by Dennis Dalman
A woman who lives in St. Wendel Township near St. Joseph announced her intention to compete in the November election for the 13B State Legislative District seat, a seat now occupied by Rep. Tim O’Driscoll of Sartell.
O’Driscoll has been re-elected four times to represent the residents of 13B. It includes Sartell, St. Stephen, Holdingford, Sauk Rapids and numerous townships, including St. Wendel.
Heidi Everett said she is seeking the DFL endorsement to compete for that position.
In her announcement, Everett said “Civility in Action” would be her guiding principle. There is too much antagonism and partisan name-calling in politics, she said, quoting the late Minnesota Sen. Paul Wellstone, who said, “We all do better when we all do better.”
Everett is president of the St. Joseph Kennedy Community School Parent-Teacher Association, a board member of the Local Education and Activities Foundation and an advisor for an area sorority whose goal is women’s empowerment. She has a background in communications and marketing for corporations and education and possesses a doctorate degree. She is active as a communicator, strategist, editor and writer. She earned a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in English from St. Cloud State University and her doctorate degree in technical communication and rhetoric from Texas State University.
Everett, who is an adjunct professor at St. Cloud State University, has led marketing and communications teams for the College of St. Benedict and St. Cloud Technical and Community College.
She and her husband, Emil Towner, have four children, ages 8 to 23.
Author: Dennis Dalman
Dalman was born and raised in South St. Cloud, graduated from St. Cloud Tech High School, then graduated from St. Cloud State University with a degree in English (emphasis on American and British literature) and mass communications (emphasis on print journalism). He studied in London, England for a year (1980-81) where he concentrated on British literature, political science, the history of Great Britain and wrote a book-length study of the British writer V.S. Naipaul. Dalman has been a reporter and weekly columnist for more than 30 years and worked for 16 of those years for the Alexandria Echo Press.