Bonnie Westlin

Candidate for MN Senate District 34

Maple Grove, Osseo, Dayton and Rogers

ENDORSED

Minnesota DFL

I’m Bonnie Westlin. In 2016, I stepped up to run as a first-time candidate for Senate District 34, opposing long-entrenched Republican Warren Limmer.  I didn’t win that first race, so I went to work meeting constituents, listening to their concerns, and preparing for a rematch this November.  I’m ready to turn SD34 blue, and go to work for the people in my district and all across Minnesota.

Bonnie’s Concession Statement. Read It Here

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I’ll work to make health care accessible and affordable for all Minnesotans.

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I'll work for racial justice and meaningful police reform.

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I’ll work to fully fund and strengthen Minnesota’s pre-K through 12 public education system.

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I’ll work to enact common-sense legislation to reduce gun deaths in Minnesota.

Where I Stand…

Our common values bind us together as a community and should always serve as our guide for making our state work better for all of us, no matter what we look like, where we come from or what our economic status is. It’s time to reject the politics of division. Now more than ever, we need leaders who bring us together, not tear us apart

Healthcare

The current COVID-19 pandemic has shown the deep, structural problems with our current healthcare system. We need to ensure that all Minnesotans have access to high quality, affordable healthcare, in good times and in bad. We also need to ensure that providers are able to respond swiftly to any healthcare crisis that arises, and that those working on the front lines have everything they need to protect themselves and their patients.

Education

It’s time that we fully fund our public education system, including ensuring that our schools have the vital support services they need, such as counselors and social workers, to help students be successful. I will work with teachers, administrators, parents and students to eliminate the opportunity gap, and ensure that Minnesota continues to have one of the most highly educated workforces in the nation.

Public Safety

Minnesota has failed to pass common sense gun violence prevention measures, primarily because my opponent refuses to hear any of these bills in the Judiciary Committee he chairs. Expanded background checks and Red Flag laws have broad public support and have been shown to reduce gun deaths. I strongly support these measures, and will work to pass these bills in my first year in office.

Racial & Social Justice

I am fully committed to addressing racial and social justice issues in Minnesota and dismantling the systemic, structural racism that permeates every institution and corner of our society. We do not need more empty community conversations that do not result in concrete action. 

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** Please Note – we are currently practicing social distancing so we will not be door knocking at this time,  but we are actively phone banking and could use your help.  We will let you know as soon as we are out and about. 

I’m asking for your vote.  And I’d love your help!

 

Ready to roll up you sleeves? Below are a few ways you can contribute and volunteer.

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Host a precinct party

N

Walk in a Parade

N

Host District Doorknocks

N

Help make Phone Calls

N

Make an Endorsement

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Put up Lawn Signs

Get Involved
Address
Address
I would Like to...
I would like to get updates and news via email

** Please Note – we are currently practicing social distancing so we will not be door knocking at this time,  but we are actively phone banking and could use your help.  We will let you know as soon as we are out and about.

Endorsements

“Women Winning is proud to endorse Bonnie Westlin for State Senate in SD34 (Maple Grove, Osseo, Dayton and Rogers). Bonnie will always put people first and be a powerful advocate for the issues that matter most: affordable and accessible healthcare; fully funded pre-k-12 public education; common sense gun violence prevention; economic and racial justice; and women’s access to reproductive healthcare services.”

WOMEN WINNING

“Bonnie is an attorney and mediator who will work to find common ground and build consensus in the Minnesota State Senate. We are thrilled to support her bid for District 34,” said Geri Prado, vice president of state and local campaigns at EMILY's List.

EMILY'S LIST

"I am pleased to recommend Bonnie Westlin to the voters of Senate District 34. I have known Bonnie for many years. She is smart, thoughtful, persistent  and dedicated to public service. She is a great and responsive listener and will bring the concerns of SD 34 to the State Senate with knowledge and passion." 

Senator Ann Rest

"I am pleased to endorse Bonnie Westlin for State Senate in Senate District 34. Bonnie will work hard to serve the interests of the people in her district, which includes addressing our healthcare crisis, fully funding our public education system, enacting common-sense gun violence prevention measures and taking action to stem the climate collapse. As a family law attorney and mediator, Bonnie is a skilled negotiator who will build bridges rather than fences. I could not agree more with Bonnie when she says “I believe that there is more that connects us than divides us. But we need leaders who are focused on our common values and beliefs rather than fueling divisive and corrosive politics."

Congressman Dean Phillips (CD3)

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