“I know Kimberly Sanberg will be an outstanding addition to the State Legislature. She has a track record of progressive leadership, commitment to equality, and dedication to her community, and will use her passion, drive, and knowledge to continue moving our state forward. Please join me in supporting Kimberly for State Representative.”

Senator Scott Dibble, Minnesota Senate District 61

“Kimberly is a collaborative leader who understands the unique challenges and opportunities facing our local communities. I am confident that she will be a champion for racial, gender, and economic equity and public education at the state legislature. Please join me in supporting her campaign!”

Jen Westmoreland Bouchard, Hopkins School Board Chair

“Pleased to support Kimberly Sanberg for the open seat in House District 46A. She has done a great job on the Golden Valley City Council. I am confident she will bring her skills and enthusiasm for public service to the Minnesota House!”

Senator Ann Rest, Minnesota Senate District 45

“If you want an effective advocate and leader for your community, it is Kimberly Sanberg. Just as she has done on the City Council, I know Kimberly will do the hard work behind the scenes to build consensus and put Minnesota first.”

Mayor Shep Harris, Golden Valley

“Kimberly will make an excellent Representative.  She’s smart, informed, compassionate and an effective communicator. Kimberly has a progressive vision for a more just and inclusive community for us all.”

Gillian Rosenquist, Golden Valley City Council Member

“From serving with her on the City Council I have seen Kimberly take leadership on public safety, infrastructure, and transparency of government operations to make Golden Valley a better city for all. Her problem solving and relationship building skills would be assets in Saint Paul and would make not only the district, but Minnesota better. I endorse Kimberly for State Representative.”

Maurice Harris, Golden Valley City Council Member

“Kimberly has been a staunch advocate for the issues that make a difference for us all: public education, affordable child care and housing, and building a more equitable and inclusive community. Never has the need for visionary leadership been more apparent, and Kimberly has supported innovation in these areas from initial concept to reality. As a mother, small business owner, school board member, and local resident committed to equity, I’m proud to endorse Kimberly for State Representative.”

Rachel Hartland, Hopkins School Board Member



Statement from Kimberly Sanberg

February 21, 2022

When Rep. Ryan Winkler announced he wouldn’t seek re-election last year, I decided to run for House in District 46A so I could continue serving our community and advocating for affordable housing and healthcare, high-quality education and childcare, a healthy environment, and a Minnesota where everyone feels safe and valued. 

The new Minnesota legislative maps came out last week and my district (46A) changed significantly. Rep. Mike Freiberg and I are now in the same district (43B). 

After much consideration, I have made the decision not to continue running for State Representative at this time. Rep. Freiberg has served his district well and I’m confident he will continue to do so. 

I love serving on the Golden Valley City Council and am excited that I’ll be able to continue advocating for affordable housing, reimagining public safety, combating climate change, building an inclusive community, and so many other vital issues at the local level. And I look forward to supporting progressive candidates up and down the ballot in the coming months.

I want to say thank you for your support. Our campaign has had such great energy. So many of you have donated, volunteered, and become delegates to the senate district convention. THANK YOU. This isn’t a decision I took lightly and I’m so grateful for your support along the way.