I exercised my right to vote, and I hope you do too! There are important items on the ballot no matter where you live in our district, including school bond referendums, school board races, and a special election for Ramsey County Commissioner.
Please check the Minnesota Secretary of State’s Polling Place Finder for information and answers to common questions. Election Day is Tuesday, November 5, but early voting is available now. If you’re not registered to vote, you can do so at your polling place or online at the Secretary of State’s website.
Water Gremlin Update
On Monday, the Minnesota Department of Health and Department of Labor and Industry ordered Water Gremlin to immediately cease operations due to evidence that unsafe working conditions at the company’s plant in White Bear Township caused lead poisoning in workers’ children. Once again, Water Gremlin has jeopardized the health of our community. Putting Minnesotans at risk and refusing to take accountability is unacceptable. I continue to work with community members and other elected officials to address Water Gremlin’s numerous violations and to protect Minnesotans from exposure to dangerous chemicals.
You can read my full statement about these new developments here. More information about the shutdown is available here.
Ramsey County has created a new webpage with information and resources for Water Gremlin employees. Blood tests, employment assistance, and other free services are available for workers and their families. Translation assistance is also available for those who need it.
Visit to Lake Elmo Elementary
On Wednesday, I visited Lake Elmo Elementary to learn more about the impact of Minnesota Reading Corps and Math Corps. As a proud Reading Corps alum, I’m thrilled that several local school districts are partnering with these programs! I enjoyed speaking with tutors and others about their experiences.