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Greta Bergstrom gets womenwinning nod in 64B, race where state Rep. Paymar will retire

Bergstrom, the TakeAction Minnesota communications director, is one of six DFLers looking for endorsement to seek Paymar’s seat in the solidly blue district.

womenwinning, the PAC that supports pro-choice women candidates, has endorsed Greta Bergstrom in the Minnesota House 64B race.

Bergstrom is communications director for TakeAction Minnesota, a network working for social, racial and economic justice. She is one of six DFL candidates looking for endorsement in the St. Paul district, where state Rep. Michael Paymar is not seeking reelection after nine terms.

Other announced candidates are: Beth Fraser, Matt Freeman, Melanie McMahon, Dave Pinto and Gloria Zaiger.

Lauren Beecham, womenwinning’s executive director, said:

“Greta has built an impressive career advocating for women and progressive policies in the State of Minnesota – including efforts to make our tax system more fair for middle-class families, expanding access to health care, and restoring investments in our public schools. Her deep roots in the 64B community along with her relationships with organizations and policymakers around the state will make her an excellent legislator at the Capitol.”

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Beecham said Bergstrom’s “strategic skills, knowledge of the legislative landscape, and tenacity in moving progressive policy” led to the group’s endorsement.