Kate Monson

Communications Director, Minnesota Democratic Farmer Labor Party

Kate Monson
Kate Monson grew up on a farm in South Dakota and currently lives and works in Minneapolis and New Orleans. As Communications Director for the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, Kate plans media strategies that help build the party and elect Democrats across the state. Kate joined the DFL this year after three cycles staffing federal and statewide campaigns in Minnesota.

Kate also consults with Main Street Communications, an award-winning Democratic advertising and strategic consulting firm (mainstreetcommunications.com). Her company, Kate Monson Media, provides digital design and production services for small businesses, candidates and artists (katemonson.com). When not working with Democrats, Kate pursues her passion for great live music as a partner in JuJu Association, a hybrid management and promotion agency based in New Orleans (jujuassociation.com).

Kate graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Saint Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, where she studied religion and classics. She earned her master’s degree from United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities, where her thesis on news coverage of the Reverend Jeremiah Wright during the 2008 presidential primary received the Donald R. White Prize for Theological Interpretation of Culture.

She tweets about music, politics, photography and New Orleans @k8am.


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