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About Kristin

A lifelong Minnesotan, Kristin is running for re-election Minnesota House of Representatives so she can advocate for common sense policies and elevate the voices of those who often go unheard. 

Kristin grew up in Richfield, where her mother was a nurse and her father was the third generation to work for the railroad. As her parents worked the night shift, she was often cared for by her grandmother, a farmer’s daughter, who couldn’t go to college herself and so instilled in Kristin a great appreciation for education. Kristin made her family proud by attending Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter and earning a degree in Communications.

Today, Kristin lives in Maple Grove and works as an IT Consultant and Team Manager. In that role, Kristin works every day to lead teams to get the job done on time, on budget, and do it together. This past session Kristin has brought a collaborative style to St. Paul and advocated for the common good of all Minnesotans. 

Kristin is an independent thinker who balances opposing viewpoints carefully. If elected, Kristin would work to build common ground to balance the budget while advocating for the policies that make Minnesota a great place to live.

Kristin has helped found and grow several small businesses. These include a magazine that offered inspiration, education, and promotion for small businesses. She was the editor and principal writer for that publication. The magazine was added to the archives of the Minnesota Historical Society as one of the most innovative additions for small businesses in decades. 

Over the past two years, Kristin served as Legislative Lead of Women’s March Minnesota. She was one of the original organizers of the march in St. Paul which brought over 100,000 people from all walks of life to our state’s capital. Once the march ended, Kristin was determined to continue making a difference and uplift the voices of people who often go unheard. She worked with community leaders and legislators from across the state to fight for what’s right.