Strong Republican Women
Women are increasing their leadership in politics and we are excited to celebrate and honor them.
Dr. Condoleezza Rice is the former secretary of state under the administration of President George W. Bush. Now Dr. Rice works as a professor of political economy at Stanford University. Dr. Condoleezza Rice was the second women to have the position as secretary of state and she is a true leader to all women.
Representative Tara Mack was elected in 2008 to represent HD 57A. As a born and raised Minnesotan Rep. Mack is dedicated to serving her community as she does everyday. Rep. Mack is a strong Republican woman representing Minnesota.
Representative Peggy Scott was elected in 2008 to represent HD 35B. Rep. Peggy Scott is assigned to committees on civil law, energy policy, judiciary finance and policy, and data practices subcommittee. Rep. Peggy is involved in her community, leading women's and youth ministry programs. As a mother, business owner, and legislator Representative Peggy Scott is a strong Republican woman and driven leader.
Senator Michelle R. Benson represents SD 31 and was elected to the Minnesota Senate in 2010. As a intelligent business woman, Sen. Benson looks to help the economy by reducing government regulations and taxes to streamline businesses. Senator Benson was chosen as Assistant Minority Leader to ensure the Republicans have strong leadership in the Minnesota Senate. Senator Michelle Benson is a great leader for women and a valuable State Senator.
Senator Carla J. Nelson represents SD 26 and was first elected to the Minnesota Senate in 2010, but had prior experience serving on the State House. Senator Nelson was named an Assistant Minority Leader in November 2012, proving to show strong leadership skills for Republican women. Keep up the great work.
Senator Julie A. Rosen has represented Senate District 24 in the Minnesota Senate since 2002. Sen. Rosen brings a strong voice to represent the rural community of Minnesota in the State Senate and is passionate about creating affordable health care benefits. As a Freshman Senator Julie Rosen passed influential drug legislation. She is an influential Senator and we look forward to her work in the upcoming session.
Julianne Ortman was first elected to the Minnesota State Senate in 2002 representing SD 47 and became the first woman in Minnesota history to serve as Chair of the Senate Tax Committee. In addition, Sen. Ortman served as Deputy Majority Leader in 2012. Along with these roles Sen. Ortmant will be running for the Republican U.S. Senate nomination in hopes to defeat Sen. Franken in 2014. Sen. Ortman is an honorable Minnesota Senator and a role model for women.