Many of you know me as the television anchor lady who brought you the news each night for more than 30 years. As a journalist I lived the ethics of my profession.  I know there are two sides to every story, sometimes more. It was my job to listen and report on issues facing our region. Until recently I never shared my personal opinion or stood in the political arena. 

You may be wondering why I have taken on the challenge of running to become your next Congresswoman and how I am different from the other fine candidates seeking your support.

My life experiences as a wife and mom, someone who was born and raised in the 8th District and who cares deeply about the safety and security of my friends and neighbors has given me  position among those who are now seeking to serve you and your interests in Washington.

I believe I bring a unique perspective to this race, and I do have your best interests at heart.

Yes there are some issues in our district that divide us. But there are far more issues on which we agree.

It is all about our shared values.

I support single payer health care, our iron mining and taconite industry, affordable access to public education, building out our broadband services and maintaining net neutrality. I know we can all agree that we must address the devastating effect high student debt is having on our young people.

I know you want to find sensible solutions that will promote public safety and honor our second amendment rights.

We have spent too much time and energy focusing on the problems that divide us – and not enough time focusing on solutions to the issues that unite us.

During my campaign I will be traveling our district and listening to your stories. That is what I do best. I will also work hard to bring all sides to the table to come up with solutions based in Minnesota’s values.  

I know in my heart that together we will move forward, focused on the future.

Michelle Lee


Show your support for this campaign by endorsing it and sharing why!

  • endorsed

    “Because she will stand up for the working class! She believes in helping with the basic needs of all families!”

  • endorsed

    “We support Michelle because we believe she is the only candidate in the race who has what it takes to unite the 8th district and lead the DFL forward in Minnesota.”

  • endorsed

    “Michelle has been a trusted voice in the Northland for many years. She understands our issues and knows the people of the Northland. All of us feel a kinship to her, because we trust her and she’s earned that trust. Trust and integrity in Washington is exactly what we need. I urge all my friends to support this incredible woman, Michelle Lee.”

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    “I support Michelle Lee because I admire her courage to openly oppose copper nickel sulfide mining in MN. My hope is that she will distinguish her self as a Water Protector. Water is life. Drink more Water. Now.”

  • endorsed

    “I've known Michelle for 25 years, first as a dedicated journalist interested in telling the stories that mattered most in people's lives, and then as an advocate for causes and issues directly related to improving the lives of everyone. I have no doubt she will be an effective, powerful voice and leader for the residents of the 8th District.”

  • endorsed

    “I am supporting Michelle because she will listen to all the voices that care deeply about all the communities in Minnesota's 8th Congressional District and work sincerely to unite people for the good of the 8th.”

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Show your support for this campaign by endorsing it and sharing why!

  • endorsed

  • endorsed

    “Because she will stand up for the working class! She believes in helping with the basic needs of all families!”

  • endorsed

    “We support Michelle because we believe she is the only candidate in the race who has what it takes to unite the 8th district and lead the DFL forward in Minnesota.”

  • endorsed

  • endorsed

    “Michelle has been a trusted voice in the Northland for many years. She understands our issues and knows the people of the Northland. All of us feel a kinship to her, because we trust her and she’s earned that trust. Trust and integrity in Washington is exactly what we need. I urge all my friends to support this incredible woman, Michelle Lee.”

  • endorsed

    “I support Michelle Lee because I admire her courage to openly oppose copper nickel sulfide mining in MN. My hope is that she will distinguish her self as a Water Protector. Water is life. Drink more Water. Now.”

  • endorsed

    “I've known Michelle for 25 years, first as a dedicated journalist interested in telling the stories that mattered most in people's lives, and then as an advocate for causes and issues directly related to improving the lives of everyone. I have no doubt she will be an effective, powerful voice and leader for the residents of the 8th District.”

  • endorsed

    “I am supporting Michelle because she will listen to all the voices that care deeply about all the communities in Minnesota's 8th Congressional District and work sincerely to unite people for the good of the 8th.”