Gaertner, candidate for governor, meets with local DFLersSusan Gaertner, a candidate for the Minnesota governor’s office, visited with members of the Douglas County DFL at a recent meeting in Alexandria.
Susan Gaertner, a candidate for the Minnesota governor’s office, visited with members of the Douglas County DFL at a recent meeting in Alexandria.
Healthcare reform was her key topic of discussion.
“As the healthcare debate in Washington unfolds, it is clear that Minnesota’s next governor must be prepared to provide bold leadership to improve our state’s healthcare system regardless of what reforms the federal government delivers,” Gaertner said. “I am ready to provide that leadership, no matter what the political consequences may be. As a four-term manager of a nonpartisan public office, I am uniquely prepared to work across the aisle and bring people together around the goal of making sure all Minnesotans can afford the healthcare they need.”
Gaertner grew up on the east side of St. Paul as a daughter of a post-World War II marriage and baby boom. She said she grew up with a great deal of hope for her future, her family, her community and her country.
She graduated from Harding High School and earned her undergraduate degree in political science from the University of Minnesota, Duluth. She went on to graduate with honors from the University of Minnesota Law School.
She was elected Ramsey County attorney in 1994, the first woman to hold the office.
She manages an office of 320 employees and an annual budget of $34 million.
For more information about her campaign, visit the website www.susangaertner.com.