Lida Casper enters race for Minn House District 25B

(ABC 6 News) – Lida Casper announced Thursday that she is entering the race for the Minnesota House of Representatives District 25B.

An announcement made on a website for Casper reads:

Today is my daughter’s 9th birthday. It is on this day, I honor her and all the women who have come before and after us, that I announce I’m running for Minnesota State House of Representatives, District 25B, in Rochester, Minnesota.

I have spent my career in education: teaching, learning from, listening to, and respecting people and culture. I have been privileged to serve students and families in Bronx, New York, and I embraced a life of powerful friendships, learning, and subsisting in rural Alaska. Over the last nine years my family has carved out a place in our community and in our schools here in Rochester, Minnesota.

Through my own personal and professional experiences, I know that for communities to thrive, families need access to stable housing, access to quality health care, high-quality public schools, strong collaboration between community and law enforcement, and ample economic opportunities.

It is through my experience building trusting relationships within our community that I have a unique understanding of who we serve as well as the collaborative skills and demonstrated leadership that will make me an effective legislator.

Life is a gift and I’m proud to share this journey. I look forward to serving ALL people in ways that improve the quality of life for Minnesotans today and into our future.

Thank you for your support!