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ST. PAUL, Minnesota. July 20, 2022 – Education Minnesota has endorsed 57 candidates for the Minnesota Legislature, including six members of the union.
Education Minnesota’s endorsement process relies on the educators who work every day in schools across Minnesota. They meet with candidates, review candidates’ written answers to educators’ questions and make recommendations to the board of the Education Minnesota Political Action Committee for a final vote.
Education Minnesota, the largest labor union in the state, previously endorsed the reelections of Gov. Tim Walz, Attorney General Keith Ellison, Secretary of State Steve Simon and State Auditor Julie Blaha.
Additional endorsements for the state Legislature will be announced periodically before Election Day.
For questions about voting, including your legislative district, see mnvotes.org.
The newly endorsed candidates for the state Legislature are below. The symbol “**” designates Education Minnesota members.
|James Sceville||House 1A||Patty Acomb||House 45B|
|Reed Olson||House 2A||Kelly Morrison||Senate 45|
|Erika Bailey-Johnson||House 2B||Lucille “Lucy” Rehm||House 48B|
|Leonard Alan Roy||Senate 2||Mary Frances Clardy**||House 53A|
|Pete Radosevich||House 11A||Rick Hansen||House 53B|
|Jeremy Vinar||House 12B||Brad Tabke||House 54A|
|Kari Dorry**||Senate 12||Alicia Donahue||Senate 54|
|Alissa Brickman||Senate 13||Jess Hanson||House 55A|
|Tom Kuster||House 15B||Kaela Berg||House 55B|
|Fernando Alvarado||Senate 16||Lindsey Port||Senate 55|
|Laurel Stinson||House 20A||Erin Preese**||House 57B|
|Elise Diesslin||House 20B||Jackie Craig||Senate 57|
|Mary Hinnenkamp||House 23A||Aisha Gomez||House 62A|
|Thomas A. Stiehm||House 23B||Emma Greenman||House 63B|
|Brandon Lawhead||Senate 23||Zaynab Mohamed||Senate 63|
|Gene Pelowski Jr.||House 26A||Anita Gaul**||Senate 15|
|Daniel Wilson||Senate 26||Bradley Robert Drenckhahn||Senate 20|
|Erik Johnson||House 28A||Michael Heidelberger||House 21B|
|Sonja Buckmeier||House 30A||Emy Minzel||Senate 27|
|Chad Hobot||House 30B||Ann H. Rest||Senate 43|
|Diane Nguyen||Senate 30||Dan Kessler||Senate 48|
|Bill Fisher||House 31B||Shaun Laden**||Senate 62|
|Melissa Hortman||House 34B||Matt Norris||House 32B|
|Zach Stephenson||House 35A||Marcia Stapleton||House 22B|
|Jerry Newton||House 35B|
|Heather Gustafson||Senate 36|
|Erin Koegel||House 39A|
|Sandra Feist||House 39B|
|Mary K. Kunesh**||Senate 39|
|Ginny Klevorn||House 42B|
|Bonnie Westlin||Senate 42|
|Cedrick R. Frazier||House 43A|
|Mike Freiberg||House 43B|
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.