Thank you so much to everyone who joined us at the Dan Patch Days Parade year in Savage! I'm so thrilled to have such great energy behind our campaign and excited to work with you all together for a better Minnesota.
One year ago today, at almost this exact time, I received my first chemotherapy infusion. Today, I officially filed to serve the people of House District 56A in the State House of Representatives. I feel blessed that I get to use my second chance at life to work alongside the people in our community to build a more responsive government that works for all of us. It is an honor to have the opportunity to serve you, and I am excited to see what we will accomplish.
Our local paper, the Savage Pacer, featured a story on our campaign's recent endorsement and hit on part of what motivated me to run to represent our community:
In May of 2017, Cantrell’s life changed when he was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma and began a seven-month course of chemotherapy. In October, Cantrell suffered a rare allergic reaction to the chemotherapy drug and was hospitalized for nine days. It was during those days that Cantrell made a decision.
“I decided, if I get through this, then I’m going to make sure that I work each and every day to make sure that folks can get the exact same healthcare that I was able to get that saved my life,” Cantrell said.
Read the full article in the March 30th print edition of the Savage Pacer or online here.
This week we officially launched our campaign for the MN House with a kickoff event at the McColl Pond Environmental Learning Center in Savage. A special thanks goes out to the Alternate Route Bluegrass Band for the great music.
I'm excited to work alongside you, so that together we can build a more responsive state government that truly works for us, and not just the political parties or special interests.
Please get in touch with me in the coming months!