Kurt Daudt District 31AAbout Kurt
House Speaker Kurt Daudt is serving his third term in the Minnesota House. He represents parts of Isanti, Anoka and Sherburne counties.
Kurt served 6 years as an Isanti County Commissioner and was a Stanford Town Board Supervisor from 1999-2005. When he is not working for the taxpayers in St. Paul, he can be found working on Project 24, a non-profit organization he helped found that... Read More
Joyce Peppin District 34AAbout Joyce
Majority Leader Joyce Peppin is in her sixth term in the Minnesota House. She represents Rogers, Dayton and Maple Grove.
Joyce is proud to have been awarded international fellowships from the German Marshall Fund of the U.S. and the American Council of Young Political Leaders. She has traveled to China and Europe to participate in international political and diplomatic exchanges for... Read More
Jenifer Loon District 48BAbout Jenifer
Representative Jenifer Loon is in her fourth term in the Minnesota House. She represents the city of Eden Prairie.
Jenifer grew up in a small, rural town on the family dairy farm with her parents, brother and sister. Jenifer has a B.A. degree in Government and International Affairs and worked for the U.S. House of Representatives and for several organizations in Washington, D.C.... Read More
Chad Anderson District 50BAbout Chad
Representative Chad Anderson is in his first term in the Minnesota House after winning a special election in February 2016. He represents the city of Bloomington.
Chad works as a real estate broker and graduated from Bethel University.
He and his wife, Anne, live in Bloomington. They have four young children.
Dan Fabian District 01AAbout Dan
Representative Dan Fabian is in his third term in the Minnesota House. He represents four counties in the northwest corner of Minnesota.
Dan spent 34 years as a high school physical education and health teacher. He also coached high school cross country and track and continues to be a self-employed crop hail insurance adjuster. Dan received his bachelor’s degree from Concordia College... Read More
Debra Kiel District 01BAbout Debra
Representative Deb Kiel is in her third term in the Minnesota House. She represents Polk, Pennington and Red Lake counties in northwestern Minnesota.
Deb was born and raised on the family farm south of Crookston, MN. A graduate of Crookston Public Schools, Deb briefly attended Concordia College in Moorhead, MN. She has served as Chairwoman of the Crookston Public School Board and is an... Read More
Matt Grossell District 02AAbout Matt
Matt lives in Clearbrook, located in Clearwater County. He is a father of three, two of whom are active service or military veterans. He is a U.S. Army veteran himself and a retired Sheriff’s Deputy from Clearwater County.
He is seeking to represent Lake of the Woods County, Clearwater County, Hubbard County, and Beltrami County.
Steve Green District 02BAbout Steve
Representative Steve Green is in his second term in the Minnesota House. He represents most of Becker County, southern Clearwater County, southern Hubbard County, Mahnomen County, northeastern Otter Tail County, and northern Wadena County.
A self-employed businessman for over 30 years, Steve previously owned and operated a family greenhouse. He also does home remodeling and light... Read More
Ben Grimsley District 04BAbout Ben
Ben is a sixth generation resident of Detroit Lakes. He is a financial advisor and owns Anchor Financial Services LLC, a planning and investment firm. He is also currently serving in his second term as a Becker County Commissioner of Detroit Lakes. His regional committee work includes West Central Economic Advisory, Lake Agassiz Regional Library and the Association of MN County’s General... Read More
Matt Bliss District 05AAbout Matt
Matt has strong roots in his community; the Bliss family has lived in Beltrami County for nearly 100 years. He lives with his wife Emily, a 1st Grade Teacher, in Bemidji and he inherited four children, and three (soon to be four) grandchildren. He was previously married for 21 years, but unfortunately lost his wife Christine to cancer.
Matt is a veteran, joining the Navy... Read More
Sandy Layman District 05BAbout Sandy
Sandy and her husband, Bill, live in Grand Rapids. Together they have two sons and one grandson. Sandy has led a 30-year career dedicated to keeping northern Minnesota strong and economically vibrant including running her own business, Layman Consulting, serving as Commissioner of Iron Range Resources (IRRRB), and leading as president of the Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce.
