Minnesota State Sen. Dick Cohen of St. Paul has been named to President Obama’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities. The organization works directly with the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
“I am deeply honored to have been selected to serve on the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities,” said Sen. Cohen in a news release. “I hope that my work in Minnesota will be of benefit to the committee.”
Sen. Cohen and the other newly-appointed members of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities will be sworn in on Tuesday, Nov. 3.
Cohen is a well known fundraiser for Democratic candidates. He raised more than $200,000 for President Obama’s campaign in 2008.