MNA Nurses Endorse Candidates for Minnesota Legislature

MNA Nurses Endorse Candidates for Minnesota Legislature

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:  Rick Fuentes
(o) 651-414-2863
(c) 612-741-0662
rick.fuentes@mnnurses.org
Amber Smigiel
(o) 651-414-2849
(c) 651-202-0845
amber.smigiel@mnnurses.org

August 20, 2020 (St. Paul) – The Board of Directors of the Minnesota Nurses Association has approved a second round of endorsements for state legislative candidates, based on candidate questionnaires and recommendations by nurse members on various screening committees.

“Nurses continue to feel the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic as they balance providing excellent patient care while working in inadequate conditions without the proper PPE,” said MNA President Mary C. Turner. “Now more than ever, we need to get behind candidates who have the seal of approval of nurses. These candidates have shown their commitment and willingness to work alongside nurses as we advocate for policy that will strengthen patient care and protect nurses on the job.”

MNA asked candidates to identify their positions on key issues important to bedside nurses, includin g appropriate staffing levels in hospitals, adequate PPE supplies, and reforming our current healthcare system. Candidate interviews by MNA member screening committees submitted recommendations that were approved by the nurse-elected MNA Board of Directors.

Nurses continue to screen candidates and move them through their screening and endorsement process. MNA will be announcing more endorsements in state legislative races in the near future. All candidate endorsements can be found here: https://mnnurses.org/issues-advocacy/elections/mna-candidate-endorsements/

Senate 
Senate4EkenKent
Senate6TomassoniDavid J.
Senate11LeeMichelle
Senate20OlsonJon
Senate21KaehlerRalph
Senate26BorrudAleta
Senate27SparksDan
Senate36HoffmanJohn A.
Senate38StofferahnJustin
Senate40EatonChris A.
Senate41Kunesh-PodeinMary
Senate42IsaacsonJason
Senate44StewartAnn Johnson
Senate50WiklundMelissa H.
Senate54BighamKarla
Senate57ClausenGregory D.
Senate58LittleMatt
House of Representatives 
House03AEcklundRob
House04AKeelerHeather
House06ASandstedeJulie
House07ASchultzJennifer
House11ASundinMike
House14BWolgamottDan
House19BFrederickLuke
House25BBoldonLiz
House26ALieblingTina
House37AKoegelErin
House37BMalikAmir
House38AFredrickKris
House38BWazlawikAmi
House41ABernardyConnie
House41BFeistSandra
House43AFischerPeter
House44AKlevornGinny
House45AFrazierCedrick
House46AWinklerRyan
House49BElkinsSteve
House51AMasinSandra
House51BReyerLiz
House53AXiongTou
House53BSandellSteve
House54AClaflinAnne
House55ATabkeBrad
House57BHuotJohn
House61AHornsteinFrank
House63BGreenmanEmma
House67AThompsonJohn

3 Comments

  1. Why do you support John Thompson? His behavior is despicable

  2. Does healthcare reform mean Obamacare to you? If so then I would be sure to not vote for these candidates

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