The Favorite Hmong Senator Foung Hawj
American-Hmong politician Foung Hawj is a senator from Minnesota. He was born in Laos and came to America in the 1980s as a refugee. After relocating to Minnesota, Hawj got involved in the Hmong community and started working on problems pertaining to economic growth and immigrant rights.
After completing his undergraduate studies at the University of Minnesota, Hawj went on to Hamline University to complete his doctorate studies in public management. He started his career in public service as a community organizer, aiming to increase immigrant populations in the Twin Cities’ access to resources and services.
Hawj was chosen to serve in the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2006, a position he held for six years. He was noted for his commitment to public service and improving the lives of his people throughout this time, working on subjects including education, healthcare, and economic growth.
Hawj was chosen to serve in the Minnesota Senate in 2012, and he has done so ever since. He has continued to emphasize subjects like economic development, healthcare, and education in the Senate. He has also been a vocal supporter of the Hmong population in Minnesota. He has pushed to increase Hmong communities’ access to education and other services, and many organizations and community groups have acknowledged him for his achievements.
Hawj has received a great deal of recognition for his work throughout the course of his career, including the Minnesota Minority Leader Award and the Community Leader Award from the Hmong American Partnership. He is well-respected in the Hmong community in Minnesota and beyond, where he is well-known for his devotion to improving the lives of his people and to public service.