Jerry Newton for Minnesota Senate
In the legislature, Jerry has continued to advocate for our children, veterans, seniors and our community. He authored legislation which gives disabled vets and their care givers free public transportation, and will provide housing for all homeless vets. He authored the bill which gave a much needed 5% raise to nursing home and personal care attendants serving our seniors and developmentally disabled adults. Jerry also authored a bill to increase funding for early childhood education, co-authored the bill to provide for free all-day kindergarten and expanded the free school lunch program to all low income children.
Jerry has been named the legislator of the year by the Minnesota School Board Association, and received the Association of Metropolitan School Districts' Friend of Education award.