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Why I Cannot Run for Public Office

There are many reasons why I would enjoy a run at the school board, a county commissioner seat or city council. Most days I'm certain I would be a better Governor than Pawlenty, especially concerning decisions affecting the poor, civil rights, the critical separation of church and state and of course, reproductive freedom. And I've been asked. When I lived in Rice County, the local DFL leadership frequently sought me as a candidate against the notorious John Tuma, anti-choice, pro-gun legislator turned lobbyist . But I had a real life in those days. I had children to raise, sermons to write, a man who was always in the way. There was no time for political posturing. Now, my children are grown, my church turned Republican, and my former husband is working on his fourth marriage. My real life disappeared long ago. Even so, I cannot run. The reasons are simple. After almost sixty years of speaking, writing, working for the poor and advocating for women, I have something m

Who is Kristine and what can she do for me?

Kristine Holmgren is an award-winning communications executive running a sole proprietorship. She specializes in senior nonprofit administrative leadership, media relations, training for online and face-to-face media engagement, institutional advancement, board development, union negotiations, diversity training and corporate board leadership. Her former clients include Mayo Clinic and Foundation, Public Radio International, The Center for Victims of Torture, Chrysalis: A Center for Women, Children’s Home Society and Family Services and faith-based communities in places as divergent as Minnesota, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, California and New Jersey. Kristine's practice is client centered. On their behalf she writes speeches, news releases, video programs, political commentary and articles for magazines, newspapers and websites. She is a public spokesperson for a variety of Minnesota nonprofits. Kristine Holmgren seeks to work with ethical people, dedicated to creating a better world