Melissa is running for a seventh term in the Minnesota State House. Before her election in 2004, Melissa juggled her law career, her dedication to volunteerism and working at her family’s small business. A graduate of Post Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO), Melissa is a firm believer in innovation in education. She focuses much of her legislative efforts on transportation efficiency, education funding and improvement, and environmental policy. Upon reelection, Melissa will continue to fight for job creation and women’s economic issues.