As the daughter of two educators and a former elementary and middle school teacher, Carla understands the importance of a quality education. She was the chief author of critical funding for the Rochester Reading Center and she championed reforms to make college more affordable, lower college debt, and empower students to graduate earlier while preparing them for future jobs.

Energy & the Environment

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

Health care

Carla is dedicated to keeping Minnesota’s gold standard for high quality 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 health care needs. If elected to Congress, Carla will fight to repeal and replace Obamacare and its job-killing regulations and skyrocketing premiums.

Make Government Work FOR YOU

Carla is focused on putting the people of Minnesota above the partisan politics of Washington. In the state legislature, Carla introduced reform to improve transparency in the House and Senate. In Congress, Carla will fight against the gridlock and work with anyone to gets results for Minnesota’s 1st District.

Carla understands after serving our country, veterans deserve support services that they can count on and shouldn’t be concerned with taxes destroying their hard-earned pension. While in the legislature, Carla has championed legislation to end the taxation of military pensions and she will continue the fight to end double taxation of social security benefits to help Minnesota’s seniors.

military veterans & seniors

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

Public safety

While in the state legislature, Carla opposed the state’s largest tax increase, led the charge to make Minnesota’s tax system fairer, and fought to lower taxes on small local businesses. Additionally, Carla led the charge to lower property taxes for local business owners, and led the effort to successfully reduce the MN estate tax. Carla also worked to successfully end the double tax on social security benefits.


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. If elected, Carla will prioritize our current infrastructure needs and work with the local government to prepare for the future.