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Reader's view: Schultz will strongly support public education

For seven years I have had the pleasure of working with Jen Schultz, a University of Minnesota Duluth health economist and the DFL candidate for House District 7A, as a member of the UMD faculty union’s executive committee. I have witnessed her commitment to fairness and justice and her tireless efforts on behalf of others. This includes our community’s children.

I have two kids in the Duluth public schools, and I ask myself the same questions many of us ask. Will there be adequate funding? Will children living in poverty and kids of color have the same access to an excellent education that the more-privileged enjoy? Will the state sufficiently support public higher education so college does not lead to crushing levels of debt?

The Jen Schultz I know and respect would fight to ensure that the answer to all of these questions is yes. Given the importance of state funding, I want a tenacious yet collaborative representative in St. Paul who shares my values. Jen is that candidate. We are fortunate to have such a strong supporter of public education on the ballot. I ask you to support Jen Schultz as our next state representative for District 7A.

Scott Laderman