Education Minnesota announces legislative endorsements

 

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Chris Williams
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ST. PAUL, Minn. Aug. 24, 2018 - Education Minnesota announced on Friday that it has endorsed 13 more candidates for the state Legislature.

The list released Friday includes one incumbent, eight challengers and four candidates running in open seats for the Minnesota House. All candidates announced Friday were members of the DFL.
Education Minnesota will announce additional endorsements over the next few weeks.

Incumbents

Incumbents

     

Name

District

Area

Party

Mike Sundin

11A

Esco

DFL

Challengers

 

 

 

Michael Northbird

2A

Cass Lake

DFL

Karen Branden

2B

Rochert

DFL

Johb Persell

5A

Bemidji

DFL

Tim Burkhardt

11B

Hinckley

DFL

Lori Ann Clark

21A

Cannon Falls

DFL

Sue Larson

31B

Ham Lake

DFL

Maggie Williams

58A

Rosemount

DFL

Marla Vagts

58B

Farmington

DFL

       

Open Seats

 

 

 

David Liislegard

6B

Aurora

DFL

Karla Scapanski

15B

Becker

DFL

Ami Wazlawik

38B

White Bear Township

DFL

Michael Howard

50A

Richfield

DFL









 






















 

 

 

All the union-endorsed candidates interviewed with educators from their districts and 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.