Proudly representing Lake Elmo
In 2012, I was elected to represent the people of Forest Lake, Stillwater, and the surrounding St. Croix Valley in the Minnesota Senate. In that time, we have made a real difference. I’m proud of our accomplishments together, including passing landmark protections for elderly and vulnerable Minnesotans, making record investments in area schools, cutting your taxes, and navigating a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic.
Now, there is more work to do, and I am asking for your support to continue representing our communities in the Minnesota Senate. I have lived in this district for more than 30 years. I raised my family here, my kids went to school here, and now my grandkids are growing up here. As we confront our state’s many challenges ahead, I will continuing bringing my leadership and experience to the Capitol every day as I work to get things done for you.
Protecting our communities
Violent crime is out of control in the metro, and too often it spills into the St. Croix Valley. I’m proud to be endorsed by law enforcement organizations because I know the value law enforcement has in keeping our communities safe. In the legislature, I’m proud to have supported funding to recruit, retain, and train our law enforcement — because I know more cops will get us on the right track to peace and safety.
Fighting for seniors
I spearheaded “landmark” legislation that provides protections for Minnesotans living in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Minnesota’s population is rapidly aging—and our seniors need someone to fight for them. Now, Minnesota is facing facing a staffing crisis in long-term care and senior living facilities, so I worked with stakeholders to support training, education, and recruitment tools to ensure there is always someone there for our seniors and most vulnerable.
Empowering parents & students
Parents and students have been through so much during the pandemic, and it was my top priority to make sure students stayed in the classroom this year to learn. Yet, after months and months of virtual learning and forced lockdowns, more than 40% of Minnesota students cannot read at grade level That’s why I am proud to have supported funding for scientifically-backed literacy programs, mental health grants, and school safety grants to protect our students and get them back on the right track.
I need your help.
It’s an honor to represent Forest Lake, Stillwater, and the surrounding St. Croix Valley in the Minnesota Senate. I’m proud of what we’ve accomplished—but there is still work left to do.
That’s why I’m asking for your help. Together, we can continue making a difference. Can I count on your support today?