Welcome Senate District 53!
Dear Friends and Neighbors,
It is my honor and privilege to represent the people of Woodbury, Landfall, and the southern parts of Maplewood and Oakdale in the Minnesota Senate.
In the past three years, I have had the opportunity to meet with and listen to many neighbors, hearing concerns and ideas to keep Minnesota strong and vibrant into the future. I am grateful for your visits to the Capitol, your contributions at Town Halls and community coffees, and the time and interest you share when I knock on your doors. The engagement of our community never surprises me, but I am always humbled by your dedication and attentiveness.
As I serve in the Minnesota Senate, I carry your passion and your messages with me and hold them close. I am pleased to sit on committees that represent critical aspects of our state’s and community’s future success: Education, Higher Education and Workforce Development, and Transportation and Public Safety. Generations of Minnesotans have built excellent traditions in each of these important areas, and I take very seriously the responsibility to honor their sacrifice by ensuring that Minnesota’s commitment to excellence continues for our kids and grandkids. Our well-educated workforce, our infrastructure, our natural resources have all contributed to a strong economy and a great place to live and raise families, and I am passionate in my efforts to maintain these crucial assets for generations to come.
Something else I hear loud and clear? Put people over ideologies. Our elected leaders are supposed to represent people, not platforms. I take very seriously that I represent everyone in Senate District 53. Realistically, not everyone will agree with all my positions all the time, but I will always listen, and I look for solutions to unify many views. I share our community’s deep desire that our legislature work together to build solutions. In my life — both in my professional career as well as my work in the community — I have always found that when all are willing to listen to each other, to actively seek common ground, that shared visions can guide the way to compromise.
And as we look ahead, I am committed to continuing to work hard for my district and for our state. We have accomplished a great deal in the past three years, but I know there is still much work to be done. I ask for your support and your continued engagement as I continue this work.
Please email me with any questions or input at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1.651.248.4472.
With deepest gratitude,
Mailing address: P.O. Box 251025, Woodbury, MN 55125