Representative Nick Zerwas is currently serving his 2nd term in the Minnesota House of Representatives. Nick serves on the Health and Human Services Finance Com- mittee, Health and Human Services Reform Committee, Civil Law and Data Practices Committee, and the Public Safety Committee. Born with a severe heart defect in 1980, Nick has under- gone 10 open-heart surgeries. He credits his family’s constant love and support along with that of his community for why he has been able to overcome those adversities. Nick attended Hamline University in Saint Paul where he received his B.A. in Biology and later obtained his M.B.A. at the University of Phoenix. Nick currently lives in, and represents, his hometown of Elk River, Minnesota.