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Roseville, MN – Today, Representative Jamie Becker-Finn announced that she is seeking a second term as State Representative in House District 42B.
“Since 2016, I have proudly served the residents of District 42B in the Minnesota Legislature. Together, we have moved Minnesota forward, but there is much more to do – that is why I’m running for re-election in 2018.
As a freshman representative, I introduced a bill to procure funding for the replacement of the bridge at Rice Street and 694. This project was included in the 2017 bonding bill and will result in increased safety and efficiency as well as providing needed construction jobs.
Additionally, as one of only two freshman legislators serving on the Public Safety Committee, I am proud to work to address difficult criminal justice issues, including securing adequate funding for the courts and prison systems, providing funding to law enforcement for trainings, and passing needed policy changes that will make it easier to prosecute domestic violence perpetrators and keep victims safe – an issue I have dedicated my professional career to as an Assistant Hennepin County Attorney at the Domestic Abuse Service Center.
One of the issues I am most passionate about is protecting our state’s natural resources, especially water. I will continue to fight for “drinkable, swimmable, fishable” clean water for future generations. Access to clean water is part of what makes Minnesota the state we love but it won’t remain that way if we don’t work for it,” Becker-Finn said.
Becker-Finn, elected in 2016, has championed important issues facing Minnesota’s residents: combating domestic violence, conserving the environment and natural resources, improving access to mental health resources, and providing safe, high-quality, and affordable education. Her work on conservation and environmental issues has been recognized by the Sierra Club and the Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy. In addition, Becker-Finn has led in addressing the systemic problem of sexual harassment at the Capitol.
Becker-Finn will kick off her re-election campaign on February 17th with a Cocoa & Cookies campaign event from 2:00pm – 4:00pm at Autumn Grove Park, 1365 Lydia Ave W in Roseville. Supporters are encouraged to attend and bring their ice skates.