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 Calls for Action at March for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Relatives

ST. PAUL, Minn. — On Wednesday, Senator Mary Kunesh, Standing Rock Lakota descendant (DFL-New Brighton), marched alongside Indigenous leaders and community in the annual Missing and Murdered Indigenous Relatives March. Senator Kunesh and other speakers called for further action to… Read More »Senator Mary Kunesh Calls for Action at March for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Relatives

Senator Mary Kunesh Elected Chair of National Caucus of Native American State Legislators

ST. PAUL, Minn. — On Nov. 10, Senator Mary Kunesh (DFL-New Brighton) was elected by her peers to serve as chair of the National Caucus of Native American State Legislators during a NCNASL business meeting held in Denver, Colorado.

The NCNASL consists of 89 members from 21 states. As chair, Senator Kunesh will act as an advisory body for the National Conference of State Legislatures and the National Congress of American Indians on issues that affect Native populations.

Senator Mary Kunesh Touts Wins for Minnesota Farmers during President Biden’s Northfield Farm Visit

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Senator Mary Kunesh (DFL-New Brighton) joined President Joe Biden during his visit to a family farm near Northfield on Nov. 1. Along with Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and other federal officials, they spoke with farmers and local leaders to learn about the challenges and opportunities facing farmers in Minnesota.

Senator Mary Kunesh Urges Ceasefire, Humanitarian Aid in Israel-Palestine Conflict

The past week of watching and listening to the horror of what has occurred in Israel and Palestine has left another hole in my heart and a knot in my stomach. As a Minnesota State Senator, I join my federal legislators in sending an imperative message to President Biden to act immediately, using all the means at his disposal to bring about a diplomatic solution to the present crisis. This means an immediate ceasefire along with the unconditional restoration of food, water, electricity, and medical care to the entire Gaza Strip. It also means the unconditional release of all hostages.