At the Republican Party of Minnesota convention for Senate District 10 on Monday, Carrie Ruud was endorsed for a fourth term in the Minnesota State Senate. Ruud was endorsed by unanimous consent at the convention, which was held via teleconferencing due to the extraordinary circumstances.
“I am grateful for the support of my fellow Republicans in Aitkin and Crow Wing counties and I want to thank them for their endorsement. I am so proud to be part of such an active group of people committed to defending our values,” said Ruud. “It is more important than ever that we have a state senator with the experience, leadership, and relationships necessary to deliver for our area — and that’s why I’m running for re-election. As the Republican-endorsed candidate, I’m looking forward to asking the people of District 10 for their continued trust and support.”
Ruud was elected to the Minnesota Senate in 2002 and again in 2012; she was re-elected in 2016. She currently serves as chairwoman of the Senate Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Legacy Finance Committee, where she is responsible for overseeing a budget of more than $600 million dedicated to protecting and enhancing Minnesota’s outdoors and arts heritage. Ruud is also a member of the Environment and Natural Resources Finance, Family Care and Aging, and Veterans and Military Affairs committees.
She and her husband, Dick, live in Breezy Point, where Carrie formerly served as mayor. Together, they have five children, 18 grandkids, and 12 great-grandkids.