Angie will be the first openly LGBTQ person elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from Minnesota
Raised by a single mom in a mobile home park, Angie Craig never expected to one run for Congress. As a business leader, she has helped to create good-paying manufacturing jobs. But it’s her experience getting there that makes her the right candidate to represent us.
Angie watched her mother strive for years to complete her teaching degree while her grandmother helped at home and worked in a shoe factory to contribute. At times, Angie’s family didn’t have health insurance, and she watched as her mother struggled to pay the bills that piled up on their kitchen table after her sister got sick. She worked two jobs to put herself through college. After graduation, she became a newspaper reporter, and then quickly rose through the ranks to eventually lead a workforce of 16,000 employees as head of Global Human Resources for a major Minnesota employer. While putting Minnesotans to work in high-tech manufacturing jobs, it became clear to Angie that many of the folks she met weren’t getting a fair shot anymore. The opportunities that she was so lucky to have were disappearing for too many families. Angie is running for Congress to build a better Minnesota – where every member of every family gets a fair shot at an outstanding education, a good job, and a better life. She’s running for Congress because she and her wife want their four boys – and all of us – to never give up on the Minnesota and the America that together we can create.
Importance of Candidacy:
- Angie will be the first openly LGBTQ person elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from Minnesota
- She will be the first LGBTQ mother in Congress
- She will be only the third openly LGBTQ woman in Congress