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Our 2022 endorsement process

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As in 2018, Education Minnesota’s Political Action Committee, made up of members from throughout the state, voted to continue with our new, transparent and member-focused endorsement process for the 2022 campaign.

Early endorsement

Education Minnesota is now considering requests for early endorsement in state legislative races.

A legislative endorsement is considered an early endorsement if it is enacted by the Education Minnesota Political Action Committee and Executive Committee before the candidate filing deadline.

If you’re an Education Minnesota member and candidate seeking early endorsement:

Contact political organizer Katie Humphrey to receive a nomination letter and formally submit an early endorsement request.

The Education Minnesota PAC has voted to allow Education Minnesota members seeking early endorsement to begin participating in our early endorsement process. To trigger a screening event for possible early endorsement, candidates must submit a nomination letter signed by at least 50 verified Education Minnesota members who are constituents for Minnesota House seats, or at least 100 verified Education Minnesota members who are constituents for Minnesota Senate seats.

Once you complete the nomination letter requirement, a screening will be scheduled for all declared candidates with Education Minnesota members.

If you’re a non-Education Minnesota member looking for early endorsement:

Contact political organizer Kate Humphrey to submit an early endorsement request.

Your request will be considered by the Education Minnesota PAC. If the PAC decides to open the seat for early endorsement, you will be provided a nomination letter. To trigger a screening event for possible early endorsement, the nomination letter must be signed by at least 50 verified Education Minnesota members who are constituents for Minnesota House seats, or at least 100 verified Education Minnesota members who are constituents for Minnesota Senate seats.

Once you complete the nomination letter requirement, a screening will be scheduled for all declared candidates with Education Minnesota members.

Governor’s race

For the gubernatorial race, all candidates were invited to participate in a process that required them to:

  • Spend a full- or half-day shadowing educators at work.
  • Engage in roundtable conversations with educators.
  • Complete a candidate questionnaire, created by educators, that will be shared publicly, and
  • Participate in a screening interview with the Education Minnesota PAC board.

Candidate questionnaire

As in 2018, Education Minnesota members were invited submit questions for our candidate endorsement questionnaire, which are also being used in legislative and local races.

Candidate school visits

Members were also able to submit their worksite for consideration to be the site for candidates to visit as part of the endorsement process.