Candidates are marching in parades, hitting county fairs and knocking on doors listening and sharing our thoughts with friends and neighbors.
Engaging with people you seek to represent their interests in government is the best part of being a candidate.
If you have ever been a candidate or have volunteered on a campaign you know just how difficult it is to ask people for money. In fact, many non-profits hold workshops to help candidates get over their discomfort regarding fundraising.
I've attended a couple of those workshops and have learned in order to mount a successful campaign, fundraising is essential in promoting your goals for the communities you seek to represent.
Today I received the first donation of my 2020 campaign for the Minnesota state Senate District 11. The donor is a Republican and I'm a Democrat, but we both believe the best economic development plan must begin with a healthy and educated workforce.
After listening to people in Senate District 11 I am convinced more than ever our priorities must include affordable access to healthcare for all Minnesotans, quality K-12 and higher education that doesn't plunge families into debt. The expansion of broadband/high speed internet to our rural areas is critical. This service is essential in the creation of small businesses and good paying jobs, supporting telemedicine and the expansion of educational opportunities.
I am in the process of building support for a successful 2020 run for the Minnesota Senate District 11 seat and am asking for your help, to ensure the concerns of rural Minnesota are heard in St. Paul.
To win this seat I will spend this year (and next) fundraising and building an extensive base of support by attending fairs, parades and holding meetings with voters in District 11. My plan is to make a formal campaign announcement in August."
If you would like to make a donation mail it to:
Michelle lee for State Senate
PO Box 566
Moose Lake, MN 55767
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