Senator Karin Housley on Saturday announced her intent to run for re-election and was unanimously endorsed at the Senate District 39 Republican Convention.
She has served Stillwater and the St. Croix Valley area since she was first elected in 2012.
Senator Housley’s first-term accomplishments include facilitating the public acquisition of the Aiple estate on the St. Croix River, which will be transformed into a 15-acre public park.
She also secured Alternative Facilities funding for the Forest Lake schools and Quality Compensation (Q-Comp) funding for the Stillwater schools. The new funds will allow for maintenance on buildings and equipment in Forest Lake, and reward teachers who improve student achievement in Stillwater.
“I’m proud to serve my local community,” Housley said. “Every day I work to make a difference for the people I serve, whether it’s advocating for tax relief on veterans’ pensions, proposing education reforms, or a number of other issues important to residents of the St. Croix Valley. However, there is still work to be done! I look forward to a positive campaign and the opportunity to earn my constituents’ continued support.”
Sen. Housley has the endorsement of the individual mayors of Senate District 39 including Stillwater, Bayport, Lakeland, Lakeland Shores, Lake St. Croix Beach, St. Marys Point, Lake Elmo, Grant, Forest Lake, Shafer, the town board chairs of West Lakeland, Baytown, and Washington County Commissioners Gary Kriesel and Fran Miron.