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Lisa Fobbe (DFL), a member of the Princeton School Board and serves on the Board of Directors of the Minnesota School Board Association, is running to replace Betsy Wergin (R) in Senate District 16. With Mark Olson and the heir to Mary Kiffmeyer, Alice Krueger, running against her on the Republican side you can bet that the common sense middle ground will lie firmly on the side of Fobbe. This story continues to develop and I assure you I will have more on Fobbe and ways in which you can be of assistance.

She put out a press release this evening:

Lisa Fobbe Announces Senate Campaign
DFLer Promises to Continue Wergin’s Bipartisan Approach

For Immediate Release

ZIMMERMAN—Lisa Fobbe, the chairwoman of the Princeton Public School District Board and the Oakland Cooperative School Board, announced her candidacy for the Senate District 16 seat being vacated by incumbent Betsy Wergin.

A DFLer, Fobbe said she’ll work hard to continue the bipartisan approach Wergin, a Republican, championed during her six years in office.

“The political bomb-throwers are the ones who get all the attention,” Fobbe said. “But they’re not getting anything done for Minnesota. I will continue to reach across the isle and look beyond party labels. Minnesotans don’t care who’s a Republican and who’s a Democrat. They’re looking for leaders willing to do the hard work to get things done and that’s the approach I’ll bring to the Capitol.”

Fobbe also serves on the Minnesota State High School League Board and is a director on the Minnesota School Board Association. She has worked as director of youth ministry and religious education for the Archdiocese of Minneapolis and St. Paul, and as a child care counselor for an Amhurst Wilder Foundation residential treatment center.

In 2006, Fobbe won the Princeton Rotary Club distinguished service award and in 2007 was a candidate for the Princeton Chamber of Commerce’s volunteer of the year award.

“In serving the community, I know people have real concerns about Minnesota’s future,” Fobbe said. “But we can accomplish anything if our political leaders are willing to empower the people who make our state great.”

Fobbe has a degree in social work from the College of St. Benedict and lives in Zimmerman with her husband, Americo Fraboni, and their three children, Angelo (18), Domenic (15), and Gino (12).

For more information, call 763-389-9584

Cross Posted on St. Cloud Times


5 responses to "Lisa Fobbe For State Senate..."

  1. Anonymous On July 22, 2008 at 8:01 AM

    Don't go jumping on the Fobbe bandwagon until you take a look at the mess that is the Princeton School Board, of which she is the chair. Her leadership there is ridiculous. Read the Princeton Union Eagle's reporting of past board meetings and letters to the editor. She is NOT the dem you want to elect. Try DFL candidate Attorney Herzing. Fobbe would be a big mistake.

  2. Political Muse On July 22, 2008 at 10:18 AM

    You are going to have to be more specific about your accusations. I cannot go on "ridiculous" alone.

    If you know Herzing, I would encourage you to have him contact me.

  3. Anonymous On July 23, 2008 at 6:22 PM

    Lisa Fobbe is an outstanding woman who is very educated in the political realm. I have personally never seen a woman as driven to help her community as much as she has. Her involvement with the Princeton School Board as chair shows her leadership and passion to help the students and Princeton High School. If you haven't seen her working in action I personally am telling you that she has done wonders for PHS.
    Consider voting for Fobbe- She wont let you down!

  4. Anonymous On August 21, 2008 at 3:21 PM

    If she were a Libertarian she'd get my vote.

  5. Anonymous On September 25, 2008 at 6:47 PM

    I know Betsy Wergin as a friend and I can tell you from the bottom of my heart that Lisa NOBBE is no Betsy Wergin! She couldn't even lick the bottom of Betsy's shoes!