Senator Susan Kent


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Susan Kent is a state senator with a strong combination of private, public and community experience that illustrate her passion for building strong communities. In addition to many years of advocacy for students of South Washington County Schools, Susan Kent has more than 20 years of professional experience in strategic marketing and media, as well as a wealth of private and public experience in building strong communities. This experience gives Susan a strong understanding of the businesses and employers that contribute to our communities.

Like many, Susan’s involvement as an active parent guided her to several volunteer roles. She was a founder of the Twin Cities East Chapter of Mothers & More, a national non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of mothers through support, education and advocacy. She has served several roles in school district-wide working groups and PTA and spent countless hours in district classrooms. Her volunteer work in child abuse prevention and in prenatal counseling for high-risk women solidified her dedication to quality healthcare and healthy families.

Susan is an experienced leader, dedicated advocate, former small business owner and a concerned community member who wants to ensure that Minnesota renews its commitments to citizens and end legislative gridlock at the Capitol. Susan and her family have long held ties with the east metro community.  Her husband of 24 years, Chris, is a Maplewood native and has worked for 3M for almost 30 years. Susan and Chris reside in Woodbury with their son, Andrew.


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    As you may have heard, my dear friend and partner at the Capitol, Rep. JoAnn Ward, has announced that she won't seek re-election to the House. I have many mixed feelings about this news. Selfishly, I will miss her terribly, but I know she will do wonderful things, including continued work for progress for every Minnesotan. My statement... ...

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    Grateful to Governor Dayton for helping spread the word about cancer screening and early detection! And glad to tell my story if it helps raise awareness. Always grateful for the leadership of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Minnesota and their incredible team of staff, survivors and volunteers! ...

    Governor Dayton and Senator Susan Kent join cancer survivors and advocates in proclaiming the first week of December as "Cancer Screen Week." Thank you all -- screening saves lives!

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