Kimmel endorsed for House District 16B, receives award

NEW ULM — Mindy Kimmel, a New Ulm resident and licensed marriage and family therapist was endorsed at the DFL Senate District 16 Convention on Saturday, March 17.

Her experience as a counselor has helped her find compromise among voters of all political leanings, the candidate says.

Kimmel has been holding Common Ground Meetups throughout the district to inform her priorities and platform. She has heard from residents of Franklin where the Hale Bridge needs to be replaced, she said. Redwood Falls community members are seeking Lake Redwood be dredged to once again be a recreation spot. Residents of New Ulm have also expressed ongoing concerns about finishing Highway 14, which has been talked about for up to 20 years.

The most popular topic was healthcare, Kimmel said. She supports a single-payer healthcare plan, SF 219. This will provide accessible and affordable healthcare for all Minnesotans, she says. Kimmel says she hopes to be a voice for the community at the Capitol.

Tom Wyatt-Yerka, a Marshall resident running for the House District 16A, was also endorsed at the DFL Convention.

Kimmel also received the Rising Star Award at the DFL Senate District 16 fundraiser on Saturday, March 17, at Jackpot Junction. The Rising Star Award honors a Democrat who is new to political activity and has contributed significantly to their district.  By so doing, the nominee has demonstrated a desire to continue to actively contribute to the party in the future.

Gerald Patton received the Bob Star Award at the fundraiser. The Bob Starr Award recognizes an individual for their achievements and outstanding service to their Senate District and the Democrat Farm Labor Party at the precinct, county, district, and state levels.

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