Chilah Brown is running to make a difference for all of us in the Minnesota Senate. Our communities have been overlooked and underfunded by lawmakers in St. Paul for too long. Chilah Brown will unite residents of Senate District 15 to find solutions that will uplift all of our families and help our region achieve its full potential.
A Champion for Education: From early childhood education programs that help children start school ready to learn, to making college more affordable for students and their families. Chilah Brown will be a champion for all levels of education at the State Capital.
Creating Jobs and Economic Opportunity: The key to growing jobs in Minnesota is passing initiatives to help businesses grow. Chilah Brown will bring people together to find ways to spur economic development and bring new jobs to our communities. An advocate for family and small farms. Chilah Brown will focus on water quality and attracting organic farmers to the area.
Caring for the Environment: Outdoor activities are important to our families and our regions economy, and Chilah Brown will lead efforts to bring tourists to our communities. An avid environmentalist, Chilah Brown will protect our environment so we have the habitat necessary to hunt and fish for generations to come.
After being endorsed by the DFL earlier this month, Chilah Brown has been traveling across the district meeting with voters and talking about why she’s running for the State Senate. Congressman Rick Nolan, who represents SD15, shared some of his campaign wisdom with Chilah on Tuesday.
Nearly 100 delegates gathered in the Milaca High School…
Nearly 100 delegates gathered in the Milaca High School cafeteria April 8 to endorse the DFL candidates for the Minnesota Senate and House of Representatives for District 15. The delegates endorsed Chilah Brown, a Legislative Aid with the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, to represent the district in the Minnesota Senate race.
Brown is a resident of Isle and a member of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe. She shared about growing up in Oklahoma and then coming to Minnesota where she has settled. She works in tribal government and is scheduled to complete her Master’s Degree in Tribal Administration and Governance this May. In her nomination speech she referred to the ineffectiveness of local legislators at addressing issues related to Mille Lacs Lake, and she vowed to unite people to solve problems. During a question and answer period she discussed the return of the walleye on Red Lake as an example of how Tribal Nations and State Government worked well together to reach a good solution.
After receiving the endorsement she said, ”I am honored, and I am up to the challenge,” and she presented wild rice to her competition for the endorsement. She said. “I look forward to knocking on your doors and hugging your children over the summer!”