Roger J Reinert
Managing Partner and Attorney-at-Law
Reinert served almost 15 years in elected public office as a City Councilor,
State Representative, and State Senator. He earned a reputation during his public
service of being a thoughtful and centered leader having the ability to work effectively
with diverse stakeholders and audiences. He twice served as President of the Duluth City
Council, served as Chair of the Minnesota Legislative Audit Commission, and founded
the Bipartisan Purple Caucus of the Minnesota Legislature.
Reinert was named a “Rising Legislative Leader” in 2010 by the Council of State
Governments, selected as a Bush Fellow in 2013, and named an Aspen Institute of
Public Policy Rodel Fellow in 2014.
He has a Master’s Degree in Curriculum Development, post-graduate work in public
policy, and a law degree. He is a licensed attorney and admitted to practice law in the
State of Minnesota. He taught civics and political science at the collegiate level for over
10 years, and is passionate about democracy, public process, and civic engagement.
Reinert is also passionate about public service. He serves as a Lt. Commander in the United States Navy (Reserve), and recently completed a combat deployment to Afghanistan. He spent over a decade as an Intelligence Officer and now serves as a Public Affairs Officer. His current duty assignment is with Pacific Fleet Command (San Diego, CA), and he is the Operations Officer for a 4-Star Command Public Affairs Department. Most recently, he and his team led all media engagements for commissioning of the new USS Gerald R. Ford.
Roger makes his home in Duluth, Minnesota. In what spare time he has he is a private pilot and loves to fly, enjoys sailing Lake Superior, and is an avid runner.