About Sandra Masin
With more than twenty years of engagement in local politics and community events, Sandra is well known
by many. If you haven't yet met Sandra, the information below will help you learn more about her.
30 years of history in District 38A
I am the mother of three grown children, who all attended public schools and graduated from Burnsville High
School. In the last few years, my life has taken on another dimension with the addition of two marvelous
grandchildren. They are a constant reminder of why I care about the legacy we leave and the opportunities
that will be available to their new generation.
I received my Bachelor of Arts degree, with a major in Government and an Economics minor, from
Valparaiso University in Indiana. Since the age of 16, I have worked – in retail sales, office
administration, real estate and, during the past 10 years, as an independent financial services
A Commitment to Volunteerism
A strong sense of community, a passion for excellence
Throughout my life, I have also been an active volunteer. While I have always had a strong passion for
history and government, my range of activity considerably expanded as my children were growing. I became
very involved in church, school, athletic, and community organizations. I was one of the first soccer
coaches in the Mend-Eagan Athletic Association (with the help of some soccer team members from Sibley High
School!). Like so many other parents, I did what I thought would ensure that my children had the
opportunities they needed and deserved. And I am so proud of who they have become.
A History of Public Service
Working to better others is the best way I can better myself
From 1988 to 1996, I was the moderator on Legislative Update, a program on Burnsville/Eagan Cable Access
TV. In addition to regular discussions with our State Senate and House representatives, I enjoyed
interviewing Senator Paul Wellstone and Congressman Bill Luther.
From 1991 to 1995, I was the Volunteer Coordinator for the Minnesota Department of Corrections at the
women's facility in Shakopee, when the focus was on reducing recidivism by preparing inmates for re-entry
into society as productive citizens after their sentences were served.
I experienced the workings of the Minnesota House of Representatives close-up as a staff member during
two sessions in 1990 and 1991.