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Advocacy 101: From Constituent to Senate Seat

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Dr Jason Varin
1 hour, 15 minutes
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This session will discuss the value of the constituent -representative relationship and explore a process to become an elected representative. 

Please join Jason Varin as he welcomes his State Senator, Steve Cwodzinski to discuss the importance of the constituent -representative relationship and the process that he took to evolve  from high school civics teacher to Minnesota State Senator.  We will also welcome Greg Weiner, who serves as Legislative Assistant to Senator Steve Cwodzinski.


  1. Understand how to build a relationship with your legislator and why the relationship is beneficial to both  the constituent and the representative.

  2. Consider the steps on one path to become an elected representative.

  3. Compare the value of a legislative support team with that of a pharmacy or healthcare team. 



Credits Offered: 1.0

The Minnesota Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Minnesota Board of Pharmacy as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.


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Assistant Professor

University of Minnesota, College of Pharmacy-Twin Cities

Jason Varin R.Ph., PharmD is an assistant professor at the University of Minnesota College Of Pharmacy which is also where he received his BS,Pharmacy and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees. Dr. Varin practiced as a community pharmacist for over 22 years during which time he participated in pharmaceutical care research, implemented clinical pharmacy care, immunization, and disease management programs. He also developed a pharmacist preceptor training and development program and served as preceptor and mentor to scores of student pharmacists. Dr. Varin is a past president of MPhA.

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