2022 Campaign Endorsements

Senator Jerry Newton

DFL- Coon Rapids/Blaine/Spring Lake Park, Retired US Army Sergeant Majorion

“Kari Rehrauer is the perfect fit for this district. She is intelligent, aware of issues and cares deeply about education, the environment and eliminating congestion on Highways 65 and 10. Her ability to work well with others will suit her well in the Minnesota Senate.”

Saraswati Singh

Vice-Chair of Council of Asian Pacific Minnesotans, Candidate for Hennepin County Attorney

“ Kari is a working-class mother, educator, and advocate who represents the values of the community. Kari has already proven she has the skills to win as a current Coon Rapids City Council Member and I know she has the ability to bring us all together. I look forward to partnering with Kari to continue supporting our Minnesota youth and she has my full endorsement!“

Anna Dirkswager

Midwest Climate and Energy Policy Advisor at The Nature Conservancy

“I’m excited to see Kari step up and offer her time and service in a bid for the Minnesota State Senate. I’ve seen Kari’s passion for education first hand, and know that her voice, as a teacher herself, is a critical one to have in our legislature. Thank you Kari, for working to be a part of the solution.”

Michaella Fennell

St. Francis Middle School Life Science Teacher

“Kari is a tireless educator who knows what it’s like in schools. She was fearless in using her voice to advocate for her students. She has gone above and beyond to fight for what students and teachers need.”

Heather Rhynes

Nurse Clinician, Nursing-Neurosurgery, UW Health University Hospital

“I met Kari as a Girl Scout in the late 1980s, where we bonded over our similar views about conservation and active participation in making the world a better place while sailing on summer waves and canoeing down rocky rivers. We returned to that camp through our adolescence, and kept in touch via letters for years. We found camaraderie amongst the trees, empowerment in the strong female leadership of camp, and ways to maneuver in the world while keeping nature close at heart. And when we outgrew camp, we wrote each other about our plans ahead. Kari wanted to change the way people saw nature, to value it intrinsically. She didn’t recently decide the topics of equal representation and environmental awareness are things to be concerned about, but rather she is someone who has held them as her core values, and lived them for decades.”

Jennifer Handrick

Art Educator and Academic Chair at Chippewa Fall Public Schools

“Even in our teens Kari took bold steps standing up for what was right and fighting for election integrity! Her strong values and passion for making our world better for everyone have been unwavering for the 30+ years I have known her. If you want someone who will relentlessly fight to make things better, she’s your woman!”

Tim Walz

Dean Phillips

Tina Smith

Amy Klobuchar