Helseth Endorsed by Area Republicans

Marla Helseth receives unanimous backing of Eden Prairie and Minnetonka Republicans

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN – Eden Prairie resident Marla Helseth received the unanimous endorsement of Eden Prairie and Minnetonka Senate District 49 Republicans at the March 6 endorsing convention.  The convention was held at the Minnetonka Convention Center and was attended by over 200 activists.

“I am thrilled and honored to have the endorsement of the delegates of my district, and I am excited to campaign for this Senate seat! My husband and I along with our two children have lived in this area for nineteen years and have loved it. It’s time, however, for some new political energy in this district from a non-politician,” said Helseth.

“Marla’s fresh perspective will be a welcome addition to the Minnesota Senate, and I’ve been impressed with her knowledge of the issues that matter most to Eden Prairie and Southern Minnetonka residents. I look forward to her representing me in St Paul,” said former Senator and current Chair of the Republican Party of Minnesota, David Hann. Senator Hann represented the Eden Prairie and Minnetonka area for fourteen years.

“The years I’ve spent working in business and education have taught me to work hard, respect others, and to think outside the box toward solutions that benefit everyone. I am eager to win this Senate race and begin advocating for stronger schools that maintain high academic standards with parental involvement, better policing and safer streets, and fighting inflation and the increasing cost of living,” stated Helseth.

Helseth will file her candidacy with the Minnesota Secretary of State during the May filing period and will face second term incumbent DFL State Senator Steve Cwodzinski in the November election.

“For many of us the past two years have been filled with unprecedented challenges. Let’s move on together to a brighter, more prosperous future. To that end, I ask that you elect me to be your representative in the Minnesota Senate!” Helseth stated.

The newly redistricted Senate District 49 encompasses all of Eden Prairie and Minnetonka, south of Highway 7.