Woodbury Woman Announces Bid for State Senate

Susan Kent says she will seek the DFL endorsement in District 53.

The race for the just got a new candidate.

Susan Kent today, March 22, announced her intentions to seek the DFL nomination for Senate District 53.

The Woodbury resident sent out a release highlighting some of her qualifications, including more than two decades “as a consultant in strategic marketing and media ranging from major U.S. corporations, to state agencies focused on economic development and tourism, to local arts and non-profit organizations.”

Kent is also a PTA president in a District 833 school, a founder of the Twin Cities East Chapter of Mothers & More, and a member of other district groups, according to the release.

Her platform focuses on access to quality education, healthcare, and job creation, the release says. 

“Minnesota has a proud legacy of commitment to education, health care and job creation that has contributed to a healthy population,” Kent said in a statement. “As we look toward economic recovery, it is critical that we renew our commitment to our citizens and end the legislative gridlock at the Capitol.” 

Kent added in the release: “As a mom, a wife, a former small business owner, and an education advocate, I care deeply about ensuring that we have a quality education system for our kids, as well as quality healthcare for all. If given the opportunity to serve, I will work tirelessly on behalf of my community to be their voice at the Capitol on issues that are so important to us at every stage of life."

Kent’s husband of 24 years, Chris, is a Maplewood native and has worked for 3M for almost 30 years. She and Chris live in Woodbury with their son, Andrew. 


Sen. Ted Lillie is in order to run on the GOP ticket for the District 53 seat.


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Skippy A March 23, 2012 at 03:22 PM
Susan works hard for anything she is involved in. I know we are going to see great things from her!
wwms March 23, 2012 at 10:08 PM
Hope she gets the endorsement next Saturday. She would be a great representative for our area!
Kathryn Z Berg, MA, CCH March 29, 2012 at 01:25 PM
Next time, you don't just have to hope she gets the endorsement. if you go to your precinct caucuses, you can be a delegate to the district convention and actually have a say about it. If you can't make it to the caucuses, you can always submit in writing that you would like to be a delegate.


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