Welcome! I want to represent District 42A in the Minnesota House of Representatives
My name is Barb Yarusso and I am seeking election as State Representative for the newly created Minnesota House District 42A. [If you would like to see the boundaries of the new district, or aren't sure if you're in it, click here.]
We need legislators who will put the people of Minnesota ahead of politics. The problems we face, like the economic downturn and unemployment, won't be solved by sound bites and simplistic slogans. We need legislators that can find practical solutions to complex challenges by focusing on outcomes and working well with others.
Every decision to spend money or use resources is also a decision not to use them for other priorities. It is crucial to have a diversity of backgrounds and experiences at the capitol to help prioritize and problem solve the challenges we face.
I know how to collaborate to achieve a common goal. My experience working in industry at a large corporation, as a self-employed engineering consultant, teaching in universities and high school, and as a volunteer in community organizations, has well-prepared me for getting things done. I will be a strong and effective voice for our community at the Legislature.
As your Minnesota State Representative, I will listen to you, stand up—and do what's right—for our community and state. Together we can make Minnesota a great place to live, work, and raise our families. I ask for your vote on November 6!