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Kathleen Fowke Enters Special Election Race for Senate District 45

TONKA BAY, Minn. - Today, Kathleen Fowke, mother, grandmother, and small business owner, announces her intention to run for Minnesota's Senate District 45. The announcement follows the resignation of incumbent State Senator Kelly Morrison on Thursday.

"Minnesotans are looking for balance amidst political disarray in Washington and Saint Paul. After the last two years of single-party control, our local school budgets are suffering under costly state mandates," Fowke said. "Our young adults are still desperately searching for support as mental health needs increase, and families are struggling to close the financial gaps."

"It's time to find common ground once again, reach across the aisle, and develop solutions that will work for all Minnesotans, especially our next generation," Fowke concluded.

About Kathleen

Kathleen is a native Minnesotan, born and raised in Brooklyn Park. She and her husband, Ben, currently live in Tonka Bay, MN where they are blessed with four children and three grandchildren. Kathleen is a small business owner, realtor, and entrepreneur. She and Ben are active community members and the founders of KBSDystonia Foundation, focused on raising money to find a cure for Dystonia - the third most common movement disorder. They have donated over $800k to the University of Minnesota's Neurology Department.

Kathleen's passion for education, mental health, and critical infrastructure in Minnesota has inspired her to run for office, aiming to listen to and serve the residents of Senate District 45.

Senate District 45 encompasses Minnetonka, north of Highway 7, as well as Deephaven, Excelsior, Greenwood, Long Lake, Minnetonka Beach, Minnetrista, Mound, Orono, St. Bonifacius, Shorewood, Spring Park, Tonka Bay, Wayzata, and Woodland.



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