Deb Calvert is a first-time candidate for Senate District 44. Her political experience includes working on campaigns since 2004 and in U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar's state office, and her experience as a parent, former small business owner, and hard-working Minnesotan will help her find real solutions for real people. Deb ran her own home business teaching violin as she followed her husband’s emergency services career around the country. Her background in music and love of children also inspired her to co-found the Cadillac String Association, a nonprofit which provides music instruction to an under-served community in Michigan, before she moved to Minnesota. She currently serves on the Minnetonka Planning Commission and works at the Mitchell Hamline School of Law as Executive Assistant to the President and Dean. Deb will model her legislative style after Sen. Klobuchar, who puts the needs of her fellow Minnesotans ahead of partisan politics.