Representing our Communities Our new district 24 includes all of Dodge County, parts of the city of Rochester, and parts of Olmsted County, including Byron, Stewartville, all of Kalmar, Salem, Rochester, Rock Dell, and High Forest Townships, and parts of Cascade and Marion Townships

Carla has a long record of working across the aisle, building coalitions and finding solutions. Her accomplishments are making SE Minnesota communities a better place to live, work and play. Here are just a few of them:


COVID funding for the Mayo and University of MN partnership to ramp up testing, treatment and vaccines

Highway 14 Expansion

Highway 14 expansion from Rochester to Owatonna

Childcare Funding

Childcare Grants for providers in rural Minnesota

Cradle to Career

Rochester Cradle to Career – equitable, results-based investments in children and their families

Rochester PTECH

A high school pipeline to employment in collaboration with Rochester Public Schools, IBM, Mayo Clinic, and RCTC

Collegiate Recovery

Established collegiate recovery program at University of Minnesota – Rochester

Recovery Funding

Expanded Substance Use Recovery Funding for MN Adult & Teen Challenge in Rochester.

Bridges to Healthcare

Funding to provide career education and job skills training in high-demand healthcare fields

RCTC Expansion

Passed funding to replace Memorial & Plaza Halls at Rochester Community and Technical College

RCTC Renovation

Rochester Community and Technical College Workforce Center Renovation

Children's Museum

Secured funding for the Minnesota Children’s Museum in Rochester

The Reading Center

Worked to secure funding for The Reading Center – Dyslexia Institute of Minnesota

Chester Woods Trail

Chester Woods State Trails Appropriation

CEDA Study

Community Economic Development study to help SE Minnesota communities grow

Airport Improvements

Border and Customs improvements to the Rochester International Airport