Representative Tom Rukavina (DFL) was presented the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) Distinguished Alumni Award at a ceremony held January 23. He is a 1972 UMD graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science.
The award citied Representative Rukavina for:
A native of Virginia, Minnesota, he was first elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 1986 and is currently serving his 11th term.
Representative Rukavina serves as chair of the House Higher Education and Work Force Development Policy Committee and is a member of the Capital Investment Committee, Education Finance and Economic Competitiveness Committee, and the Finance Committee.