Growing up in a trailer park, Angie Craig didn’t expect life to lead to a run for Congress, but she did believe that hard work and a good education could lead to economic security. Angie’s parents divorced when she was young. She watched her mom work for nearly ten years to get her college education. Angie’s mom never gave up; she earned her degree and became a teacher.
With that kind of example, it’s no surprise that Angie and her brother and sister were expected to go to college, no matter the obstacles. Angie, through working two jobs, and with help from student loans and her father, graduated from the University of Memphis. Since then Angie Craig has risen through the ranks to become an executive at two companies, including St. Paul based Fortune 500 healthcare company, St. Jude Medical.
Over the past decade at St. Jude Medical, Angie’s responsibilities have included health policy, corporate communications, and government relations. She led the company’s Global Human Resources group over the past four years, where she helped grow the business, create Minnesota jobs and build a program that led to more women in management.
Angie Craig is running for Congress to make sure that all families have a path to create that same success story that her family achieved. From protecting public education and college affordability, to making sure businesses have the tools they need to grow and create jobs, Angie Craig knows what it will take to restore the American Dream for the next generation.
Angie and her wife Cheryl Greene live in Eagan. Cheryl taught middle school for over 20 years and now trains teachers and administrators on how to prevent bullying and create safe and welcoming schools for all students. Angie and Cheryl have four boys, Josh, 17, Jonas, 17, Jacob, 16 and Isaac, 12.
In addition to working and raising four boys, Angie has been actively involved in the Twin Cities community over the past decade. She is a member of the Eagan Rotary and board member of Open Arms of Minnesota. She served as precinct chair in Senate District 51 for the Democratic-Farmer Labor Party (DFL), and previously served on the boards of womenwinning, the St. Paul Area Chamber of Commerce, Life Science Alley and the Twin Cities American Heart Association (AHA). She also served as chairwoman of the Twin Cities Go Red campaign and the Advancing Sciences Breakfast for the AHA.