MN a better place for all of us. #Thank10women https://twitter.com/MinnesotaDFL/status/1193308730651226112

I'm so excited to support Rep John Huot as he runs for a second term in the Minnesota House. @Mnrephuot has been a tremendous advocate for public education and gun violence prevention, which are two issues close to my heart. Minnesota is lucky to have him working at the Capitol.

What a great experience participating in mini session in Winona and surrounding communities. My last experience took place last night. My football officiating crew had the honor to officiate the Albert Lea home game last night.

DFL Members of the House Energy & Climate Finance & Policy Committee discussed Minnesota's future in clean energy at tonight's event at the @UrbanGrowlerMN
@huotforhouse @RobertBiermanMN @jbeckerfinn @Jamiemlong @zackstephenson @melissahortman @mnhouseDFL @WatchYourRepsMN #mnleg

Walmart Insulin is not the answer to skyrocketing insulin costs. To claim that it is shows ignorance to the high risk of serious and even deadly complications that can result. To continue to promote this in spite of learning of these risks is heartless. #Insulin4all https://twitter.com/jessvanb/status/1176507341312860161

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