Sandy has a... Read More
Bud Nornes District 08AAbout Bud
Representative Bud Nornes is in his tenth term in the Minnesota House. He represents most of Otter Tail County in the west central part of the state.
Bud has been a broadcaster and radio station owner since 1962. He was a member of the Fergus Falls School Board and remains active in his local community as a member of the Fergus Falls Chamber of Commerce, Ducks Unlimited, The Elks,... Read More
Mary Franson District 08BAbout Mary
Representative Mary Franson is in her third term in the Minnesota House. She represents northeastern Douglas County and eastern Otter Tail County.
Prior to being elected to the legislature, Mary was a licensed childcare provider and small business owner. She graduated from University of Minnesota (Duluth) with a degree in psychology
Mary lives in Alexandria and has three children... Read More
John Poston District 09AAbout John
John lives in Lake Shore, located in Cass County. He is the Founder/CEO of Kids Against Hunger-Brainerd Lakes Area, owner of Poston’s Property Management LLC, owner of Sherwood Forest Lodge LLC, and Co-owner/CEO of 3 Cheers Hospitality. He is currently serving as the Mayor of Lake Shore, and is the Vice Chairman of the Nisswa Chamber of Commerce. John also serves on the National Joint Powers... Read More
Ron Kresha District 09BAbout Ron
Representative Ron Kresha is in his second term in the Minnesota House. He represents most of Morrison County and the southwest portion of Todd County.
Ron has 12 years experience managing small to medium companies for growth and increased brand awareness. He currently is CEO of Golden Shovel Agency, a rural economic development company that manages the online presence of cities and... Read More
Josh Heintzeman District 10AAbout Josh
Representative Josh Heintzeman is in his first term in the Minnestoa House. He represents the western portion of Crow Wing County.
Josh is a small business owner and former member of the Thirty Lakes Water Shed Board. He currently resides in Nisswa, where he's lived since 1991 with his wife Keri and their five children.
Dale Lueck District 10BAbout Dale
Representative Dale Lueck is in his first term in the Minnesota House. He represents Aitkin and Crow Wing County.
Dale is a farmer and currently serves as the president of the Aitkin-Carlton County Farm Bureau and has served previous as an Aitkin County Commissioner for two terms. Dale is a veteran of there United States Navy, serving for 28 years before retiring in 1997. Dale has... Read More
Jason Rarick District 11BAbout Jason
Representative Jason Rarick is in his first term in the Minnesota House. He represents most of Pine County.
Jason is a fifth-generation and lifelong resident of the Pine City area. He currently works as an electrician, and is a member of the IBEW 110 electrical union.
In the community, Jason has coached for a number of youth sports over the past 10 years, and is a member of St.... Read More
Paul Anderson District 12BAbout Paul
Representative Paul Anderson is in his fourth term in the Minnesota House. He represents portions of Douglas, Pope and Stearns counties in the west central part of Minnesota.
Paul has served as a Pope County commissioner, a member of the Starbuck school board and as a Starbuck Township officer. A fourth-generation farmer, he also has worked in both electronic and print media.
He... Read More
Jeff Howe District 13AAbout Jeff
Representative Jeff Howe is in his second term in the Minnesota House. He represents portions of Stearns County, mainly south and west of St. Cloud.
Jeff is a military veteran of more than 30 years, with two Iraq deployments and a pair of Bronze Stars to his record. His family combines for around 90 years of service and six deployments. He served on the Rockville City Council and is a... Read More
Tim O'Driscoll District 13BAbout Tim
Representative Tim O’Driscoll is in his third term in the Minnesota House. He represents portions of Benton and Stearns counties.
