Ron Latz (born August 1963) represents SD 46, which includes portions of Hennepin County in the western Twin Cities metropolitan area. He was first elected to the Senate in 2006, and was re-elected in 2010 and 2012. Latz was a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2002, and re-elected in 2004. His Father, Robert Latz, also served in the House from 1959 to 1967.
Latz serves as the Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee and Finance Judiciary Division.
Latz attended Golden Valley High School in Golden Valley and Lindberg High School in Hopkins, graduating in 1981, then attended the University of Wisconsin in Madison, receiving a B.A. with honors in political science in 1985. He earned his J.D. in 1988 from Harvard University Law School. He was a Minnesota assistant attorney general for the Public Safety and Human Services Division from 1989 to 1995, then opened his own law practice in St. Louis Park.
Latz is married to Julia and they have three children.