I am proud and honored by the support I received from voters in yesterday’s election. Both here in District 36 and across our great state, we have many things to be happy about this morning.
As we have known all along, this race would be close. Last evening, it came down to the wire when the last votes were tallied. I am disappointed to report that I will not be joining the strong DFL majority in the State House of Representatives for the 2013-2014 session. I have called my opponent to thank him for the spirited campaign we waged.
Now the hard work of governing begins. I encourage you to follow what is happening in the legislature and keep Rep. Uglem accountable to the voters that sent him to St. Paul. Now more than ever, we need to work collaboratively to create long-term solutions to sustain the Minnesota we know and love.
The Star Tribune posted an editorial on the 36A race this week praising Grace’s emphasis on keeping collaborative leadership at the state capitol.
“Baltich’s poise and thoughtful positions on issues made this a difficult choice. Her stance on a host of issues is closer than Uglem’s to that of this newspaper. Her family’s commitment to public service (her mother, Joan Molenaar, served eight years on the Champlin City Council) and the skills she has acquired as a professional mediator and social worker would be assets in the House. Her emphasis on problem-solving through bipartisan collaboration is well placed.”
Welcome to my campaign website! Thank you for taking the time to learn more about me and my campaign to be your next State Representative. I encourage you to browse around and find out more about me and my vision for the State of Minnesota and the Northwest Suburbs. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yesterday, Grace joined candidates from around the Northwest metro in participating in a Prophetic voices listening session. Candidates were given an opportunity to listen to faith voters as well as answer questions before the group. To learn more about ISAIAH, you can visit their website here.