Tim works as a professional trainer for Kaplan Professional School and is a community leader for veterans issues, including his involvement with the Beyond the Yellow Ribbon campaign. He served as the mayor of Sartell from 2007-2010 and prior to that he... Read More
Tama Theis District 14AAbout Tama
Representative Tama Theis is serving her second term in the Minnesota House. She represents the communities of St. Augusta and Waite Park and much of St. Cloud.
Tama and her husband own and operate a remodeling business in St. Cloud. She is the former President of the Central Minnesota Builders Association, where she mentored small business owners, and is active in the St. Cloud... Read More
Jim Knoblach District 14BAbout Jim
Representative Jim Knoblach is in his first year in the Minnesota House after previous serving from 1995-2006. He represents the eastern portion of St. Cloud and the surrounding area.
Jim is a small business owner currently working in the real estate. He has also taught at Saint John's University and the College of Saint Benedict. In the community, Jim is the Chair of the Salvation... Read More
Sondra Erickson District 15AAbout Sondra
Representative Sondra Erickson has served, non-consecutively, in the Minnesota House since 1998. She represents portions of Mille Lacs, Kanabec and Sherburne counties.
Sondra is a retired English teacher of 35 years. She is active in church activities in Princeton, Minnesota, located in east central Minnesota, where she is a member of American Legion Auxiliary, Civic Betterment Club,... Read More
Jim Newberger District 15BAbout Jim
Representative Jim Newberger is in his second term in the Minnesota House. He represents portions of Sherburne, Benton, Wright, and Morrison counties.
Jim has been a Paramedic for 24 years, and is a former member of the Becker City Planning Commission. His experience also includes teaching, overseas missions, church leadership, homeschooling, and charter schooling.
Jim and his... Read More
Chris Swedzinski District 16AAbout Chris
Representative Chris Swedzinski is in his third term in the Minnesota House. He represents House District 16A which covers Lac qui Parle County, Yellow Medicine County, and part of Lyon County in the southwest part of Minnesota.
Chris graduated from Minneota High School and attended Ridgewater College and then Minnesota State University (Mankato), earning degrees in History and... Read More
Paul Torkelson District 16BAbout Paul
Representative Paul Torkelson is in his fourth term in the Minnesota House. He represents all or portions of Brown, Redwood and Renville counties in the southwestern part of Minnesota.
Paul is actively engaged in the operation of his family farm where he raises corn, soybeans and hogs on the farm first established by his great-grandfather in 1878. He is a life-long resident of Minnesota... Read More
Tim Miller District 17AAbout Tim
Representative Tim Miller is in his first term in the Minnesota House. He represents Renville County, Chippewa County, Swift County, and Kandiyohi County.
Tim is a former small business owner and currently works with non-profits and business development. Through his non-profit work, Tim has worked with a wide variety of organizations in his community and around the state.
He... Read More
Dave Baker District 17BAbout Dave
Representative Dave Baker is in his first term in the Minnesota House. He represents most of Kandiyohi County.
Dave is the owner of Baker Hospitalities, and past-Chairman elect of the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. He is an active member of the Minnesota Restaurant Association, and a former President and Commissioner for the Willmar Municipal Utilities.
Dave... Read More
Dean Urdahl District 18AAbout Dean
Representative Dean Urdahl is in his seventh term in the Minnesota House. He represents most of Meeker County and portions of McLeod and Wright.
Dean got his start in Republican politics on U.S. Rep. John Zwach's campaign staff in 1970. He has served on the state Board of Nursing, the Commission on Public Service Reform and the Minnesota Education in Agricultural Leadership Council, all... Read More
Glenn Gruenhagen District 18BAbout Glenn
Representative Glenn Gruenhagen is in his third term in the Minnesota House. He represents all of Sibley County and most of McLeod County.
Glenn was raised on a dairy farm in Glencoe, and is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He is the owner of Gruenhagen Insurance and Financial Services in Glencoe, and has more than 35 years of experience in private business, insurance, and... Read More
Bob Vogel District 20AAbout Bob
Representative Bob Vogel is in his first term in the Minnesota House. He represents Le Sueur County and southern Scott County.
