Quinn Nystrom is a 4th generation resident of Crow Wing County. Quinn Nystrom has dedicated her life to public service by advocating for accessible healthcare and affordable prescription drug coverage. When she was in the 5th grade, her younger brother, Will, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. When Quinn visited him in the hospital, she promised him that she would do whatever it took to find a cure. She immediately started going door-to-door to raise money for diabetes research and advocacy.
Her work became even more personal when she was also diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes a few years later. She knew right away that the life she had dreamed of for herself would be forever altered. As a teenager Quinn was chosen by the American Diabetes Association to be their National Youth Advocate and began traveling across the country to raise awareness about diabetes. She’s lobbied Congress and state legislatures across the country on ways to reduce the cost of insulin and other lifesaving prescription drugs.
At 28 Quinn became the youngest person – and only woman at the time – to serve on the Baxter City Council. While serving she was the Council Liaison for the Community Behavioral Health Hospital and worked with local law enforcement to crack down on sex trafficking. Quinn earned a reputation as someone who was always accessible to her constituents and able to work across the aisle to deliver results.
Quinn has never backed down in the face of adversity. In Congress, she won't be beholden to corporate special interests or party bosses - she will be an independent advocate willing to do the hard work necessary to get results for Minnesota families.
Why i'm running
I’m frustrated that Minnesota’s hardworking families can’t make decent wages and are struggling just to pay the bills each month. Working families are still being left behind. Healthcare, prescription drugs, and other basic expenses are growing much faster than Minnesota families' incomes. I'm running for Congress to bring down the costs of healthcare and prescription drugs because these are the deeply personal causes I have fought for my entire life.