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ST. PAUL, Minnesota. June 22, 2022 – Education Minnesota has endorsed for reelection three more candidates for statewide office: State Auditor Julie Blaha , Attorney General Keith Ellison and Secretary of State Steve Simon.
“Minnesota has been well-served by its constitutional officers and they deserve reelection,” said Denise Specht, president of the Education Minnesota. “With their experience and values, they will continue to hold accountable the most powerful corporations in the nation – including price-gouging pharmaceutical companies and the billionaires who profited from the opioid epidemic, to defend democratic elections from the conspirators in the Big Lie, and to report an honest accounting of how the public’s money is spent.”
Education Minnesota, the largest labor union in the state, endorsed the reelection of Gov. Tim Walz in March.
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. All candidates for the offices of attorney general, secretary of state and state auditor were invited to participate in the endorsement process.
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.