Bob is a graduate of St. Thomas, and owns New Market Bank located in New Market. He served from 2002-2008 on the Scott County Board of Commissioners, where he served as Chair of the Board in 2005 and 2008. He has served on a number of other boards and... Read More
Aramis Wells District 20BAbout Aramis
Aramis was born and raised in Northfield and Dundas. He and his wife, Tiana, currently live with their son in Dundas. He has spent 16 years on the Northfield Fire Department and worked as a Rescue Squad Captain and EMT. He is also a machinist for a family owned business, Bilken Industrial Fabricators, in Northfield.
Aramis’ service has been recognized by his community, earning him the... Read More
Barb Haley District 21AAbout Barb
Barb and her husband Tim live in Red Wing, where she was born and raised, with their two high school-aged children. She has extensive experience working in business and with non-profits, most recently with Every Hand Joined, an education initiative. She also recently initiated a project called “Red Wing WORKS” - a partnership between schools and manufacturers that is focused on promoting... Read More
Steve Drazkowski District 21BAbout Steve
Representative Steve Drazkowski is serving his fifth term in the Minnesota House. He represents portions of Dodge, Goodhue, Wabasha and Winona counties.
Steve earned an agriculture degree from the University of Wisconsin – River Falls, and a Master of Education degree from the University of Minnesota. He previously worked as an agriculture extension educator in Wabasha County. He... Read More
Joe Schomacker District 22AAbout Joe
Representative Joe Schomacker is in his third term in the Minnesota House. He represents all or parts of Rock, Nobles, Pipestone, Murray, Lincoln, and Lyon counties.
Joe operates a small business in Luverne. A graduate of Luverne High School, Joe attended Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall where he received degrees in public administration, speech communication, and... Read More
Rod Hamilton District 22BAbout Rod
Representative Rod Hamilton is in his sixth term in the Minnesota House. He represents all or portions of Cottonwood, Jackson, Nobles and Redwood counties.
Rod is employed by Christensen Farms at Sleepy Eye, Minnesota and serves as Communication Manager. In previous years, he was also the Director of Business Development and Director of Sow Production. In conjunction with his work at... Read More
Bob Gunther District 23AAbout Bob
Representative Bob Gunther is in his eleventh term in the Minnesota House. He represents portions of Blue Earth, Faribault, Jackson, Martin and Watonwan counties.
Bob is a small business owner, and focuses much of his legislative efforts on improving the job climate in Greater Minnesota. He graduated from Fairmont High School, served in the United States Navy, and received his marketing... Read More
Tony Cornish District 23BAbout Tony
Representative Tony Cornish is in his seventh term in the Minnesota House. He represents all or parts of Watonwan, Blue Earth, and Waseca counties.
Tony spent four years farming before accepting his first law enforcement job as a policeman in Amboy. From there, he served as a sheriff’s deputy in Blue Earth County before becoming a Game Warden with the Department of Natural Resources.... Read More
John Petersburg District 24AAbout John
Representative John Petersburg is in his second term in the Minnesota House. He represents he cities of Waseca and Owatonna, and parts of the surrounding areas.
John is a lifelong member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Owatonna, where he has worked as the Church Administrator for the last 15 years. He has worked extensively in education, serving for three terms as a member of the... Read More
Brian Daniels District 24BAbout Brian
Representative Brian Daniels is in his first term in the Minnesota House. He represents parts of Dodge County, Steele County, and Rice County.
Brian is a small business owner and former School Board member. He's also volunteered as a youth hockey coach. Brian has been married to his wife, Liz, for more than 37 years. They have four children and six grandchildren.
Duane Quam District 25AAbout Duane
Representative Duane Quam is in his third term in the Minnesota House. He represents part of Rochester and the communities of Byron, Mantorville, Kasson and other areas northwest of Rochester.
