Statement from DFL Chair Ken Martin on the Passing of Sandra Peterson

45A“The Minnesota DFL family is devastated to have lost Sandra Peterson. Today, we lost a long time advocate for education, a leader in her community, and our friend. Sandra believed that our economy was made stronger and our communities were better by funding our education system.

“As a former teacher and president of the Minnesota Federation of Teachers and Education Minnesota, Sandra’s life in public service was dedicated to creating a better future for students across the state. As a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, she continued to put Minnesota families first and ensured they were a top priority every session. Sandra’s proudest achievements in the legislature were her victories for Minnesota’s students and schools.

“Sandra dedicated her career to the futures of Minnesota’s students. She believed that it was the job of the legislature to provide all students with the resources they need to achieve their dreams. She said it best “Every child in Minnesota, no matter where they live, or their family’s income, will have access to a world-class education and be given opportunities to succeed.””