Folch, Tina

Tina Folch, Hastings City Council member

Hastings City Council member Tina Folch was endorsed recently by the local unit of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party in her bid for the Minnesota House District 41B.

Folch was one of three women with demonstrated records of public service were unanimously endorsed  by a new local unit of the DFL Party. In addition to Folch, the party endorsed South Washington County School Board member Patricia Driscoll and paramedic Judy Seeberger,  who is also a licensed public school teacher and attorney.

The candidates excited the convention delegates in Cottage Grove with talk of safe and stable schools, border to border broadband internet, preserving the environment for  future generations and support for veterans, workers, and local law enforcement.  

Folch is running for the open 41B seat that includes her city,  Nininger and southern Denmark Townships, and southern Cottage Grove east of the Mississippi River.

"We as  Minnesotans deserve legislators that respect all of their community members and will work collaboratively to  advance common goals," she said. 

Driscoll, who lives in Cottage Grove, is running for the Minnesota House of Representatives open seat in the  new 41A legislative district running from Grant south along the St. Croix River to northern Cottage Grove and  Denmark Township, a district that includes parts of four school districts. She told the convention, “I will work to  improve the lives of all people, and protect the environment."

Afton resident and former Bayport City Councilwoman Judy Seeberger seeks the open Minnesota State Senate  seat for Senate District 41, encompassing the two House seats, 41A and B. In speaking to delegates, Seeberger  noted, "This is a time when public service is more important than ever. I have spent my life in public service  helping others -- as a teacher, a paramedic, a city council member and the wife of a Navy officer. I know what  public service means, and I look forward to continuing to serve in the Minnesota Senate." 

Convention delegates donated over $1,100 for World Central Kitchen, which has served over a million  meals to families across Ukraine, Poland, Romania, Moldova and Hungary in response to the refugee crisis  caused by the unprovoked Russian invasion of Ukraine. World Central Kitchen has provided tens of millions of  fresh, nourishing meals for communities in need around the world. 

Absentee ballot voting by mail or in person runs from Sept. 23 to Nov. 7, prior to Election Day Nov. 8.


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