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Christine M. Zimmer

Director of Government Relations
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Christine M. Zimmer joined Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A.'s government relations team in 2003 and is an effective lobbyist for the firm's clients at the State Capitol.  In her role, she promotes client agendas at the Capitol, develops strategic goals and builds coalitions and partnerships for successful client-advocacy.
Christine has been an active contributor to many issues affecting Minnesota government over the years, including transportation, gaming, health care and long-term care, and traffic safety reform. Prior to her position at Winthrop & Weinstine, Christine was the Government Affairs Manager at Minnesota Life Insurance Company. While there, she worked on significant insurance legislation and developed important relationships with the Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, Capital City Partnership, and the Insurance Federation of Minnesota. She also has served as a Senior Administrative Assistant for the House and Senate Republican Caucus Campaign Committees and prior to that was the Legislative Assistant for the House Republican Caucus Leadership office.

Articles & Presentations
Panelist. Public Services & Public Affairs Seminar, Career EXPO. College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University. 06 Nov. 2013.

Speaker on Minnesota State Legislature regarding lobbying procedure, building relationships, ethics and techniques. University of Minnesota Humphrey Institute Policy Fellows. 07 Dec. 2012.

Speaker. "Nothing is Solid Until the Session Ends." Minnesota Health Strategy & Communications Network, St. Cloud, MN. 20 February 2009.

Frequent guest speaker, Page Program and local area high schools on politics and public policy.  
Honors & Awards
  • 40 Under Forty Honoree, Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, 2005

Professional Associations & Memberships
  •  Minnesota Chamber of Commerce Leadership Committee, 2009
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