Melisa Franzen, Democratic Candidate for State Senate District 49

Franzen is running against former State Rep. Keith Downey to fill the Senate seat vacated by Geoff Michel.

General Information

Name : Melisa Franzen
Age : 32
Place of residence : Edina, Minnesota



Attended college : Yes
College : Inter American University
Degree : B.A. Political Science
Year of graduation : 2001

Grad school

University : University of Minnesota, Humphrey School of Public Affairs
Degree : Public Policy, Economic Development
Year of graduation : 2003

Ph D.

University : Hamline University School of Law
Area of research : Juris Doctor
Year of graduation : 2006

Employment Information

Job titles held : Government Affairs Manager
Employers : Target Corporation

Political Information

Party affiliation : Democrat
Running for a: State office
Running for position: Minnesota State Senate
Chamber/district: SD 49
Incumbent: No
Previous elective offices : NA
Unsuccessful bids for elective offices: NA

Party HQ

Address 6216 Maloney Avenue

Campaign Manager

Name : Jorge Saavedra


Website : www.MelisaFranzen.com
Facebook : FranzenforSenate

Other facts

Melisa serves on the Board of Directors of the Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys and has served on the Minnesota Women Lawyers President's Leadership Circle. Melisa volunteers at the Park Avenue Foundation Pro Bono Legal Clinic.


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