Meet Amanda Hemmingsen-Jaeger, Candidate for State House of Representative, 53A
Mailing address:  583 Eagle Ridge Road, Woodbury, MN 55125
Briefly describe your qualifications:
  • Master of Science in Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy (Humphrey School of Public Affairs, 2016)
  • Master of Science in Genetics (Iowa State University, 2008)
  • Business/Management Analyst (the State of Minnesota, 2020-present)
  • Legislative Analyst (the State of Minnesota, 2020-2021)
  • Union Member and Leader (Minnesota Association of Professional Employees, 2011-present)
    • Paid Parental Leave Organizing Committee
    • Government Relations Committee/Political Council
    • Steward
    • Board of Directors
    • Department of Public Safety Meet and Confer Team
  • Metropolitan Council Transportation Advisory Board Alternate (2021-present)
  • MetroTransit Gold Line Bus Rapid Transit Community and Business Advisory Committee (2020-present)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong and passionate public speaker
  • Advocate for working families
  • Effective lobbying skills
  • Extensive analytical experience
What are your positions on 3-5 important issues?
  1. Advocating for Working FamiliesMinnesotans shouldn’t have to struggle to meet their basic needs.
  2.  Addressing Climate Change: It’s our responsibility to take care of the planet, and protect it for future generations.
  3.  Investing in Education: Education should be equitable and accessible to all.
  4.  Championing Healthcare:  All Minnesotans deserve access to affordable healthcare and paid time away from work to care for themselves and their families.
If you lose the endorsement, what is the #1 issue you would like the endorsed candidate to carry forward on your behalf?
As the endorsed candidate, my main policy position is to champion paid family and medical leave for all Minnesotans.

What else should we know about you?
I am a passionate person who listens to understand.  I believe in bringing people together, gathering as much information and perspectives as possible, and leading with community input to make the best policy decision together.
MN Senate District 47 DFL