The Summer Senators - 2019

Summer Senate - Creating Leaders - Today's Issues



A student-led, legislative experience unlike any other. Decide on urgent issues to pursue, work with committees, prepare, present, and pass your own bills. 

when will the 2020 session convene?

July 6-10, 2020. Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM, with a huge end-of-session bill signing (and vetoing) ceremony. Intense, fast-paced, exciting, fun.



Summer Senate will be limited to the first 28 Members.

Summer Senate is for you if you fall into one of these categories:

  • Student Senate alumni - Any Age (given first preference)
  • Mr. Racer's YEAH Students who could not enroll in Student Senate (given second preference)
  • Friends and family members of any of the above, at least Grade 11
  • College-aged individuals who'd love the experience



The Monday-Thursday sessions are held in the Great Room at The Oaks, home of YEAH Academy. The building is located near Rice Street and Maryland Avenues in St. Paul at 170 West Rose Avenue.

The Friday session will be held in the Minnesota State Senate Office Building - the same location as the State Senators meet during the legislative year - the same rooms in which they consider the bills that become laws under which you must live.

details - cost, enrolling, requirements, and letting us know

We will open registration for Summer Senate during April, 2020. Anyone who is interested in more details should send an email inquiry to Dave Racer at


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you can contact "gov" racer directly by email or phone (see below)

By Phone to 651.771.2311


Summer Senate Press Conference - August 8, 2019

student-led initiative to provide emergency insulin

Summer Senate passed a resulition on July 12, urging Gov. Walz to call a special legisaltive session to pass the Alec Jones Emergency Insulin Program. Also on July 12, the Senator's passed SF 8, a bill to establish the emergency insuling accessability program. Wanting ot do more, they asked Mr. Racer to set up a press conference where they could express their request publicly.

August 8, at 11 AM, 10 of the Summer Senate Members, along with State Representative Mike Howard, DFL, and States Senators Jim Abeler, GOP, and Scott Jensen, GOP, held the press conference in the State Capitol Press Conference Room, B971, at the State Capitol. Shawn Osterhus, Sally Hazen, and Hayley Tschetter each spoke, along with Mr. Racer and the elected legisaltors.

After the press conference, the Summer Senators delivered the resolution and SF 8 to Governor Walz' office.

TV News Reports

The Senators were pleased to see WCCO TV and KMSP TV report on the press conference. See these reports: