Brittany Edwards has been a public servant for the U.S. Government in Peace Corps--Honduras, the Minnesota State Senate, the Democratic National Committee, the University of Minnesota, and Hennepin County. She has a Master of Public Policy and Master of Arts in Educational Administration from the University of Minnesota. She received a Bachelor of Arts in English writing and religion from Kalamazoo College and studied Visual and Media Arts at the Arts High School of the Perpich Center for Arts Education in Golden Valley.
Brittany has lived and worked in this community throughout her life. She grew up here, went to school here, and organized and led campaigns to make this community a better place to live, work and grow. She has served as a DFL Senate District Chair, Vice Chair, Director, Precinct Chair, and State Central Committee Member. She was President of the Graduate and Professional Student Body at the University of Minnesota. She has spent the past nine years advocating for the Perpich Center for Arts Education in Golden Valley, and served on the Perpich Foundation board. She is proud of her deep local roots and wants to continue her service to the people who join her in calling this district home.
She was raised by her mom, a corporate executive for a Minnesota-based company, and her dad, a retired school social worker and Education Minnesota member. She started in politics at age ten when she ran her dad's successful campaign for city council, to provide equal access for kids to the neighborhood baseball diamond. That race was inspired by observing U.S. Senator Paul Wellstone's 1990 grassroots race for U.S. Senate, and her precinct organizing today continues the Wellstone tradition.
About House District 46A
House District 46A encompasses the southern part of Golden Valley, the northern part of Saint Louis Park, the southeast corner of Plymouth, and all of Medicine Lake. The district includes portions of Saint Louis Park, Hopkins, Wayzata, and Robbinsdale school districts, and the Perpich Center for Arts Education.
Here is a map of the district. A statistical overview of the district can be found here. A demographic overview can be found here. You can find who represents you here and information about voter registration and a sample ballot here.
Representative Peggy Flanagan, and Senator Ron Latz currently represent the district at the Capitol. Representative Flanagan was elected in 2015 and is the DFL-Lead on the Subcommittee on Childcare Access and Affordability. She also serves on the Health and Human Services Reform and Rules and Legislative Administration, and State Government Finance Committees. Senator Latz was elected to the House in 2002, and the Senate in 2006. He is the Ranking Minority Member of Judiciary and Public Safety Finance and Policy and serves on Commerce and Consumer Protection Finance and Policy.