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Sailer endorsed for Dist. 2B

Brita Sailer

Former State Representative, Brita Sailer, is already at work seeking the support of voters in the new Minnesota House Dist. 2B.

Delegates endorsed Sailer by unanimous ballot at the DFL Senate Dist. 2 convention in Clearbrook April 14. Sailer is a three-term State Representative for the former Dist. 2B.

After redistricting, the new Dist. 2B includes Todd, Henrietta, Straight River, Nevis, Crow Wing, Badoura and Hubbard townships and the Cities of Park Rapids and Nevis in Hubbard County. It also encompasses a portion of Wadena County including the city of Menahga, a portion of Otter Tail, the southern half of Clearwater, most of Becker and all of Mahnomen counties and the White Earth Reservation.

Sailer and her family have lived in Park Rapids for more than 25 years and have long-time family roots in Hubbard, Becker and Wadena counties. Married to Phil Sailer for 37 years, together they have two grown sons, a daughter-in-law and three grandchildren.

While in the Legislature, Sailer served as vice chair of the Finance Committee, chair of the Solid Waste Sub-committee and on the Tourism, Education, Pubic Safety, Energy, Environment and Natural Resources, Telecommunications, Housing and Public Health, Minnesota Heritage and Commerce committees.

Sailer stated her campaign priorities are:

n Strong public education for our children,

n Serious attention to the issues of our aging population,

n Judicious investment in our public infrastructure coupled with a robust broadband and phone communication system.

"Also crucial to our health and economy are protection of our water resources; a secure, sustainable and reliable energy system; a strong, diverse economy with living wage jobs; and fair, reasonable tax rates that allow us to achieve these priorities with less reliance on cripplingly high property taxes," Sailer said.

"We cannot overstate the need to effectively manage our state by coming to resolution on important issues within our government and our citizenry while maintaining respect for differing cultures and differing points of view."