• Meet Melissa

    Melissa’s roots are deep in our communities, with her parents and extended family living close by in Bloomington and Richfield. Melissa grew up in Bloomington and graduated from Bloomington's Kennedy High School.

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  • On the Issues

    Learn more about Melissa's priorities and her views on the important issues facing Minnesota.

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  • About Senate District 50

    Senate District 50 is located in the south metro and includes part of the cities of Richfield and Bloomington.

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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Over the past 4 sessions, I have been focused on addressing the priorities for constituents in Bloomington and Richfield. We have made progress in many areas, but there is more work to be done and that is why I am running to continue to represent our district in the Minnesota Senate.  I would be honored to continue to represent the communities of Bloomington and Richfield at the State Capitol. I listen well, execute well and excel at bringing people together to solve problems. I have been using these skills to work on the challenges we face in a collaborative way.

As I have been campaigning, I have visited residents at their doors across our district and I appreciate talking with them about their concerns and hopes for the future of our communities. One thing I hear is that people want to see our legislators work together to create the best solutions for the challenges we face. I have used this approach to successfully pass bipartisan bills each year I have been in the Senate. Education, health care, children’s issues and improving access to mental health treatment have been priorities for me.

If I am reelected to the Minnesota Senate, I pledge to you that I will continue to work hard to represent the residents of Bloomington and Richfield in a way that addresses our communities’ needs for strong schools, affordable health care, investment in infrastructure and preserving our environment. You can learn more about my views on the issues here.

I hope you will take a moment to connect with me on Twitter, and if you would like to receive email updates from our campaign you can add your name and email address on the right side of this page.  Thanks for visiting my website, and let’s stay in touch. I value your input and look forward to hearing from you in the weeks ahead.