Senator Mary Kunesh

Mary K. Kunesh represents Senate District 39, which covers the communities of St. Anthony Village, New Brighton, Hilltop, Columbia Heights, Fridley, and a portion of Spring Lake Park. Learn more about Sen. Kunesh. Read more news from Sen. Kunesh.

Senator Mary Kunesh Hails Senate Participation in Sovereignty Day as Important Step in Collaboration Between Legislators and Tribal Nations

ST. PAUL, Minn. — On Monday, members of the Minnesota Senate participated in Sovereignty Day proceedings for the first time in the Senate’s history. Members of the Minnesota House and Senate gathered in the House Chambers to meet with tribal leaders of the 11 tribes in Minnesota, state agency tribal liaisons, Minnesota Indian Affairs Council members, Tribal State Relations Training staff, flag bearers, and other honored guests.

DFL Legislators Speak Out on the Increase Teachers of Color Acts

ST. PAUL, Minn. — On Tuesday, the chief authors of the House and Senate Increase Teachers of Color Act bills spoke out on the economic, cultural, and emotional importance of providing robust support for new and current teachers of color in Minnesota schools. Senator Mary Kunesh (DFL-New Brighton), Senator Omar Fateh (DFL-Minneapolis), Representative Hodan Hassan (DFL-Minneapolis) and Representative Alicia Kozlowski (DFL-Duluth)presented their bills to strengthen the Teachers of Color Act in E-12 and higher education and release the following statements: