Jen’s Vision

In this time of divisive politics and government gridlock, we need a convener with statewide experience who can build real and lasting solutions at the State Capitol. I see the challenges our community and state faces, as well as so many opportunities to improve the lives and well-being of all Minnesotans. Over the last 9 years, I have laid the foundation for climate action in rural and urban communities, expanded voter turnout and democratic participation, and empowered local communities to take effective action to protect water resources across the state.

I convene people with a focus on solutions. It is more than what I do, it is who I am. My experience working with communities, local governments, state agencies, and elected officials on projects that move from talk to action has prepared me to tackle our biggest challenges.

I’m ready to get to work, and can’t wait for you to join me.

Let’s do this!

Social & Economic Justice

Minnesota’s economy is booming, yet too many Minnesotans are being left behind. One of my top priorities in the legislature is fixing an inadequate system that is failing our district by reinforcing longstanding racial disparities.

Environmental Justice

Environmental justice is social justice. The environment is our base and context for jobs, public health, and so much more. When we safeguard our precious natural resources and harness opportunities to live with reduced environmental impact, we can deliver public health and economic benefits to all Minnesotans.

Health & Wellbeing

Every Minnesotan has the right to live a happy and healthy life, and to access the resources they need to do so.

Safe Communities

Especially as our federal government undermines the safety and security of many of our neighbors, it is essential that our state government does everything it can to protect all Minnesotans.

Stable, Fair Investment in Infrastructure

State investment in infrastructure should reflect the diverse needs of all Minnesotans, while putting our limited resources to use in an equitable and sustainable way that doesn’t unfairly pit urban and rural communities against each other for critical funds.


When our children fall behind, Minnesota falls behind. Chronic underinvestment in education puts at risk our potential to be an economic leader and further delays long-overdue efforts to undo racial disparities in our community.