South Washington County

School board

Below is a list of school board members for the South Washington County school district. Please visit the district for more information and for the official list of school board members.
Superintendent: Julie Nielsen
District email: super@sowashco.org
Mailing Address: 7362 East Point Douglas Rd S., Cottage Grove, MN 55016
Phone: 651-425-6300
Tracy Brunnette, Chair | 651-321-8449
tbrunnet@sowashco.org
Term Expires: December 2021
Sharon Van Leer, Clerk | 651-846-9621
svanleer@sowashco.org
Term Expires: December 2021
Louise Hinz, Director | 651-337-9180
lhinz0@sowashco.org
Term Expires: December 2023
Simi Patnaik, Director | 651-560-5649
spatnaik@sowashco.org
Term Expires: December 2023
Katie Schwartz, Vice-Chair | 651-353-4446
kschwart5@sowashco.org
Term Expires: December 2021
Patricia Driscoll, Treasurer | 651-925-6481
pdriscol1@sowashco.org
Term Expires: December 2021
Melinda Dols, Director | 651-243-0177
mdols01@sowashco.org
Term Expires: December 2023

Your legislators

Below is a list of state elected officials who represent the South Washington County school district. Not sure who represents you? Visit the State of Minnesota’s legislator finder and enter your address to find out what district you are in.
Senate District 53: Susan Kent, DFL – Woodbury
Website
• Email: Contact Sen. Kent
• Phone: 651-296-4166
• Facebook: SusanKentMN
• Twitter: @SusanKentMN
Legislative aide
House District 53A: Tou Xiong, DFL – Maplewood
Website
• Email: rep.tou.xiong@house.mn
• Phone: 651-296-7807
• Facebook: TouXiong53A
• Twitter: @touxiongmn53a
Legislative aide
House District 53B: Steve Sandell, DFL – Woodbury
Website
• Email: rep.steve.sandell@house.mn
• Phone: 651-296-1147
• Facebook: Sandell53B
• Twitter: @SteveSandell53b
Legislative aide
Senate District 54: Karla Bigham, DFL – Cottage Grove
Website
• Email: Contact Sen. Bigham
• Phone: 651-297-8060
• Facebook: karlabighamforstatesenate
• Twitter: @karlabigham
Legislative aide
House District 54A: Keith Franke, R – St. Paul Park
Website
• Email: rep.keith.franke@house.mn
• Phone: 651-296-4342
• Facebook: TeamFranke54A
• Twitter: @TeamFranke
Legislative aide
House District 54B: Tony Jurgens, R – Cottage Grove
Website
• Email: rep.tony.jurgens@house.mn
• Phone: 651-296-3135
• Facebook: TonyJurgensMN
• Twitter: @tonyjurgensmn
Legislative aide

Local union affiliate

United Teachers of South Washington County
Website: www.utswc.org
Address: 2042 Wooddale Drive, Suite 100, Woodbury, MN 55125
Phone: 651-734-0120
President: Marty Fridgen
Field staff: Tony Vega
-Email: tony.vega@edmn.org
Organizer: Bridget Moore
-Email: bridget.moore@edmn.org
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