Jim Graeve, St. Joseph
DFL Chair Precint II
What a breath of fresh air and excitement Emily Jensen brought to the democratic process when on May 12 here in St. Joseph she announced her campaign for the Minnesota Legislature as our Representative for Senate District 13A.
Us “old codgers” get reassured in how democracy is supposed to work when we see the likes of the younger generation like Emily Jensen getting involved.
Emily is not only a hard worker, but a sensible, respectful person. I met Emily’s mother and grandmother while working on the Jim Reed for Congress campaign. Emily, her mom and her grandma are so warm and welcoming – made me feel like I had known them for a long time.
Talk about a hard worker – while carrying a full load of classes at the College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University, Emily coached high school speech at Sartell, coached YMCA swimming, was a field director for the Read Campaign, and coached and life guarded at SJU.
You are all invited to meet Emily personally when she has her official kick-off to her campaign at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 22 at Centennial Park here in St. Joseph, right across the street from the El Paso Bar, just south of Minnesota Hwy. 75.
This kick-off will be a low-budget potluck affair. Bring your favorite dish and meet our next great state representative, play some games, exchange ideas and pick up the energy that makes democracy work.
Any cynical feelings one has about the political process will melt away when you meet Emily Jensen.