Minnesota State House, District 16B
Marinda “Mindy” Kimmel is a New Ulm native and the 6th generation in her family to live in Brown County. Her great great great grandfather settled in North Star Township in the 1870s. Mindy knew at a young age that she had a passion for helping others in the community. After graduating from New Ulm High School in 2003 she moved to Duluth to attend the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD). At UMD she completed a Bachelor of Applied Science in Psychology. She continued her education at the University of Wisconsin Superior with a Master of Science in Education in Community Counseling. She began her career in mental health which grew to include helping clients find common ground in conflicts and being a voice for the underserved. Mindy returned to New Ulm in 2014 in order to live closer to her family and continues to provide counseling as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and teaches yoga classes.
Mindy is running for Minnesota State House, District 16B; she intends to represent the interests of her districts and those most in need. She wants to be a voice for those who are unable to speak including those experiencing injustice and inequality. As a mental health professional, she has experience advocating for the needs of those who are disenfranchised. She also can find compromise and mediate disagreements. I want to use my experience and skills to better the political climate and reflect positive changes.
Mindy Kimmel was inspired to run for political office in 2017 after attending the Women’s March in St. Paul. After considering, What could she do next it became clear that the best way was to pursue a run for office. Mindy is a progressive champion and is running people-powered grassroots campaigns. She is committed to work and find common ground solutions for the challenges rural communities face every day from healthcare, infrastructure, education and an economy that works for everyone.