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Susan Kent

Susan Kent is an experienced leader, dedicated advocate, former small business owner and a concerned community member.


Susan has more than 20 years of professional experience in strategic marketing and media, ranging from major corporations and government to small businesses, tourism, hospitality and local arts and non-profit organizations.

Susan was a founder of the Twin Cities East Chapter of Mothers & More, a national non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of mothers through support, education and advocacy. She has served several roles in school district-wide working groups and PTA and spent countless hours in district classrooms as an active parent and student advocate. Her volunteer work in prenatal counseling for high-risk women and child abuse prevention solidified her dedication to quality healthcare and healthy families.

Susan spent ten years representing Woodbury in the Minnesota Senate. She was an active member of the Purple Caucus, and in 2020 she was elected as Senate Minority Leader, becoming the first woman to lead the Senate DFL caucus. 

Susan and her husband Chris reside in Woodbury with their son, Andrew.

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