Ann’s Story

Hi, neighbors!

I’m Senator Ann Johnson Stewart. It has been an honor and a privilege to represent my neighbors in St. Paul this past year. I look forward to the work ahead of us.

I care deeply about this community – my husband and I have lived in Minnetonka for 25 years, our four children attended Wayzata public schools, and I’m an active member of Wayzata Community Church. I’m a proud wife, mother, stepmom, and grandma, and I’ve worked hard to balance a loving home and family with the demands of business, teaching, and my community involvement.

 

By trade, I’m a civil engineer and small-business owner. I started an engineering business in my basement more than 20 years ago, which is now a flourishing enterprise with 34 employees. My company has worked successfully with townships, cities, counties, and the state to build publicly-funded roads, bridges, and buildings, creating many job opportunities for veterans, workers from minority populations, and people wishing to change careers. I understand the importance and intricacies of government-funded infrastructure projects. I was so excited to be appointed to the bonding and transportation committees in the MN Senate to bring my expertise to the decision-making table.

I’m also a teacher. For over 20 years, I’ve taught courses in construction management and civil engineering at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and several local technical colleges. I’ve created and taught classes to maintenance workers, engineers, tradespeople, and managers, many of whom take my classes to gain knowledge and skills that enable them to advance in their careers. I’ve also developed workforce training that aims to provide jobs for women and people from minority populations, in an effort to meet the demographic participation goals the federal government sets for public work. Each of these experiences gives me insight into the changes around education, workforce development, and post-secondary training that I have brought with me to my work at the Capitol.

As a collaborator and teacher at heart, I know that everyone’s perspectives should be considered and everyone’s challenges should be addressed. As your Senator, I have worked diligently to ensure a voice for all people in all areas, especially those who currently have no voice and little power in our government.

I’m a bridge-builder (both literally and figuratively!), an employer of a diverse and successful workforce, and a creative problem solver. I bring decades of experience to the legislature and I have seen firsthand the importance of having experts at the decision-making tables. Thank you for entrusting me to represent you in the Senate. I humbly ask for your continued support as I work towards re-election in 2022.

I was first motivated to run for Senate by the current Republican majority’s failure to pass meaningful gun violence prevention legislation, and my frustration has only grown since then as I’ve watched those same Senators show a lack of compassion, courage, and knowledge as they’ve blocked desperately-needed police and criminal justice reforms, an extremely important bonding bill, and COVID-19 relief. As a collaborator and teacher at heart, I know that everyone’s perspectives should be represented and their challenges addressed, and I’ll work diligently to ensure a voice for all people – especially people of color and Indigenous Minnesotans, who face systemic racism and have historically been excluded from our government.

I’m a wife, a mother, a stepmom, and a grandma, and I’ve worked hard to balance a loving home and family with the demands of business, teaching, and the community involvement I really value. I’m a bridge builder (both literally and figuratively!) and a creative problem solver, and I know the value of teamwork. I’m excited to bring these decades of experience to the Capitol as I continue to represent you in Senate District 44!

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