Duane was born in Rochester and was raised on farms in Olmsted and Dodge Counties. He graduated from Byron High School and earned a degree in Engineering with a Masters Degree in Physics. Before... Read More
Fran Bradley District 25BAbout Fran
Fran and his wife Mary have been married for 52 years and they live in Rochester. They have four adult children and five grandchildren. He earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering from South Dakota State University and completed his Masters work at University of Minnesota.
Fran worked as an IBM Engineer and Manager for 30 years. Fran previously served in the legislature from 1995-2006,... Read More
Nels Pierson District 26BAbout Nels
Representative Nels Pierson is in his first term in the Minnesota House. He represents portions of Rochester and the surrounding communities.
Nels works as a realtor and real estate developer in Rochester. Nels has been actively involved in the community, serving on the board of the History Center of Olmsted County, as well as in local Republican politics. Nels served twice as campaign... Read More
Peggy Bennett District 27AAbout Peggy
Representative Peggy Bennett is in her first term in the Minnesota House. She represents most of Freeborn County.
Peggy works as a teacher, having taught in Wells and Albert Lea since 1981. She's active in her church and community, serving as a volunteer working with disadvantaged youth.
Greg Davids District 28BAbout Greg
Representative Greg Davids is in his twelfth non-consectuvie term in the Minnesota House. He represents Houston and Fillmore counties.
A graduate of Spring Valley High School, Greg went on to obtain a social science degree from Winona State University. He is a former teacher and mayor of Preston. He currently owns an insurance agency and a farm in Fillmore County.
Greg and his... Read More
Joe McDonald District 29AAbout Joe
Representative Joe McDonald is in his third term in the Minnesota House. He represents Wright County and a western portion of Hennepin County.
Joe served as a school board member, city councilman and mayor in Delano prior to being elected to the Minnesota House. His father, the late K.J. McDonald, served seven terms in the House (1977-1991). He has an extensive photography background... Read More
Marion O'Neill District 29BAbout Marion
Representative Marion O’Neill is in her second term in the Minnesota House. She represents the northeastern part of Wright County consisting of Buffalo, Buffalo Township, Maple Lake, Maple Lake Township, Monticello, Monticello Township, and Silver Creek Township.
Marion and her husband own and operate a tiling and installation construction company in Buffalo. She also has experience in... Read More
Nick Zerwas District 30AAbout Nick
Representative Nick Zerwas is in second term in the Minnesota House. He represents the cities of Elk River, Big Lake, Big Lake Township, and Otsego.
Nick, born with a congenital heart defect that led to ten open-heart surgeries, understands firsthand the importance of having high-quality affordable healthcare in Minnesota. Encouraging technological innovation in the healthcare industry... Read More
Eric Lucero District 30BAbout Eric
Representative Eric Lucero is in his first term in the Minnesota House. He represents northwest Wright County.
Eric is a former Dayton City Councilmember, and works as an IT Manager and instructor at Metropolitan State University.
Eric lives in Dayton with his wife of 14 years.
Cal Bahr District 31BAbout Cal
Cal Bahr is a small business owner and U.S. Army Veteran. He serves on the Upper Rum River Water Management Organization Board.
Cal is married with four children and five grandchildren. He and his wife live in East Bethel and are members of the United Methodist Church.
Brian Johnson District 32AAbout Brian
Representative Brian Johnson is in his second term in the Minnesota House. He represents part of Isanti and Chisago Counties.
Brian grew up on his family’s dairy farm and graduated from Cambridge-Isanti High School. He spent 26 years in law enforcement and 17 of those years as a deputy with the Isanti County Sheriff’s Office. Brian was also a volunteer firefighter.
Brian and his... Read More
Bob Barrett District 32BAbout Bob
Representative Bob Barrett is in his third term in the Minnesota House. He represents most of Chisago County, which includes the cities of North Branch, Stacy, Wyoming, Chisago City, Lindstrom and Taylors Falls.
