Today, I am excited and honored to announce my candidacy for re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives representing the incredible communities of Birchwood Village, Gem Lake, Vadnais Heights, White Bear Lake, and parts of White Bear Township in House District 36B. It has been the honor of my life to represent YOU in Saint Paul, and we have a lot more work to do, together!
I am so proud of the results I’ve delivered in a monumental first year, including:
Securing $2.21 million in public safety aid for police and fire departments in our district
Funding over $18 million more for public education in our community and making future increases automatic
Establishing a water use work group for the White Bear Lake area and nearby watersheds
Protecting transgender children and their families by helping to make Minnesota a trans refuge state and establishing the state’s first LGBTQIA2S+ Governor’s Council
Funding the expansion and improvement of the Bruce Vento Regional Trail
Fighting for improvements to disability support services, including better pay for caregivers
Throughout my first year in office, I chief authored 19 bills that became law, was elected Vice-Chair of the MN State Legislature’s first official Queer Caucus, was the only first-term State Representative appointed to the Judiciary & Public Safety Conference Committee, co-authored more bills than any other legislator, and I’m just getting started. Outside of these great accomplishments that I personally worked on, we made child care more affordable, delivered the biggest tax cut in state history, ensured all of our workers will have access to paid family and medical leave, and legalized adult-use recreational cannabis.
I will use my experience to continue delivering for our communities. We have more work to do to ensure harmful chemicals stay out of our waterways, guarantee our community’s small businesses have the opportunity to thrive in the face of corporate monopolies, and protect and expand the natural beauty of our recreational areas.
I am running for reelection to make our communities safer with proven public safety strategies.
I am running for reelection to guarantee equal rights and treatment for every Minnesotan regardless of race, gender identity, or zip code.
I am running for reelection to be your voice at the Capitol. I hope you’ll join me in this fight.