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Heather Edelson defeated incumbent Republican Dario Anselmo.


Heather Edelson

State House District 49A (Minneapolis Metro)

Coalition Builder

Advocating for seniors, young students and community members without healthcare

Key Issue Stances

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"It is important to fund education and solve deficits that we face in our public schools."

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"We must address elder abuse and care. We have an influx of seniors (baby boomers) aging into a system that isn't structurally set up to protect so many vulnerable adults. This would be a top priority."

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"I was proud to help bring Edina their first solar garden with Megan O'Hara. I will work to protect our water, expand access to solar and wind energy and find solutions to help reduce waste."

Meet Heather

Can you describe your background?

I spent much of my childhood in poverty, being raised by a loving and strong-willed single mother in North Minneapolis. I attended high school in Columbia Heights, moved out on my own at sixteen, and went on to be the first person in my family to graduate from college and later obtained a Master's degree. For many years, I served as a Guardian ad Litem for child protection cases in Hennepin County, advocating for a child's right in court proceedings. I am a mom, mental health therapist, avid community leader, and a proud coalition builder who has gotten things done for our community.

What made you want to run for office?

I am running for office because of my life journey combined with my love for public service. It would be my privilege to serve as your advocate at the State Capitol. In the coming months, I look forward to hearing what matters to you and I hope to have your support.

Can you describe your district?

Great schools bring people to Edina. The district is primarily upper middle class with the average home price being $500,000. Folks here identify strongly as socially progressive and fiscally conservative.

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