Melisa Franzen is running for reelection to the MN State Senate. She represents Senate District 49 which includes the communities of Bloomington, Eden Prairie, Edina, and Minnetonka. Senator Franzen is a small business owner and is the Co-Founder and President of NewPublica, a public relations and strategic communications firm based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She has been a lifelong volunteer in her community and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys and Comunidades Latinas Unidas en Servicio (CLUES). She is a former President of the Minnesota Hispanic Bar Association and Regional Vice President of the Hispanic National Bar Association. Senator Franzen is currently the Vice-Chair on the Health and Human Services Finance and serves on the Transportation and Public Safety Finance, and the Higher Education and Workforce Development Committees.