Edwards announces candidacy for House 46A

Edwards announces candidacy for House 46A

Oct 31, 2017

by Kristen Miller

Brittany Edwards of Medicine Lake recently announced her candidacy for the Minnesota House of Representatives District 46A, which includes portions of St. Louis Park, Golden Valley, Plymouth, and all of Medicine Lake.

“I am running for the House of Representatives so that I can advocate for the hardworking people of our district at the State Capitol,” Edwards said. “I believe our government works best when it reflects the values and concerns of the people it serves. Over the coming months, I look forward to meeting with residents across the district to hear how our legislature can better serve the people, families and businesses of this community.”

Edwards earned a master of arts in educational administration and a master of public policy from the University of Minnesota, and she completed her bachelor’s degree at Kalamazoo College. From 2005-2006, she served in the Peace Corps in Honduras where she worked with farm unions on micro-lending, environmental, and health projects, and taught seventh and eighth grade.

Her experience includes positions at Hennepin County, the University of Minnesota, and the Minnesota State Senate. Edwards has also worked with many local organizations as a communications and nonprofit consultant and organizer.

“We must work together to find proactive, innovative and inclusive solutions that reflect the diverse and talented people who live here,” Edwards added. “I am committed to empowering this community and am ready to hit the ground running at the State Capitol. Together, we can protect and strengthen our public schools, and make sure our lakes and trails are enjoyed for generations to come.”

Edwards grew up in Plymouth, Minnetonka, and South Haven, and lived at and attended the Perpich Center for Arts Education in Golden Valley. She got her start in politics at 10, when she fought to keep local access to a community baseball field.

Edwards is seeking the DFL endorsement, should current representative and candidate for lieutenant governor, Peggy Flanagan, not seek reelection. The endorsing convention is March 11.

For more information, visit BrittanyForHouse.com and follow @BrittanyForHouse on Facebook and @Brittany4House on Twitter.