Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party Endorses Jamie Long for Minnesota House
Minneapolis, Minn. – This week, the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party endorsed Jamie Long for Minnesota House District 61B at the March 24 Senate District Convention. Since announcing his candidacy last August, Jamie’s campaign has built a diverse and deep coalition of grassroots support across the district.
“Jamie Long is committed to forwarding a progressive agenda for all Minnesotans. He is edicated to bringing people together to solve Minnesota's most pressing problems. We are excited that he will organize 61B to benefit our entire ticket. We look forward to his service in the Minnesota House to follow the distinguished leadership of Representative Paul Thissen,” said MN DFL Party Chair Ken Martin.
“I am grateful and humbled to have earned the DFL endorsement. I’d like to congratulate Meggie Wittorf, Sara Freeman, and Tim Laughinghouse on running energetic, values-driven campaigns,” Long said. “I am absolutely committed to driving up voter turnout in Southwest Minneapolis and bringing more people into the political process. I look forward to campaigning hard to earn the support of the district, and to electing a Democratic governor and a progressive majority to the legislature.”
“I am proud of Jamie Long’s DFL endorsement. He will walk into the Minnesota State House with a ton of great experience, but even more heart for ‘We the People.’ ” said MN-CD5 Congressman and Democratic National Committee Deputy Chair Keith Ellison.
“I look forward to Jamie Long’s contributions as a member of the Minnesota House DFL. He brings extensive experience from his policy work in the United States Congress, as well as experience in fundraising and grassroots organizing from his work on campaigns. I especially look forward to partnering with Jamie on climate and energy policy, which are issues we have collaborated on over the years.” Minnesota House DFL Leader Melissa Hortman.
Jamie currently serves as Deputy Chief of Staff for Congressman Keith Ellison, where he manages Keith’s Minnesota office and leads efforts to partner with community to improve the lives of Minnesotans. Following the 2016 election, Jamie directed Rep. Ellison’s race for Chair of the Democratic National Committee, which resulted in Keith’s appointment as Deputy Chair and a far more prominent role for progressive ideas in the national party. Jamie previously worked in energy, environment and transportation policy, helping to turn innovative ideas into law in the U.S. Congress.
Jamie lives in Southwest Minneapolis with his wife Melissa, and their one-year-old son, Ryan. He is active in the community, having chaired his neighborhood council, and serving on the board of Minneapolis Climate Action, where he is leading efforts to build a community solar project in Southwest Minneapolis.
For more information and to follow his campaign, visit jamielong.com and follow @JamieLongForStateHouse on Facebook and @Jamiemlong on Twitter.