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Education Minnesota endorses Anderson Kelliher for governor

Mon, May 10th, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn., May 8, 2010 - Education Minnesota announced Saturday that it has endorsed Democratic-Farmer-Labor candidate Margaret Anderson Kelliher for governor of Minnesota.

"Margaret Anderson Kelliher will be a great governor for Minnesota," said Education Minnesota President Tom Dooher. "We plan to help her in any way we can to improve the quality of education for every child in this state."

The endorsement culminates a year-long process for the teachers union, which conducted in-depth interviews of the candidates and closely studied their views on education issues.

"Margaret and Education Minnesota share the same commitment to investing in education," Dooher said. "We share the same determination to create an education funding system that is equitable, sustainable, predictable and sufficient. We share the same vision that all children, no matter what their ZIP code, should get a world-class education."

Media note: Education Minnesota President Tom Dooher will be available to comment in Lounge B of the Minneapolis Convention Center from 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 8. Reporters can call press secretary Lonnie Hartley at 651-245-6137 to make arrangements.

About Education Minnesota

Education Minnesota represents 70,000 professionals working together for excellence in education for all students. Education Minnesota's members include teachers and educational support professionals in Minnesota's public school districts, faculty members at Minnesota's community and technical colleges and University of Minnesota campuses in Duluth and Crookston, retired educators and student teachers. Education Minnesota is affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers, National Education Association and AFL-CIO. More information about Education Minnesota is available at

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