Senator Melissa Wiklund


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Senator Melissa Halvorson Wiklund is serving her second term in the Minnesota Senate representing Senate District 50, which includes the cities of Bloomington and Richfield. Sen. Wiklund’s legislative priorities include education (with a particular focus on early childhood), health care (with a particular focus on children’s mental health), and job creation. Sen. Wiklund has also put an emphasis on building up community support systems to help families and reduce the achievement gap.

Prior to her service in the Senate, Sen. Wiklund served on the Bloomington School Board for three years, the last as Chair. Sen. Wiklund worked in the telecommunications and Internet Services industry as an engineer, manager, and director and is an honors graduate of the University of Minnesota with degrees in Electrical Engineering and Interior Design. Sen. Wiklund graduated from Kennedy High School and lives in Bloomington with her husband, Craig and their two children.


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    I’m disappointed that the Governor and majority leadership could not come to a budget agreement within the regular legislative session with enough time for us to vote on all the bills needed to complete our state budget. I’m also concerned that the process the Republican majority leadership chose to follow has not been transparent. As a result, legislators will have very little time to properly evaluate proposals that will directly affect peoples’ lives. As we debate the remaining bills in this fast-paced special session that is supposed to end at 7:00am, Wednesday, May 24th, I will continue to advocate for the needs of our district and of all Minnesotans. ...

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    Earlier today, I joined other legislators and educators to urge continued support of Pre-Kindergarten. Investing in Early Childhood Education is crucial for Minnesota’s future, and we’re already seeing the benefits across the state. As we move closer to the end of the session and budget agreements, I’m hopeful that legislative leaders will join Governor Dayton in recognizing the importance of Early Childhood. #mnleg ...

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