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Capella Tower
225 South Sixth Street
Suite 3500
Minneapolis, MN 55402-4629
Phone: (612) 604-6706
Fax: (612) 604-6800

John Reich is a member of the Legislative and Regulatory Practice Group at Winthrop & Weinstine P.A., where he represents the firm’s clients at the Minnesota Legislature and before state and local regulatory agencies. He has extensive lobbying experience, and manages strategy and advises on legislative and political matters, including committee hearings, formal communication and legislation.

Prior to joining the firm, John served as staff in both the Minnesota Legislature and Gov. Mark Dayton’s administration. Most recently, he served as the Public Relations Officer and the Director of Government Relations for MNsure, the state health insurance marketplace. In these roles, John managed media communications, legislation relations, and stakeholder engagement during the implementation of historic health care reform in Minnesota. John was the lead lobbyist during the passage of legislation authorizing a state-based marketplace and was involved in the passage of Affordable Care Act conformity legislation. During the implementation of MNsure, John served as one of the designated spokespeople at MNsure and was quoted extensively by the press.

Prior to his service at MNsure, John led the Government Affairs Department at the Minnesota Department of Commerce. He and his staff monitored, influenced, and testified as needed on all legislative matters related to the Department’s regulatory jurisdiction including insurance, financial institutions, energy, telecommunications, and other regulatory matters. John also worked extensively with the Department’s communications staff on media inquiries. John also spent five years on staff at the Minnesota House of Representative, including three years as the Committee Administrator for the House Commerce and Labor Committee. He can provide strategic advice on legislative and operational matters related to health care, insurance, liquor, lottery, energy, telecommunications, and banking, among others.




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