Thank you for the privilege of serving as your State Senator. With your help I will continue to work towards our shared vision for making Minnesota a great state to live, work and play. My focus will continue to be on the priorities you have told me are important:

Economy: pro-growth pro-jobs policies
Education: prepare all students for the jobs of tomorrow
Healthcare: keep Minnesota’s gold standard for high quality, good value and accessible healthcare
Transportation: prioritize our current infrastructure needs and prepare for the future
Energy & Environment: keep energy dependable and affordable while protecting our planet

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Thank you for the privilege of serving as your State Senator. With your help I will continue to work towards our shared vision for making Minnesota a great state to live, work and play. My focus will continue to be on the priorities you have told me are important:

Economy: pro-growth pro-jobs policies
Education: prepare all students for the jobs of tomorrow
Healthcare: keep Minnesota’s gold standard for high quality, good value and accessible healthcare
Transportation: prioritize our current infrastructure needs and prepare for the future
Energy & Environment: keep energy dependable and affordable while protecting our planet

Contribute

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Nelson_8061blue_web

Thank you for the privilege of serving as your State Senator. With your help I will continue to work towards our shared vision for making Minnesota a great state to live, work and play. My focus will continue to be on the priorities you have told me are important:

Economy: pro-growth pro-jobs policies
Education: prepare all students for the jobs of tomorrow
Healthcare: keep Minnesota’s gold standard for high quality, good value and accessible healthcare
Transportation: prioritize our current infrastructure needs and prepare for the future
Energy & Environment: keep energy dependable and affordable while protecting our planet

Contribute

Awards & Endorsements

During her terms of office, Carla has been awarded or endorsed by:

  • Farmers Union “Farm and Rural Legislator” Award
  • MN Retailers Association “Friend of Retail” Award
  • NFIB “Guardian of Small Business” Award
  • American Heart Association “Legislator of the Year”
  • Coalition of Minnesota Cities “Economic Development Legislator of Distinction”
  • League of Minnesota Cities “Local Control Legislator of the Year”
  • Organizing Apprenticeship Project “Champion of Racial Justice”
  • Minnesotans for Jobs and Economic Growth
  • National Federation of Independent Business NFIB2
  • Minnesota Chamber of Commerce MN_Chamber
  • Minnesota Farm Bureau MN_FarmBureau
  • Rochester Post-Bulletin postbulletin
  • Organizing Apprenticeship Project oap2
  • North Central States Carpenters Carpenters
  • Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association mppoa
  • Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters MNfirefighters
  • Minnesota Medical Association mma
  • American Heart Association American-Heart-Stroke-Association2
  • MedPAC medpac
  • Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities CGMC2
  • League of Minnesota Cities LMC2
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On the Issues

Healthcare

Carla is dedicated to keeping Minnesota’s gold standard for high quality, good value and accessible health care. She helped pass the Alzheimer’s Research & Support Act and Excellence in Mental Health Act to provide cost-effective programs and services to these critical healthcare needs.  She will continue working to reform or replace MNSure to protect patient choice and hold down premium hikes.

Education

Carla was chief author of critical funding for the Rochester Reading Center, and she championed reforms to concurrent enrollment practices to make college more affordable, lower college debt and empower students to graduate earlier while preparing them for tomorrows jobs.

Tax Reform

Carla led the charge to make Minnesota’s tax system fairer and to lower taxes on small local businesses. Carla fought for family farm property tax relief while preserving critical education funding.

Public Safety

Carla sponsored legislation to expand and improve airport safety to meet new federal requirements and keep the international designation at Rochester’s airport.

Military Veterans & Seniors

Carla championed legislation to end the taxation of military pensions; she will continue the fight to end double taxation of social security benefits to help Minnesota’s seniors.

Transportation

Carla boldly supported the largest transportation funding package in our state’s history, which made much needed improvements to roads and bridges in Greater Minnesota. Carla will prioritize our current infrastructure needs and prepare for the future.

Energy & Environment

Carla will work to keep energy dependable and affordable while protecting our planet.

Make Government Work

Carla is a leader in seeking to end partisan gridlock by changing the way the legislature operates. Carla introduced reforms to end last minute law-making, improve transparency, and establish key deadlines for compromise between house and senate. Carla reaches across the aisle to get things done.

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Carla Nelson (@sencarlanelson) posted a photo on Twitter

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It was a big day! I was incredibly honored to walk with our veterans in the Out of Darkness walk. Harry Kerr spoke about the alarming rate of veteran suicide- 22 per day. I finished up the morning going door to door. Lunch with volunteers then fun at..

37 likes, 2 comments5 days ago

Dayton Orders Flags Flown at Half-Staff For Sept. 11 Anniversary

Never forget!

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It’s sign time. The Nelson for Senate signs are popping up. Let me now if you want one!

3 likes, 3 comments1 month ago

Timeline Photos

Be part of the Nelson for Senate parade team! Join me tomorrow at Chatfield Western Days Saturday Aug. 13 12:15 line up at entry #51 1:00 Parade start I’ve got a Nelson red shirt for you. If you can’t join the parade, be sure to hoot, holler and wave..

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Celebrate & Turn up the Volume

Check this out and be sure to turn up the volume! Then get ready for a parade…

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Photos from Carla Nelson's post

Fun at the Fest! ‘Twas the perfect parade night. Thank to all who made it so! Great momentum and vibe!

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Fears mount as another round of health premium hikes appears likely

The Affordable Care Act is a misnomer at best: http://goo.gl/QKrM1y

0 likes, 1 comments3 months ago

Why did $700 Million for roads & bridges die on the Senate floor?

2 likes, 1 comments4 months ago