Hear from Monique Giordana


Statement from Monique Giordana, GOP-endorsed candidate for

Minnesota House of Representatives- District 65 A

November 9, 2016- Today, I am overwhelmed with the feeling of gratitude. It has been an honor and privilege to run as the GOP-endorsed candidate for the Minnesota House of Representatives in District 65A. I’m overwhelmed by all the support I received, not only from friends and family, but from so many of the people in Saint Paul! We are truly blessed to live in such a great city. I met so many amazing people during the campaign and I am a better person for the experience.

Congratulations to my opponent, Rena Moran, on her reelection tonight. Her story is one of courage and perseverance and although she beat me tonight, I stand ready to work with Rena and all our elected officials. Regardless of the outcomes of tonight’s elections, we are all neighbors and working together we can make Saint Paul a great place to live.


Statement from Monique Giordana, GOP-endorsed candidate for

Minnesota House of Representatives- District 65 A

August 9, 2016 – Today, voters in District 65A had the opportunity to decide who will be my opponent in the general election for the Minnesota House of Representatives. Regardless of the outcome, voters have a real choice in November to elect new leadership for St. Paul.

I decided to seek election to the Minnesota House because I, like so many residents in 65A, are tired of business as usual. The two candidates in today’s primary further inspired me to run because they represent more of the same – politicians more focused on personal agendas, bickering and gridlock, rather than productively addressing the issues people in our district face every day. This is what the real choice is all about in November. It is time for new leadership for St. Paul.

I’m a pharmacist with Regions Hospital. Every day I help people from all different backgrounds, regardless of the person’s race, religion, gender or economic background, every patient needs and deserves my best. I focus on identifying the problem and determining the best solution. It’s not about agendas or what I want or what would bring me the most attention. It’s about what is best for my patients. I will bring this same focus and dedication to serving the people from 65A.

My dad was an immigrant from Portugal. He came to the United States seeking the American dream. My mom taught me you can learn something from every single person you meet. She also inspired me to believe that from our differences come our greatest strengths. St. Paul and 65A in particular is blessed with diversity. We need a leader to help us celebrate our differences while uniting us to solve our problems. We need a leader to pull us together and have the tough conversations necessary to identify real solutions and not just push someone else’s agenda. I can do that for the people in 65A.

As voters consider the results of today’s primary, I ask the people of St. Paul and 65A to pause and think about the real choice they have in November. It’s time to move past business as usual and vote for new leadership who will provide an opportunity for St. Paul to have a fresh voice at the legislature.

Statement from Monique Giordana, GOP-endorsed candidate for

Minnesota House of Representatives- District 65 A

July 12, 2016- The past few days have been a tragic reminder of how broken and divided we have become. Now, more than ever, we need elected officials willing to lead the difficult and complicated conversations necessary to help us heal, to help us find solutions and to unite us. This is not about us versus them. It’s about all of us. We all have a stake in building the foundation needed to make us great and we all have an important role to play.

The shooting of Philando Castile was a tragedy for all involved parties. My thoughts and prayers go out to Mr. Castile’s family and loved ones, and also to the officers involved on that horrible day. The First Amendment guarantees, and I fully support, our right to express frustration, anger and our beliefs. The brave men and women in law enforcement protect that right every single day. Those who chose to corrupt the First Amendment and use it as a rational to commit crimes, causing harm to our law enforcement officers and the community is a disgrace. There is a legal and peaceful way to protest that is anti-violent and more productive in finding solutions, instead of fueling a fire that is already out of control.

Police Officers risk their lives every single day to protect our communities but we all feel the frustrations and anger in our community right now. We need strong leaders willing to step up, stand together, and work hard to bring us together.  

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