Dave Pinto represents the southwest neighborhoods of St. Paul in the Minnesota House of Representatives, where he chairs the Early Childhood committee. Outside the Legislature, he serves as a prosecutor of gender violence with the Ramsey County Attorney's Office. For several years, he was the Director of Statewide Training and Protocol Development for Safe Harbor, Minnesota's system for addressing the sex trafficking of young people. In that role, he trained thousands of people statewide in identifying and responding to this crime. He is a recipient of the Excellence in Diversity Award from the Ramsey County Bar Association, as well as awards and recognitions from the Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women, Children's Hospitals Minnesota, Innocence Project of Minnesota, and League of Minnesota Cities, among many others. He earned an undergraduate degree from Harvard College and a law degree and MBA from the University of Virginia, where he was a recipient of the Raven Award, that University's highest student honor.