Mary (Mary) Frances Clardy (D-53a)

State Repersentative Mary Clardy

Mary (Mary) Frances Clardy (D-53a)
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Capitol: 651.296.3533
FAX: 573.522.2301
District: 612.408.5449
Room 529 State Office Building 100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
St. Paul, MN 55155-1232
100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
St. Paul, MN 55155-1232
Residence:Inner Grove Heights, MN

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I am dedicated to improving the lives of those who live in my community. To do so will require that I remain a relentless advocate for you. As a result, of my career as an educator I have developed keen listening skills and have learned how to bring together those with differing points of view to achieve positive results. I did not set out to become an educator, but as I began to search for a school for my daughter 23 years ago, I discovered there were a number of areas in the educational system that needed improvement. Instead of sitting back and complaining, I decided to do something about it. Simply put, I changed my career, went back to school to secure the credentials I needed to obtain my teaching license so I could be the "difference that make the difference" through advocacy. Today I'm still in the classroom teaching elementary students in grades K-5. I also teach students who have been identified as gifted and talented. No matter their background or age level, I provide my students with a safe and secure place to learn - a place where they can concentrate on their job as a student. I guide them through academic, social and emotional skills every day so they can enjoy a bright, healthy future. I also represent the interest of students, parents and educators on a policy level by serving as a member of the Inver Grove Heights School Board. After spending countless hours listening to parents and students, I recognize there is a greater need for my advocacy to help address the kitchen table issues we all face, to address the issues faced by those with disabilities, to support economic opportunity initiatives that will strengthen small businesses and unions, to ensure safe communities, and to meet our pressing environmental challenges. As a 27-year resident of Dakota County I am keenly aware of the issues that my neighbors in District 53A face day in and day outand if elected you can always count on me to fight for you!

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First Elected: 2022    Next Election: 2024
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