Raymond Dehn is a Minnesota state representative and community organizer. A member of the DFL Party, he represents District 59B in North Minneapolis.
Dehn grew up in Brooklyn Park, in a working class family. In 1976, at the age of 19, Dehn was convicted of a felony burglary. He served seven months at the Hennepin County Workhouse and was released to a drug treatment program due to his cocaine addiction. He has been sober since his rehabilitation. In 1982, Dehn applied and was granted a full pardon for his felony by the State of Minnesota. He attended the University of Minnesota, graduating cum laude with a bachelor’s in architecture in 1993, receiving his master’s in 1996. He has volunteered with Northside Community Reinvestment Coalition, as well as political campaigns for Rep. Keith Ellison and the late Sen. Paul Wellstone.
Dehn was elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives on Nov. 6, 2012 and is currently in his third term. He serves on the Capital Investment, Civil Law and Data Practices, Ethics, and Public Safety committees in the Minnesota House of Representatives.