At the Republican Party of Minnesota convention for Senate District 39 on Tuesday, Karin Housley was endorsed for a third term in the Minnesota Senate. Housley faced no opposition and was endorsed on the first ballot. Due to the extraordinary circumstances, the convention was held via teleconferencing.
“I want to say thank you to my fellow Republicans for their endorsement as I seek another term in the Minnesota Senate. I am proud to be part of such an active group of people committed to defending our values,” said Housley. “I am so grateful to the people of Forest Lake, Stillwater, and the surrounding St. Croix Valley for placing their trust in me over the past eight years. We’ve accomplished a lot together, but there is work left to do. As the Republican-endorsed candidate, I’m looking forward to asking the people of District 39 for another term to continue that work.
Housley was elected to the Minnesota Senate in 2012 and was re-elected in 2016. She serves as chair of the Senate Family Care and Aging Committee, where she has become known as an outspoken advocate for elderly and vulnerable adults, and is an assistant majority leader. She represents District 39, which includes Forest Lake, Stillwater, Lake Elmo, Oak Park Heights, and the surrounding St. Croix Valley.
She and her husband, Phil, live in St. Marys Point. They have four adult children and two grandchildren.