Bob is a director at a major non-profit foundation. Active in his community, he has served on the Chisago Lakes School District Finance Team and is a mentor in the school... Read More
Jerry Hertaus District 33AAbout Jerry
Representative Jerry Hertaus is in his second term in the Minnesota House. He represents most of western Hennepin County.
Prior to serving at the legislature, Jerry served as the Mayor of Greenfield for one term. He also served as the President of the Rockford-Greenfield Area Chamber of Commerce, and served on the Greenfield Planning Commission. He also has previous experience as a... Read More
Cindy Pugh District 33BAbout Cindy
Representative Cindy Pugh is in her second term in the Minnesota House. She represents the communities of Chanhassen, Deephaven, Excelsior, Greenwood, Minnetonka Beach, Mound, Orono, Shorewood, Spring Park, and Tonka Bay.
As a former manager of Dayton’s Department store in downtown St. Paul, Cindy is passionate about issues that affect jobs and business and is fighting for policies that... Read More
Dennis Smith District 34BAbout Dennis
Representative Dennis Smith is in his first term in the Minnesota House. He represents Maple Grove and Osseo.
Dennis is a long-time resident of Maple Grove, where he works as a lawyer and businessman. He currently serves as President of the Osseo/Maple Grove Hockey Association, and is a board member of the Providence Academy Parent Association.
Dennis lives in Maple Grove with... Read More
Abigail Whelan District 35AAbout Abigail
Representative Abigail Whelan is in her first term in the Minnesota House. She represents Ramsey and Anoka.
Abigail is a graduate of the University of Minnesota earning her Bachelor's degree in Political Science and History, and her Master's degree in Public Policy. She has worked previously at the Minnesota legislature. As a millenial, Abigail brings a new generation of leadership and... Read More
Peggy Scott District 35BAbout Peggy
Representative Peggy Scott is in her fourth term in the Minnesota House. She represents the communities of Andover, Coon Rapids and Ramsey.
In addition to previously owning and operating a real estate investment company with her husband, Peggy has been active in her community. She has served as the Andover Parks and Recreation Commissioner, and coached youth soccer and basketball.... Read More
Mark Uglem District 36AAbout Mark
Representative Mark Uglem is in his second term in the Minnesota House. He represents portions of Champlin and Coon Rapids.
Before getting involved in local politics, Mark started his own paint-manufacturing firm, the Sierra Corporation, which he eventually sold. He then was a co-founder of Hirshfield’s Paint manufacturing, which grew to be one of the largest coating manufacturers in... Read More
Peter Crema District 36BAbout Peter
Peter and his wife Patti have two sons and live in Brooklyn Park. He earned his law degree from William Mitchell College of Law and began his over 20 year career which has been focused on fighting for the interests of individuals, small businesses and business owners. He is a member of the Minneapolis office for the International law firm of Cozen O’Connor.
Peter is currently serving... Read More
Anthony Wilder District 37AAbout Anthony
Anthony was born and raised in Coon Rapids, graduating from Totino-Grace High School and earning a degree from Minnesota State University – Mankato. He is a small businessman who runs a franchise to help small business owners grow. In addition, he has been a Firearms Safety and ATV training instructor with the Department of Natural Resources (DNR).
Anthony is active in the community... Read More
Nolan West District 37BAbout Nolan
Nolan West is a life-long resident of Blaine, and a graduate from the University of Minnesota with a degree in History and a Political Science minor. Nolan currently lives in Club West and works for the House Majority Caucus in the Minnesota Legislature.
When Nolan grew up in Blaine, the town was all sod fields, and Radisson was a two-lane country road. Now Blaine is a thriving city... Read More
Linda Runbeck District 38AAbout Linda
Representative Linda Runbeck is in her fourth non-consecutive term in the Minnesota House. She represents the northeast metro area, including all or part of Blaine, Centerville, Circle Pines, Hugo, Lexington and Lino Lakes.
Linda and her husband are co-owners of Braham Monument Co. in Braham. Prior to holding office, she was director of advertising for County Seat Stores and vice... Read More
Matt Dean District 38BAbout Matt
Representative Matt Dean is in his sixth term in office. He represents the city of White Bear Lake and surrounding communities in eastern Washington County.
Before his election to the Minnesota House, Matt founded and managed an architecture firm in 1995 focusing on educational and institutional clients. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Minnesota. ... Read More
Bob Dettmer District 39AAbout Bob
Representative Bob Dettmer is serving in his fifth term in the Minnesota House. He represents Forest Lake, Stillwater, Scandia and the communities of Shafer, Franconia Township, Marine on St. Croix, May Township and Stillwater Township.
Bob is a retired teacher, coach and military officer. For 34 years, he taught at Forest Lake High School and was also Head Wrestling Coach. Bob... Read More
Kathy Lohmer District 39BAbout Kathy
Representative Kathy Lohmer is in her third term in the Minnesota House. She represents the communities of Bayport, Baytown Township, Grant, Lake Elmo, Lake St. Croix Beach, Lakeland, Lakeland Shores, Oak Park Heights, Pine Springs, St. Mary’s Point, Stillwater, and West Lakeland Township.
As a breast-cancer survivor and the mother of a disabled child, Kathy has a passion for health and... Read More
Randy Jessup District 42AAbout Randy
Randy and his wife have been married 33 years and they’ve lived in Shoreview for over 18 years and have two sons, a daughter, and a daughter-in-law. Randy owns four UPS Stores in the Twin Cities and he served for several years as the elected chair of the franchisee advisory council that represents all 4,400 UPS Store owners nationwide. He also has over 14 years of experience as a corporate... Read More
Tracy Nelson District 42BAbout Tracy
Tracy lives in Little Canada and has three adult children. She has spent the past thirty years in the real estate and hospitality industries. She started her own real estate brokerage, Real Estate Parkway, in 2008. She is also an active community builder and volunteer.
Tracy is a former president of the St. Paul East Side Lions Club where she helped bring about the return of the... Read More
Sarah Anderson District 44AAbout Sarah
Representative Sarah Anderson is in her fifth term in the Minnesota House. She represents the city of Plymouth.
Sarah served as a Plymouth Planning Commissioner before being elected to the House in 2006. In addition to her legislative duties, Sarah is an Aspen-Rodel Fellow in Public Leadership and was nominated to the American Council of Young Political Leaders for her work in the... Read More
Patti Meier District 44BAbout Patti
Patti and her husband, Don, have lived in Plymouth for four decades. Together they have two sons and one grandson. She has spent her career in the insurance industry where she’s worked in several different management roles for local and international firms including Gamble Skogmo, Sentry Insurance, Marsh & McLennan, Wells Fargo Insurance, and currently for the Private Client Group, a... Read More
Jim Nash District 47AAbout Jim
Representative Jim Nash is in his first term in the Minnesota House. He represents western Carver County.
Jim is a small business owner and former Mayor of Waconia. He previously served as City Council Member.
He lives in Waconia with his wife Kim. They have six children.
Joe Hoppe District 47B
Dario Anselmo District 49AAbout Dario
Dario and his wife Jeanne live in Edina where their three children attend Edina Public Schools. He is an entrepreneur and small businessman. In 1993 he bought the Fine Line Music Café in downtown Minneapolis building it into a thriving business and a cultural institution. He also pursues commercial real estate ventures. Dario co-founded the Warehouse District Business Association in... Read More
Max Rymer District 49BAbout Max
Max and his wife, Elsie, live in Edina. He graduated from the University of Northwestern- Saint Paul with a degree in marketing and went on to form his own digital marketing and web development firm – Digital Alchemy – while also leading the Business Development department of a software company called DS6. He also co-founded the Edina Foundation, distributing need-based scholarships to local... Read More
Regina Barr District 52BAbout Regina
Regina and her husband Kevin live in Inver Grove Heights. She is a small businesswoman, owning a corporate consulting and executive coaching firm called Red Ladder, Inc. She currently serves on the boards of the Breast Cancer Education Association and Minnesota Excellence in Public Service. In addition, she serves on the Public Policy Committee for the National Association of Women Business... Read More
Andy Turonie District 53AAbout Andy
Andy and his wife, Kendre, have lived in Woodbury and Maplewood for the last 13 years. They have two young sons who attend school in Woodbury. Andy is an award winning sales leader with 20 years experience in business sales and finance. He has spent the last six years in the publishing industry.
Andy and his wife are active in the community; he has coached the WAA tackle football team... Read More
Kelly Fenton District 53BAbout Kelly
Representative Kelly Fenton is in her first term in the Minnesota House. She represents the eastern portion of Woodbury.
Kelly a former teacher with extensive experience in education administration. She is active in her community serving previously on the Board of the Woodbury Athletic Association and is a member of the Philanthropic Education Organization, an organization dedicated to... Read More
Tony Jurgens District 54BAbout Tony
Tony and his wife Dawn have lived in Cottage Grove for over 23 years and they have two adult daughters. He is employed as an independent insurance agent with InsuranceWorks Agency, Inc. As a result of Tony’s extensive volunteer service to the city of Cottage Grove, in April 2016, he was presented with the Volunteer of the Year Award by the Cottage Grove mayor and city council. Among many other... Read More
Bob Loonan District 55AAbout Bob
Representative Bob Loonan is in his first term in the Minnesota House. He represents Shakopee.
Bob is a long-time Shakopee resident and small business owner, working as an insurance agent. He is a former member of the the Skakopee school board, and has been actively involved in the community, volunteering as a youth track and field coach at Shakopee High School and as president of... Read More
Tony Albright District 55BAbout Tony
Representative Tony Albright is in his second term in the Minnesota House. He represents the southern half of Scott County, which includes Prior Lake, Jordan and Credit River.
Tony has a B.S. in Business Administration and works in the financial services and investment advisory industry. He is active in his community throughout Scott County, serving on the Prior Lake and Jordan Chambers... Read More
Drew Christensen District 56AAbout Drew
Representative Drew Christensen is in his first term in the Minnesota House. He represents Burnsville and Savage.
Drew is a lifelong resident of Savage. He graduated from Prior Lake High School, and went on to attend the University of Minnesota.
Roz Peterson District 56BAbout Roz
Representative Roz Peterson is in her first term in the Minnesota House. She represents Burnsville and Lakeville.
Roz is the former chair of the ISD194 School Board, first elected in 2006 and re-elected in 2010. She's also a small businesswoman, and is the owner and operator of Lakeville Snyder Drug, Inc. She was named 2009 Business Person of the Year by the Lakeville Chamber of... Read More
Anna Wills District 57BAbout Anna
Representative Anna Wills is in her second term in the Minnesota House. She represents the cities of Apple Valley, Rosemount, and Coates.
A lifelong resident of Minnesota, Anna has several years of experience in the restaurant industry and private in-home care services. She is an active member of Bethlehem Baptist Church where she volunteers in the preschool Sunday school class. Anna... Read More
Jon Koznick District 58AAbout Jon
Representative Jon Koznick is in his first term in the Minnesota House. He represents Lakeville.
Jon is a former small businessowner of a mortgage company in downtown Lakeville, and currently works at Provincial Bank Mortgage. In the community, Jon is a member of the Lakeville Chamber of Commerce, and serves on the board of the Downtown Lakeville Business Association. Jon is a member of... Read More
Pat Garofalo District 58BAbout Pat
Representative Pat Garofalo is in his sixth term in the Minnesota House. He represents Farmington and the surrounding area in southeast Dakota County, as well as the northwest portion of Goodhue County.
Pat is a lifelong resident of the area having grown up in Lakeville, graduating from Rosemount High School in 1989 and Mankato State University in 1994. He is a consultant working as a... Read More