Ami Wazlawik is running for re-election as your state representative for District 38B. She is a near lifelong resident of the area having grown up in White Bear Lake and White Bear Township. Ami attended local public schools (Go Bears!), where she enjoyed singing in the choir and competing in History Day competitions.
Working in public schools, the private sector, and nonprofit advocacy organizations has provided Ami with a depth of knowledge on a broad range of topics. Her years of experience working in schools, including the 3+ years she spent working in the White Bear Lake district, taught her the value of our educational system and gave her the knowledge and tools to improve it. Her past work as a sexual violence advocate and her internship at the Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault gives Ami a valuable perspective on an important and timely issue that impacts so many in our community.
After graduating from high school, Ami spent two years studying psychology and enjoying small town life at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN before completing her college education at the University of Minnesota where she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in psychology.
Throughout her childhood, Ami’s parents emphasized the importance of helping others and giving back to the community. Those values inspired her to pursue service in AmeriCorps after she graduated from college. Ami then returned to the University of Minnesota, where she studied social policy and prevention science at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs and graduated with a Master’s degree in public policy.
In her first term as the State Representative for 38B she has been the vice chair of the Legacy Finance Division, appointed to the Family Child Care Task Force, and authored numerous bills. In all these aspects, Ami uses her wide ranging experience in the state legislature to make thoughtful, well-informed decisions to better her district and community.