Education Minnesota announces legislative endorsements
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ST. PAUL, Minnesota. July 3, 2018 _ Education Minnesota announced on Tuesday that it has endorsed 31 candidates for the state Legislature, including three professional educators.
Educators Julie Sandstede, Mary Kunesh-Podein and Lyndon Carlson are among the 10 incumbent state representatives on the list.
All the endorsed candidates are running for the Minnesota House except Joe Perske. The union endorsed him in the special election in Senate District 13 in central Minnesota.
Education Minnesota will announce additional endorsements over the next few months.
Name District Area Party
Pat Medure 5B Grand Rapids DFL
Julie Sandstede 6A Hibbing DFL
Joe Perske SD 13 Sartell DFL
Jim Read 13A Avon DFL
Aric Putnam 14A St. Cloud DFL
Dan Wolgamott 14B St. Cloud DFL
Ashley Latzke 18B Gaylord DFL
Jeff Brand 19A St Peter DFL
Jack Considine 19B Mankato DFL
James Grabowska 23B St Clair DFL
Sarah Hamlin 30A Elk River DFL
Margaret Fernandez 30B St Michael DFL
Brad Brown 31A Princeton DFL
Jeff Peterson 32B Wyoming DFL
Daniel Solon 34A Rogers DFL
Kristin Bahner 34B Maple Grove DFL
Bill Vikander 35A Ramsey DFL
Kathryn Eckhardt 35B Andover DFL
Zachary Stephenson 36A Coon Rapids DFL
Melissa Hortman 36B Brooklyn Park DFL
Erin Koegel 37A Spring Lake Park DFL
Amir Malik 37B Blaine DFL
Connie Bernardy 41A New Brighton DFL
Mary Kunesh- Podein 41B New Brighton DFL
Ginny Klevorn 44A Plymouth DFL
Patty Acomb 44B Minnetonka DFL
Lyndon Carlson 45A Crystal DFL
Mike Freiberg 45B Golden Valley DFL
Sandra Masin 51A Eagan DFL
Laurie Halverson 51B Eagan DFL
John Huot 57B Rosemount DFL
The union endorsed candidates who interviewed with educators from their districts and who completed questionnaires created by educators.
About Education Minnesota
Education Minnesota is the voice for professional educators and students. Education Minnesota’s members include teachers and education support professionals in Minnesota’s public school districts, faculty members at Minnesota’s community and technical colleges and University of Minnesota campuses in Duluth and Crookston, retired educators and student teachers. Education Minnesota is affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers, National Education Association and AFL-CIO.