MNA Nurse-Endorsed:

2024 Minnesota House candidates

Liz, Tom & Florence

Liz Olson, 8A


A key legislative win for workers this session was the new Earned Sick and Safe Time law, which ensures workers earn sick time for the hours they work. She was the lead author on this important piece of pro-worker legislation and was a strong co-author of the Keeping Nurses at the Bedside Act, working with other legislators to build support for the bill to retain nurses at the bedside to protect patient care.


Tina Liebling, 24B


Libeling’s steadfast leadership as the Chair of the House Health Finance and Policy Committee helped ensure that MNA nurses’ top priorities, the Keeping Nurses at the Bedside Act and the hospital merger regulation bill, moved through the legislative process. In addition to her role as chair, Libeling was a strong co-author of both bills and worked collaboratively with nurses on solutions to the challenges in healthcare in Minnesota. Chair Liebling’s work to advance healthcare reform in Minnesota is vital as she works with her colleagues to remove profit driven structures from our public health insurance programs and pave the way for single-payer healthcare in the state.

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Sandra Feist, 39B


As the lead House author on the Keeping Nurses at the Bedside Act and the Nurse and Patient Safety Act​, Feist worked tirelessly for safe staffing, workplace safety measures, and student loan forgiveness to protect, recruit and retain nurses at the bedside. In addition to her close work with MNA, she sought input from hospital stakeholders and legislators to improve and strengthen the legislation.

Jess Hanson

Jess Hanson, 55A


Hanson worked hard this past session to advance the children’s mental health bill supported by MNA nurses, to drastically reshape the resources and systems in place to provide mental health services and supports to Minnesota children. She was also a fierce advocate for nurses as a co-author of both the Keeping Nurses at the Bedside Act and the hospital merger regulation bill, H.F. 402.

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Kaela Berg, 55B


This past legislative session, Berg was the lead author on legislation to ban captive audience meetings for workers seeking a collective voice in the workplace, as well as a co-author the Keeping Nurses at the Bedside Act and legislation to regulate hospital mergers. She is a strong public advocate for the need to ensure safe staffing in our hospitals.

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Robert Bierman, 56A


Bierman was the lead author of H.F. 402, the new law to provide critical oversight over healthcare mergers and acquisitions. His efforts helped to pass one of the strongest laws in the country for the protection of healthcare workers and patients against healthcare monopolies, working closely with MNA nurses. Bierman also served as a co-author of the Keeping Nurses at the Bedside Act.

Sydney Jordan

Sydney Jordan, 60A


In a session with many wins for workers, Jordan was at the forefront as the lead author of the Union Freedoms Bill, which was included in the strongest labor omnibus bill ever passed in Minnesota. Her efforts helped to ensure that staffing ratios are now a mandatory topic of collective bargaining for public workers, including MNA nurses employed in the public sector. Jordan also signed on as a co-author of the Keeping Nurses at the Bedside Act.

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Emma Greenman, 63B


During this past legislative session, Greenman authored numerous bills to protect workers; she authored the Warehouse Worker Safety Bill and was a strong co-author on Paid Family Medical Leave and the Keeping Nurses at the Bedside Act. Greenman is consistently among the strongest voices in the legislature against the influence and power of corporate executives over workers.



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