Education Minnesota endorses Simon for secretary of state


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ST. PAUL, Minn. Jan. 24, 2018 – The political action committee of Education Minnesota has voted to endorse Steve Simon's campaign for re-election as Minnesota secretary of state.

"Preparing students to be good citizens and thoughtful voters is one of the most important jobs for educators. We take it very seriously," said Denise Specht, president of Education Minnesota. "That's why we proudly endorse Steve Simon. He's a great advocate for voting and a strong defender of free and fair elections."

On Friday, Simon met face-to-face with more than 70 members of Education Minnesota and then took questions from educators during a Q&A session broadcast on Facebook. On Saturday, Simon, DFL, met with the board members of the political action committee, which voted to endorse his campaign. The executive committee of Education Minnesota ratified the endorsement Tuesday evening.

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.