MRLF hires Chelsie Glaubitz
as new political director
Anna Brelje leaves for job at Education Minnesota
From the Minneapolis Labor Review, March 23, 2012
MINNEAPOLIS — Chelsie Glaubitz began work March 19 as the new political director for the Minneapolis Regional Labor Federation.
She replaces Anna Brelje, who left for a public affairs position at Education Minnesota, the statewide teachers union.
“It is with much sadness that I say goodbye to the MRLF, but I’m very glad that I’ll be able to continue working with the Minneapolis labor community as a part of my new position,” said Brelje, MRLF political director for the past five years. “I’m thrilled to join Education Minnesota’s team in leading an innovative community engagement program to advance quality public education and the good jobs the teaching profession provides.”
Chelsie Glaubtiz comes to the MRLF from a similar position at the Southeast Area Labor Council, AFL-CIO, where she has worked as field organizer and political coordinator since July 2010.
“I really liked the area and I had a lot of connections to people in the area,” she said. “I’m really going to miss my southern Minnesota people.”
“The MRLF is a larger program and I can use my skills in a different way,” Glaubitz said. “I’m going to be completely engaged in ensuring that ‘Right to Work’ doesn’t pass and that we have a solid election plan put together for November 2012,” she added.
Glaubitz, 26, grew up in what she described as a “blue collar, middle class family” in Eagle Lake, Minnesota. Her father worked as a factory worker and her mother worked as a receptionist at a medical clinic.
She graduated from Mankato East High School in 2004 and went on to the University of Minnesota in the Twin Cities, where she majored in sustainability studies, sustainable agriculture systems, and political science.
Glaubitz started working as an intern for Al Franken’s 2008 U.S. Senate campaign and became the campaign’s DFL state convention coordinator. She later served the Franken campaign as First Congressional District coordinator.
She also worked as campaign manager for Minneapolis city council member Gary Schiff and as field and political director for Paul Thissen’s campaign for governor.
Glaubitz and her fiancé, Mike Gabiou, met while working on the 2008 Franken campaign.
Contact the MRLF‘s new political director, Chelsie Glaubitz, at 612-321-5671 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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