Sarah Brakebill-Hacke announces her candidacy for Minnesota’s First Congressional District

(ABC 6 News) – Sarah Brakebill-Hacke of Preston announced her candidacy for the special election as a DFL candidate.

“My life experiences growing up as a foster kid and homeless teen have inspired me to dedicate myself to serve our community. I am uniquely qualified to bring the focus of this campaign to the plight of the unhoused, the food insecure, racial inequity and lifestyle discrimination. I hope this campaign will provide an example for girls and all kids growing up in poverty, no matter their circumstances. They should always be inspired to dream and reach for those dreams.”

Sarah is a graduate of Yale University (Trumbull)’21, where she received a BA in Global Affairs with distinction in her major. At Yale, Sarah served two years in the Yale College Council, as the YCC Mental Health Chair, and the Student Support Counselor Search Committee. A current graduate student at Cambridge University in the UK, she will be returning to Minnesota this month to campaign for this office.

Before attending Yale, Sarah served as the Student President at Rochester Community and Technical College in Rochester, MN, where she led an initiative to address food insecurity at the school, enacted popular elections for the Student Senate, and pay at fair wages for the Student Senators.

Brakebill-Hacke spent seven years as a political consultant, first canvassing, then managing and owning her own business, providing ballot access through petitions for candidates and issue initiatives across the country.