Fresh Energy Statement: Commerce Commissioner Fired for Doing Job

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Stephen Kelley is an extraordinarily qualified public servant and has done a superb job in his role as Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Commerce. 

We are extremely disappointed in today’s misguided decision by the Minnesota Senate and regret that Minnesotans have lost another excellent Walz nominee to partisan political brinkmanship and the destructive politics of retribution. 

We deeply thank Commissioner Kelley for his long and dedicated service to the state of Minnesota and look forward to continuing work with him and with the tremendous team that he led at the Minnesota Department of Commerce.