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Why Nicole?

I have spent the last decade serving families with young children by providing direct services and shaping statewide policy. County leadership presents an opportunity to utilize the knowledge and skills I've developed to innovate county services for Ramsey County families. I will focus on data-driven policies that support efficient government and multi-generational policy solutions.


Who is Nicole?

Nicole is a Shoreview resident and longtime advocate for young children.  She is running for Ramsey County Commissioner in District 1. A mother of two, Frethem has more than a decade of first-hand experience supporting young families and their children both in the private and public sectors. She has spent her career focused on providing for families through direct service, policy changes, and system solutions. Frethem’s unique combination of experiences have shown her the challenges facing government and small businesses. 

Growing up in the Twin Cities, Frethem received her bachelor’s degree from Hamline University in St. Paul, a master’s degree from Concordia University in St. Paul and currently is pursuing a law degree at the Mitchell Hamline School of Law. She lives in Shoreview with her husband and two daughters.


Why is Nicole running?

Nicole wants to focus on making sure families have what they need to raise the next generation of Minnesotans. She will do this by making the investments our community needs through efficient, smart use of public funds and results-based accountability measures to ensure residents can continue enjoying a high quality of life and make way for the next generation of families.