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Woodbury Woman Announces Run For House District 53B Seat

Kay Hendrickson plans to challenge Republican Andrea Kieffer in 2014.

Kay Hendrickson
Kay Hendrickson

Kay Hendrickson, a member of the Woodbury Planning Commission, has announced a run for the House District 53B seat.

“Voters in 53B need a choice,” she told Patch on Wednesday. “They need someone who is like them.”

Republican Andrea Kieffer currently holds the seat; she has been elected to office twice (once after redistricting).

Hendrickson, a DFLer who currently works in the state Ombudsman’s Office for Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities, said education and heath care top her list of priorities.

And over the past decade, Hendrickson has worked in education, human services and information technology at the city, county and state levels, as well as in the private sector. She also occasionally teaches a health care IT class at Metro State University.

This marks her first run at an elected office, and Hendrickson has already been out door-knocking and raising funds. People have told her stories about how the Legislature should work, “and maybe how it isn’t working, she said.

“I’m like a lot of Woodbury,” she said. “People who work hard and want to do this collectively.”

Hendrickson has a bachelor’s degree in educational psychology and special education from the University of Wisconsin and earned a master’s and Ph.D. in educational policy and administration at the University of Minnesota.

She lives in Woodbury. Her daughter, Amanda, graduated from Woodbury High School.

Find more information about Hendrickson on her campaign website.

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Truth July 24, 2013 at 05:30 PM
She sounds like the typical DFL rubber stamper, just like JoAnne Ward. -- You need more money for schools? No problem, we'll just increase taxes. Want to keep a special school open even though it is not cost efficient? I'm in how much? My union friends want to unionize daycare businesses? Why the heck not? Andrea Kiefer looks at the fiscal end of things and realizes that maybe people can spend their own money better than letting the government spend it "collectively"
Kris Janisch July 25, 2013 at 09:59 AM
Either been too long since I covered the legislature or I'm losing my mind. Had 52B in there before. Just fixed it.
Irving July 25, 2013 at 11:38 AM
We do need someone just like us - we need someone in government who can live within a tight budget.
fb.com/WCwatchdog July 28, 2013 at 01:16 AM
Let's see... sounds like she's a career politician who's never ran a business or managed one for that matter. How can she represent the people if you have no real world experience? God knows none of them listen to us. She certainly hasn't while on the Planning Commission... if you ever want a laugh look at their 50+ point requirements they put businesses that are trying to build in Woodbury. ie: the new Cabella's... no wonder sites like that and the old State Farm building have been empty for years on end.
Chris Soukup July 29, 2013 at 09:04 PM
Too early for this crap. I'm still enjoying the non-political year
fb.com/WCwatchdog July 30, 2013 at 12:12 AM
^says the sheep at the end of the line for the slaughter;)
Chris Soukup July 31, 2013 at 08:42 PM
I stay plenty informed, watchdog. But at this point all we are going to here is the general BS about ending partisanship, getting along, working toward common goals...blah blah blah. There is NOTHING. Meaningful happening at this point in a campaign
Chris Soukup July 31, 2013 at 10:59 PM
And yes, I just realized my phone helped me type here instead of hear
Dude Doula August 05, 2013 at 01:07 AM
Sheeple sheeple be warned..

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