My name is Alice Mann and I am running for the Minnesota Senate in District 50, representing Bloomington and Edina. I currently live in Edina with my husband, Elliot, and our three young boys.
I believe in people over politics.
At the age of eight, I received the most powerful gift one can give a child: opportunity. At that time, my parents uprooted our family from Brazil and moved to Richfield, Minn., in search of a better future. Growing up here, my parents instilled in me a strong work ethic, as well as the attitude that one does not make excuses, but works hard to find solutions.
It is this kind of outlook that I will bring to the Minnesota Senate.
I am an emergency room physician and currently serve patients at Northfield Hospital. I also serve as the Primary Care Medical Services Director for Wayside Recovery Center, providing mental health and addiction treatment services for women, children and families. I have completed medical and public health training at Mayo Clinic and Johns Hopkins University, respectively. In addition to working here in Minnesota, one of my passions is volunteering andproviding medical care to impoverished populations around the world. I have worked in Tanzania, Mali, Nicaragua, Haiti, Brazil, as well as spent five months living and working in rural Zimbabwe. I also provided medical care at a Syrian refugee camp and took care of people affected by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.