Robin Courrier announced today that she will seek the 19A seat vacated by Terry Morrow. Courrier is a Democrat and will seek the DFL Party endorsement.
Courrier might face Republican Allen Quist, the Unintentional Master of Unintentional Comedy. Quist is veering into perennial candidate territory so if he actually runs, the DFL candidate should have an easy time.
Furthermore 19A encompasses Gustavus Adolphus College. With school in session, any DFLer has an advantage in this race.
Here’s her press release:
Robin Courrier has more than 24 years of professional experience as an elementary school teacher and assistant to the Principal,and she is currently the Lead Teacher of Bridges Community School for the Mankato Area Public Schools. She also serves as President for the Mankato Teachers’ Association and is on Education Minnesota’s Governing Board. As a local teacher association President, Minnesota Valley UniServ representative and Education Minnesota Governing Board member, Courrier has a unique understanding of the issues facing area school districts, local bargaining units and labor unions. The combination of public school experience, local governing association and strong roots in the community is what makes Courrier the right candidate to bring a strong voice of consensus and common sense to the legislature.
As local representative, Robin Courrier will prioritize access to quality education, health care, and job creation. “Minnesota has a proud legacy of commitment to education, health care and job creation that has contributed to a healthy population. As we look toward economic recovery, it is critical that we renew our commitment to our citizens”, says Robin Courrier.
Robin Courrier is a strong proponent of active community involvement and volunteerism. “As a mom, a wife, an advocate for great education and a strong supporter for human rights, I care deeply about ensuring that we have a strong education system for our kids, as well as quality health care for all. I will work tirelessly on behalf of my community to be a voice at the Capitol on issues that are so important to us at every stage of life.”
Robin Courrier and her family have long held ties with St Peter and the North Mankato/Mankato Community. They are members of Christ the King Lutheran Church, Mankato. Robin spent one year supervising student teachers from Gustavus and MSU while mentoring for Mankato Area Public Schools. Her husband of 28 years, Chad, is a southern Minnesota native and has worked as a staff writer for the Mankato Free Press for more than 20 years. Robin and Chad attended Minnesota State University. Robin graduated with three degrees: undergraduate elementary education, Masters special education and Specialist in School Administration. Robin and Chad reside in North Mankato with their daughters, Maddison, 15, and Jenna, 12.
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