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Dear voters in District 41,

Here we are in this new election cycle, 2020. This is an election of a lifetime, to be sure, and your participation is vital to ensuring that our communities and Minnesota are represented by strong capable leaders who will pull us out of this crisis intact and ready to rebuild our economies. I am ready to do just that as your next state Senator in District 41!

I ask for your vote on — or before — November 3, 2020.

Four years ago, I made a promise to District 41B to do my very best to represent the interest of St. Anthony Village, New Brighton, Hilltop, and Columbia Heights. Along the way, I’ve learned so much, passed some great legislation, and established a proven record of bipartisan leadership. Now I am extending this promise to the entire District 41 – and I can’t wait to engage with our neighboring communities of Fridley and Spring Lake Park.

I am committed to: Investing in Strong Families and Strong Economies

I am so proud of our health care providers and first responders who are out there every day trying to protect and address the needs of our citizens. Seven months ago we had no idea how deeply affected our country would be due to the Conid-19 virus. Now it rules our lives, weighing in on every decision we make, compromises us all from our health, our ability to earn a living, or even how to educate our kids.

I am in awe of our teachers who are committed to finding new, innovative ways to keep our kids engaged and supporting their education needs in the most unusual ways.

I am also incredibly grateful to our local businesses who feed and supply us with basic necessities – my heartfelt thanks to all of you as you struggle to survive this economic disaster and my condolences to those who have been lost.

For many families and businesses, the COVID-19 pandemic has created enormous hardships, mine included. So many of our neighbors have lost their jobs and health benefits, and won’t be able to pay the rent or mortgage or buy groceries. Still, others are struggling to adapt to working from home while managing their busy households. Social distancing also has impacted our interactions with family and loved ones as “reach out and touch someone” has evolved into Zoom meetings, Skype, and Facetime chats.

As I continue to work through all of these issues, I can assure you that I have been working to ensure that Minnesota is able to support those in need in the best possible way. This crisis has revealed some of the terrible inequities and injustices that threaten the safety, welfare, and well-being of our most vulnerable neighbors.

As your Senator, I am ready to lead us in rebuilding our economy, restoring our health, building a public safety practice that works for all Minnesotans.

Here’s my immediate to-do list:

  • Turn on our economic engines
  • Champion policies that build community resiliency to health and financial shocks
  • Ensure inclusive and equitable participation in safety nets and recovery programs
  • Support efforts to rebuild a public safety and police reform so that everyone feels safe

I am firmly committed to finding innovative solutions to the tough challenges ahead of us and I’m eager to get started!

Please cast your vote for me – I’m ready to lead our communities into the future, in the right direction.

So, let’s get started! To advance this work, I do need your help. Right now, our campaign is making calls, raising money, and organizing in our networks. I hope to earn your support – and that you’ll join me along the way.

Join my campaign, make a donation, host a virtual house party in your neighborhood!

Please drop me a line at marykunesh4mn@gmail.com. I’d love to hear your ideas about our bright future.

Election Day is November 3rd — vote safely by voting ahead of time by submitting your ballot early through the mail. Instructions are available at the Minnesota Secretary of State’s website.

Be well and stay well,
Mary