At your service: Peter Zuniga

A few months into his new job, Deputy City Attorney Peter Zuniga welcomes the opportunity to provide legal representation on a variety of issues for the City and the positive impact it has for residents. His duties include advising City departments, such as police, fire and administration on data practices, human resources, elections and first amendment issues.

“We provide timely and effective legal advice to the City, its elected officials, staff, and boards and commissions,” Zuniga said. “I’m privileged that I get to work on things on a daily basis that will benefit Bloomington residents.”

Coming from a long line of public servants, he has always had a call to serve. Previously, Zuniga worked as general counsel for the Minnesota Department of Human Rights and deputy chief counsel for the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Originally from the Southwestern U.S., Zuniga has “lived in Minnesota 16 years now, and my blood has thickened since then.”

During his off time, Zuniga coaches sporting activities for his three kids, plays golf and does woodworking.