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Sandy Layman

Sandy Layman has 35 years of experience advocating for communities from a Greater Minnesota perspective.


As a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, Sandy represented Itasca and Cass Counties from 2017 to 2020. During her two terms of office, she sought relationships across the aisle as an active member of the Civility Caucus and through service on the Advisory Committee for the Office of Collaboration and Dispute Resolution for the Minnesota Department of Administration.


From 2003 to 2011, Sandy represented Minnesota’s Iron range while serving in Governor Tim Pawlenty’s cabinet as commissioner of the Department of Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation.


In addition to her public service, Sandy has operated her own management consulting business, taught at the College of St. Scholastica as an adjunct, and led both the Itasca Economic Development Corporation and the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce as their president.


Sandy has a bachelor’s degree in Organization Management and Communications from Concordia University, St. Paul, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of St. Thomas.


A lifelong Minnesota resident, Sandy now divides her time between Cohasset, MN and Surprise, AZ. She has two adult sons, four grandchildren and a little Shih Tzu.

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