FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 13, 2015
Douglas County native Gail Kulp to run for House in District 8B.
ALEXANDRIA – Gail Kulp, born to farmers in Douglas County, was raised and educated in Alexandria. Kulp has announced that she is running for the Minnesota House of Representatives in District 8B. After her education at the University of Minnesota, she studied and worked in Utah, but never wandered far from the values she learned as a child—hard work, honesty and caring about others.
Kulp understands why citizens are upset when elected officials fail to get their work done or do not finish on time. She knows how critical it is to make wise decisions and investments based on understanding the impact of prior choices, seizing opportunities to meet legitimate needs, and staying focused on the future.
“District 8B is full of great people who work hard. Over the next year I look forward to talking with, and listening to them. I will work hard to earn their trust and gain their support.” Kulp will listen, learn and implement policies that strengthen the economy and expand opportunities to learn, work and prosper.
Kulp is encouraged by the results of forward thinking leadership. She sees vibrant areas with strong education options and opportunities, businesses—new and old—that are succeeding and expanding, and the progress made when local leaders proceed with vision. She will work to promote similar outcomes throughout District 8B.
The support and encouragement of Kulp’s family balances her optimism with reality. Jay, her husband for nearly 39 years, is a familiar face to sportsmen in the area after a dozen years at Fleet Farm. They are active volunteers in their community, a commitment shared by their daughter Kristina. They are committed to maintaining the quality of life for her mother, who lives at Bethany Home. Summer is the family’s favorite season—a perfect fit for life in the lakes area of Minnesota.
For over 25 years, Kulp has worked with parents of children who have disabilities—in Utah prior to leading The Windmill Project in west central Minnesota. She currently serves on the Administration Team of the Inclusion Network and on The Windmill Project Board of Directors. Actively living out her Christian faith motivates and fuels her passion to serve.
Kulp is seeking the DFL endorsement for House District 8B which includes: Alexandria, Carlos, Miltona, Nelson, Osakis and 7 townships in eastern Douglas County; Bluffton, Clitherall, Deer Creek, Henning, New York Mills, Ottertail, Parkers Prairie, Richville, Urbank, Vining and 26 townships in eastern Otter Tail County.