Commissioner Victoria Reinhardt is running for re-election as Ramsey County Commissioner District 7, which includes White Bear Lake, Maplewood, North St. Paul and the Hillcrest area in St. Paul. Comm. Reinhardt's background in the environmental eld has made her a local, regional, state, national and international leader on recycling and energy, clean air and water, and climate change. She has been and continues to be an active volunteer throughout the community and has taken on leadership roles at all levels of involvement. After overcoming domestic abuse in her first marriage (Victoria has been remarried for over 28 years) and being a single parent, she went on to not only survive, but thrive. Comm. Reinhardt earned her MBA from Metropolitan State University and a DPA from Hamline University. Commissioner Reinhardt looks forward to working on prosperity, opportunity and well-being for every member of our community.
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Ashley Grimm is running for St. Louis County Commissioner in District 3, which represents the western side of Duluth. Ashley runs family and employment programming at the Damiano Center and serves as the Vice Chair of the Duluth Human Rights Commission. She has fought for affordable housing, education equity, legal protections people experiencing homelessness and resources for youths. When elected, Ashley Grimm will ensure strong county services and transparent government that is accountable to the people.
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Dr. Andrea Nelsen is running to represent District 55B, which includes Jordan, Prior Lake and surrounding townships, in the Minnesota House of Representatives. Dr. Nelsen is a practicing physician and public health scientist who has spent more than a decade helping patients with mental health and medical problems while navigating our complicated health care system. She lives in Prior Lake where she serves on the Community Engagement Committee, and she has volunteered medical services both locally and overseas in the developing world. When elected, Dr. Nelsen will work to ensure that all Minnesotans have access to affordable health care, high-quality education, a clean environment and a fair economy.
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Doria Drost is running for the Minnesota House of Representatives in District 16A, which includes Yellow Medicine, Lyon, and Lac Qui Parle counties. Doria is a current graduate student at Southwest Minnesota State University where she is working towards her MBA. She has a bachelor's degree in Marketing and Political Science. Doria Drost has spent over five years advocating for issues of affordable housing, agricultural representation, sexual assault, quality education, and affordable healthcare. Doria's legislative priorities include creating border-to-border broadband in Minnesota, increasing access to early education programs and mental health resources in schools, as well as forming avenues for affordable housing and healthcare in rural Minnesota. Doria plans to work hard because she knows Greater Minnesota should always expect more.
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Caitlin Cahill is running for the Minnesota House of Representatives in District 33A, which includes Corcoran, Greenfield, Independence, Long Lake, Loretto, Maple Plain, Medina, Minnetrista, Orono, St. Bonifacius, and Wayzata. Caitlin worked for local school districts for a decade before starting her own technology service business. Caitlin is currently serving as a council member in Maple Plain, where she is the chair of the Fire Commission and the designated Acting Mayor. She previously served as a Hennepin County Library Board member for nine years, including as Vice President, Secretary, and Chair of the Policy Committee. Caitlin’s legislative priorities include education from early childhood to career training, affordable healthcare, infrastructure improvements, and protecting our environment. Caitlin enjoys the collaborative and non-partisan nature of municipal government, and will bring this approach to the legislature to work together in the best interest of all Minnesotans.
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Liz Boldon is running for the Minnesota House of Representatives representing District 25B in Rochester. Liz is a mother of three, a nurse, an educator, and activist who is ready to do the work to build a community that is inclusive, safe and caring for all; where everyone has a voice and everyone counts. Liz has a bold vision to build a Minnesota that is inclusive and just for every person – no exceptions.
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Quinn Nystrom is running for the U.S. House of Representatives in Minnesota’s Eighth Congressional District, which includes Duluth, Brainerd, and most of northeastern Minnesota. Quinn is a fourth-generation resident of Crow Wing County who has dedicated her life to public service as an advocate for accessible healthcare and affordable prescription drug coverage. She served on the Baxter, MN City Council from 2015-2018, working to combat sex trafficking, invest in infrastructure, and increase access to mental health care services. In Washington, Quinn will continue her advocacy for affordable healthcare and lowering the cost of life-saving medications, and work to end the opioid epidemic, get dark money out of politics, expand economic opportunity on the iron range, and support Minnesota’s Native communities. When elected, Quinn will be the first woman to represent Minnesota’s Eighth District in Congress.
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Sahra Odowa is a candidate running for State Senate District 55, which includes, Shakopee, Prior Lake, Jordan, and the Townships. Sahra is a first- generation American. Sahra was born in the Bronx, NY and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. Sahra has attended and graduated from the University of Southern Maine in (2012) with a Bachelor’s of Science in Natural and Applied Science, Biology and Health Illness Concentration. Sahra, then obtained a Master’s Degree in Public Heath from the University of New England and moved to Minnesota in 2015. Sahra was a member of the Shakopee Diversity Alliance and is currently a board-member of the Scott County Mental Health Local Advisory Council. Sahra's efforts in the Minnesota Senate will be to serve the citizens of State Senate District 55 first, uniting people together for the common good and to advocate for the needs of our communities.
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Addie Miller is running for an open seat in the Minnesota State Senate, District 47, which includes the majority of Carver County. Addie is a former horse trainer, a lawyer, and a Committee Administrator at the House of Representatives. She uses her past campaign experience, legal career, and farm-raised upbringing to bring a unique voice to the Capitol and support DFL Representatives in their work. Her priorities include fully funding public education, expanding mental health into schools and rural areas, and tackling the insane cost of healthcare. When elected, Addie will represent the residents of Carver County with her strong homegrown roots and "DO SOMETHING" attitude to better the lives of Minnesotans.
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