Sheila Smith, Executive Director of Minnesota Citizens for the Arts*

"Margaret has done so much for the arts in Minnesota - even in her freshman year as a legislator she stood up to override Jesse Ventura's vetoes of arts bonding projects, including those of the Commonweal Theatre and the Guthrie Theater. When she was Speaker, she fought every day to keep the arts in the Legacy bill and organized DFL House members to block vote in favor of the arts over and over again. It's no exaggeration to say that the Legacy Amendment wouldn't have passed without her endless energy and focus. She would make an incredible member of Congress - lots of experience and lots of skills. Go Margaret Anderson Kelliher!"

*Title for identification purposes only.