©2020 Nancy McLean for State Senate



I'm a lifelong Minnesotan. Stillwater is where I’ve made my home for over 30 years, and it’s the place where I chose to start a family. I couldn’t have asked for a better place to raise my two sons than the welcoming, forward-thinking, and naturally beautiful St. Croix Valley.

I grew up in the Battle Creek area of St. Paul. I come from a family that is first generation American, a military family, a 3M family.  I was the first in my family to graduate college and am grateful that I could work my way through school without a lot of debt.  I want the same for today’s students.

I'm ready to serve Minnesota because I have the knowledge and experience to bring real solutions to the problems that our district and the state are facing. I want to represent the voices and concerns of the neighbors and community I love.  As a mother, I want to make sure that my sons, and all children, see a future of opportunity and promise. 


3M Professional and Small Business Owner

Earlier in my career, I worked at 3M for more than 20 years in a variety of positions that cultivated my leadership and management skills. 

In 2003, I left 3M to start a small business of my own: a Marriage and Family Therapy practice where I’ve worked to improve the mental health of our community, something I’m extremely passionate about. I now have offices in both Stillwater and Richfield.

Community Advocate


I’ve been an advocate and helper for as long as I can remember.  Volunteering has been an important part of my life and that of my family.  


Most recently, I have served as the president of St. Croix Valley Alliance NOW, a chapter of the National Organization for Women. 

Fun Facts About Me


  • I’m an avid gardener, and find it to be a therapeutic pastime.

  • We are a family that loves music! Both of my children play drums. l've spent years as the roadie loading and unloading drum sets at gigs.

  • Family members of mine have proudly served in the military.

  • Our family road trips are always filled with music and fun. My son is the master of the playlist and we have spent many hours traveling while singing and celebrating a variety of music genres.

  • Our family celebrates our Finnish heritage with traditional holiday foods like Pulla bread, which I am still learning to make as well as my mother.   Pulla bread is a must at Easter and Christmas in our house.