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Samuelson to run for Senate District 6

Samuelson said he was fortunate to travel and work internationally and learned the value of diversity, empathy, and inclusiveness to forge stronger relationships and communities in a larger setting.

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Stephen Samuelson
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BRAINERD — Steve Samuelson announced he will seek to represent state Senate District 6 as a DFLer.

He’s running for Senate District 6, which serves much of Crow Wing County, eastern Cass County and southwestern Itasca County, to “provide sensible local representation,” according to a news release.

Samuelson said he was born and raised in Brainerd and attended parochial and public schools in the city, graduating from Brainerd High School.

“I have the highest regard for teachers and public schools. The current trend that promotes charter schools will weaken the educational excellence that we have so long expected in Minnesota as the foundation of our future community and state,” Samuelson stated. “We are fortunate to have a local community college in Crow Wing County providing secondary academic excellence, and vocational training. I believe our legislature should vigorously support Minnesota’s education system in all capacities.”

Samuelson said his occupational journey has included a long and diverse path of small business, self-employment and international trades.

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“I started my work career, as a chef. Over the years I was employed by small and large enterprises, where I learned the importance of communication and cooperation between employers and employees while trying to meet common goals,” Samuelson stated. “This helps me understand the need to ‘work across the aisle’ to achieve success. Small businesses are the largest employers in this geographical area.”

Samuelson said he was fortunate to travel and work internationally and learned the value of diversity, empathy, and inclusiveness to forge stronger relationships and communities in a larger setting.

“I believe we should have a common goal of building and maintaining strong, local communities for all of Crow Wing, Cass, and Itasca Counties,” he stated. “I know the complexities of Senate District 6 and would be proud to represent all the citizens of this district, with your confidence and support.”

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