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Chanhassen Councilor Julia Coleman announces candidacy for Senate District 47

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By Mark Olson
Chanhassen Villager
Chanhassen Councilor Julia Coleman announces candidacy for Senate District 47

Posted: Saturday, October 5, 2019

 

Chanhassen City Councilor Julia Coleman has announced that she will be running for the Minnesota Senate District 47 seat for the 2020 election and is seeking the endorsement of the Republican Party.

“With so much at stake in this election, I passionately believe that we need to elect someone who can not only fight for our conservative values, but can communicate them to and engage the voters our party needs to be victorious at the state and local level,” stated Coleman, in a press release announcing her candidacy.

State Sen. Scott Jensen (R-Chaska) announced in July, that he won’t seek re-election next year to District 47, which includes most of Carver County.

Coleman, who works as a public relations manager for a medical innovation nonprofit, was elected to the Chanhassen City Council in 2018.

“My priorities at the Capitol include putting power back into the hands of parents when it comes to their child’s education, protecting our constitutional rights, changing how we address health care costs, opposing a gas tax increase, and holding bureaucracies — like the Department of Human Services — accountable for how they spend our hard-earned tax dollars.” said Coleman.

Coleman lives in Chanhassen with her husband Jacob, an insurance professional and local volunteer firefighter. They are expecting their first child in the coming days.

“As an expectant mother, I can tell you I know exactly what I’m fighting for and plan to bring that passion on behalf of our community to St. Paul,” stated Coleman. “I look forward to fighting for Minnesota families, and demonstrating how the Republican Party is not only the party for women, but is the party that provides families the most opportunities to succeed.”

Julia Coleman Announces Bid for MN SD47 Senate Seat

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By Alpha News Staff
Julia Coleman Announces Bid for MN SD47 Senate Seat

Posted: Friday, October 4, 2019

 

Julia Coleman announced on Wednesday that she plans to run for the Minnesota Senate District 47 seat in the legislature for the 2020 election and is seeking the endorsement of the Republican Party.

Coleman made the announcement on Facebook saying that the opportunity had been placed before her to serve more people with the seat being vacated by current Senator Scott Jensen who announced his retirement in July.

Coleman worked as a journalist for Alpha News, and lated worked as a public relations manager for a medical innovation nonprofit, was elected to the Chanhassen City Council in 2018. During her tenure on the council Coleman has championed empowerment of small businesses. She was instrumental in helping to establish a new Economic Development Commission which operates in an advisory capacity to the council the Economic Development Authority of Chanhassen to help guide economic development in the city and work to retain and improve existing businesses as well as attract new businesses to the city.

In her public and personal life, Coleman has worked to create awareness about suicide prevention. In her former role as Miss Minneapolis 2014, Coleman (nee Schleising) took part in a video series titled “Call Me Mental” and spoke about her own struggles with depression and encouraged others to speak out and ask for help. Through her work as an ambassador for Suicide Awareness Voices for Education (SAVE) she spoke to groups of people to spread education to help change the stigma of mental illness and depression.

The press release on Coleman’s campaign website states that her priorities if elected to the senate will be “putting power back into the hands of parents when it comes to their child’s education, protecting our constitutional rights, changing how we address healthcare costs, opposing a gas tax increase, and holding bureaucracies – like the Department of Human Services – accountable for how they spend our hard-earned tax dollars.”

SD47 includes the cities of Chaska, Victoria, Waconia, Carver, Hamburg, Cologne, Mayer, New Germany, Norwood Young America and parts of Chanhassen, as well as the townships of Camden, Watertown, Benton, Hancock, Young America, Watertown, San Francisco, Hollywood and Laketown in addition to others.

Coleman lives in Chanhassen and is married to Jacob Coleman, a volunteer firefighter and the son of former Senator Norm Coleman, and they are expecting the birth of their first child shortly.

Julia Coleman announces bid for State Senate

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Posted: Wednesday, October 2nd 2019

 

JULIA COLEMAN ANNOUNCES CAMPAIGN FOR STATE SENATE

CHANHASSEN, MN – Chanhassen City Councilmember Julia Coleman announced today that she will be running for the Minnesota Senate District 47 seat in the legislature for the 2020 election and is seeking the endorsement of the Republican Party.

“With so much at stake in this election, I passionately believe that we need to elect someone who can not only fight for our conservative values, but can communicate them to and engage the voters our party needs to be victorious at the state and local level,” said Coleman.

Coleman, who works as a public relations manager for a medical innovation nonprofit, was elected to the Chanhassen City Council in 2018 – winning more votes in Chanhassen than any other Republican on the ballot.

“My priorities at the Capitol include putting power back into the hands of parents when it comes to their child’s education, protecting our constitutional rights, changing how we address healthcare costs, opposing a gas tax increase, and holding bureaucracies – like the Department of Human Services – accountable for how they spend our hard-earned tax dollars.” said Coleman.

Coleman lives in Chanhassen with her husband Jacob, an insurance professional and local volunteer firefighter. They are expecting their first child in the coming days.

“As an expectant mother, I can tell you I know exactly what I’m fighting for and plan to bring that passion on behalf of our community to St. Paul,” said Coleman. “I look forward to fighting for Minnesota families, and demonstrating how the Republican Party is not only the party for women, but is the party that provides families the most opportunities to succeed.”

More information about Coleman’s campaign can be found at ColemanForSenate.com

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