Remarks by Mike Freeman
Michael O. Freeman is the elected Hennepin County Attorney. Mike has served as the Hennepin County Attorney for 16 years 1991 – 1999 and again since 2007. As the County Attorney, Mike serves as the chief executive of Minnesota’s largest public law office, comprised of about 175 lawyers and 375 employees. This office issues 7,000 adult felony and 10,000 juvenile criminal complaints each year and also provides complete civil representation to Hennepin County with its 8,000 employees and almost $1.8 billion budget.
Mike received a B.A. from Rutgers University and a J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School. Mike was elected to the Minnesota State Senate and served from 1983 to 1991. He was also the Democratic Farmer Labor-endorsed candidate for Governor of Minnesota in 1998. Mike is married, the father of five children, two grandchildren and lives in South Minneapolis. He teaches graduate students at the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs.