Michelle Boyechko

2022 Candidate Survey

Describe your personal experience with skateboarding.

In the late 90’s I hung out with the skater kids although I didn’t skate myself. My 15 year old daughter enjoys skating but there is nothing local to her to use.

Can you do a kick flip?

No

Do the communities you would represent have quality, accessible, visible skateboarding spaces?

We have a skate park in Cloquet, MN but that’s it I believe. I would definitely love to help get more skate parks built in my district

Do you see the connection between skateboarding and social, racial, gender, and economic equity? If so, please share a few thoughts.

I do see the connection. In my experience, the people at the skate park are some of the most welcoming folks I’ve met. Older kids and adults are almost always willing to make room for younger and less experienced skaters.

How will you support youth and community health with new ideas and infrastructure?

Skate parks are a great way for kids and adults to build community. I would also like to look into ideas for building play equipment for teens and adults.

Will you support fully funding the Minnesota Skate Park Grant Program (SF2502/HF2876) in the 2023 Legislative session and beyond?

I would love to support skate parks.