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Minnesota State Representative for District 41A
2001-2006 and 2013–present
Connie Bernardy is running for re-election and is not facing an endorsement challenge. Connie grew up in the community she serves – Fridley, New Brighton, and Spring Lake Park. She is in her seventh term at the Minnesota House of Representatives.
Connie is the Chair of the Higher Education Finance & Policy Committee. She also serves on the: Transportation Finance & Policy Division; Elections; Ways and Means; and the Property and Local Tax Division. She has also been appointed to numerous commissions by the Governor and Speaker.
Connie Bernardy has gotten funding and passed numerous bills for our community including, $5 million for Springbrook Nature Center, protections for our seniors, transportation safety improvements, opportunity for students – including all-day kindergarten and preschool spots. She has received numerous statewide and local awards awards for her work helping students, seniors, and the environment.
She believes, every Minnesotan deserves access to quality, affordable health care, a world-class education, clean water, air and land, and a state where everyone has the opportunity to succeed.
Growing up in Fridley, Connie gained a strong love and commitment to the people of her community. She attended Spring Lake Park Public Schools. She married Dan, her wonderful husband of over 30 years and their girls attended Fridley Public Schools. They currently live in New Brighton.
Connie’s career has been bringing people together and creating community partnerships – especially to improve health, education and the environment. In her free time, she enjoys walking her dog, ancestry research, and spending time at the lake with her family.
Where does the Representative stand on the issues?
Bringing People Together:
National Institute Of Civil Discourse
Representative Connie Bernardy helped bring together the Idaho Legislature through her work with National Institute for Civil Discourse to help serve the people of Idaho better. She is one of 35 Next Generation Facilitators across the nation who is trained to help legislatures function more effectively. Rep. Bernardy brings legislators together in Minnesota and throughout the country to build trust and help facilitate better communication.
Former Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton are the chairs of this National Institute. The mission of the Institute focuses on lawmakers, the media, and the public. It supports legislators to function better with one another so they can solve the nation’s most challenging issues, encourages media to engage and inform the public rather that sensationalizing extreme positions, and calls on the public to demand a government that works in the best of the entire country.
Representative Bernardy along with other law makers charted the course and launched the National Civility Network made up of over 200 legislators. The day culminated with the first annual Civility in State Governance award named in honor of and presented by Congresswoman Gabby Giffords and her husband, Captain Tom Kelly. Represented Bernardy career has been creating community partnerships. Bernardy stated, “I love bringing people together to help build a stronger community, state, and nation.”