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MINNESOTA

Your complete directory of Minnesota candidates for Governor, United State Senator and Congress in the current election cycle ... state political parties ... the official state election office ... and state news sources.

Hubert Humphrey - 1976

ELECTION CALENDAR:
Filing Deadline: June 2, 2020
Precinct Caucuses: May 3 (GOP) & May 16-17 (DFL)
State Conventions: May 16-17 (GOP) & May 30-31 (DFL)
Primary: August 11, 2020
CANDIDATE DIRECTORY LEGEND:
Bold = Active Candidate
Italics = Potential Candidate
* = Incumbent
won = Winner
(Incumbent Party Listed First)

This page was last updated on April 10, 2020


STATE CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS:

GOVERNOR:
Tim Walz (DFL)* - (Campaign Site)
Paul Gazelka (R) - State Senate Majority Leader, Ex-State Rep. & Insurance Agency Owner
Karin Housley (R) - State Sen., Real Estate Broker, '18 US Sen Nominee & '14 Lt Gov Candidate
Mike Lindell (R) - Businessman, Inventor & Trump Campaign Activist

Next State Constitutional Officer Elections in 2022.

Arne Carlson

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR:
Peggy Flanagan (DFL)*

SECRETARY OF STATE:
Steve Simon (DFL)* - (Campaign Site)

ATTORNEY GENERAL:
Keith Ellison (DFL)* - (Campaign Site)

Rudy Perpich - Alex Olson - 1978

STATE AUDITOR:
Julie Blaha (DFL)*
- (Campaign Site)


Harold Stassen - 1978

STATE LEGISLATURE:

State House - ( DFL Caucus - Republican Caucus )

State Senate
- ( DFL Caucus - Republican Caucus )


U.S. SENATOR:

Tina Smith (DFL)* - (Campaign Site)
Steve Carlson (DFL) - Business Consultant, Conservative Activist & Frequent Candidate
W.D. "Bill" Hamm (DFL) - Forestry Contractor, College Student, Veteran & Frequent Candidate
Alexandra Holker (DFL) - College Reading Coach
Paula Overby (DFL) - Technology Analyst, Transgender Rights Activist & Frequent Candidate
Rob Barrett (R) - College Professor, Music Composer & Artist
Forest Hyatt (R) - Paintball Store Owner, GOP Activist & Frequent Candidate
Jason Lewis (R) - Ex-Congressman & Ex-Radio Show Host
Theron Preston Washington (R)

Paul Wellstone - 1990

Amy Klobuchar (DFL)* - (Campaign Site) - Next Election in 2024.


U.S. CONGRESS:

District 1:
Jim Hagedorn (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Dan Feehan (DFL) - Ex-US Depy Asst Secretary of Defense, Army Veteran & '18 Nominee
Mark Schroepfer (DFL) - Realtor & Teacher
Hans Tinsley (I) - Antarctic Program Water Operator & Navy Veteran

District 2:
Angie Craig (DFL)* - (Campaign Site)
Regina Barr (R) - Ex-State Rep., Business Consultant & Ex-Marketing Executive
Erika Cashin (R) - HR Professional & USAF Reserve Lt Colonel

John Howe (R) - Ex-State Sen., Ex-Red Wing Mayor & Frequent C-p0andidate

Tyler Kistner (R) - USMC Reserve Officer
Rick Olson (R)- Ex-Michigan State Rep., Attorney & Retired School Business Manager
Kerry Zeiler (R) - Attorney
Brad Svenson (IP) - Businessman & '18 Candidate

Arlen Erdahl - 1978

District 3:
Dean Phillips (DFL)* - (Campaign Site)
Kendall Qualls (R) - Healthcare Technology Executive & Army Veteran
Gary Heyer (I) - Yoga Instructor, Massage Therapist & Paul Campaign Activist

District 4:
Betty McCollum (DFL)* - (Campaign Site)
David Sandbeck (DFL) - Network Engineer & Progressive Activist
Travis Ekbom (R) - Office Manager
Sia Lo (R) - Attorney

District 5:
Ilhan Omar (DFL)* - (Campaign Site)
Leila Shukri Adan (DFL) - Sales Representative
John Mason (DFL) - Community Organizer
Antone Melton-Meaux (DFL) - Attorney, Mediator & Ex-Congressional Aide
Haji Yussuf (DFL) - Ex-State Revenue Employee, Ex-Advertising Agency Owner & Progressive Activist
Dalia Al-Aqidi (R) - TV Journalist
Lacy Johnson (R) - Systems Engineer, Charter School Co-Founder & '18 State Rep Nominee
Danielle Stella (R) - Teacher & GOP Activist
Lucia Vogel (R) - Pastor & Ex-Restaurant Owner
Alley Waterbury (R) - Realtor, Ex-Actress & Conservative Activist
Toya Woodland (G) - Minister & Nonprofit Group Administrator
Chris Kelley (IP) - Police Officer, Army Veteran & '16 State Sen Candidate

Tim Penny

District 6:
Tom Emmer (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Nikolay Bey (R) - Business Consultant & Frequent Candidate
Ian Todd (DFL) - USAF Veteran, Progressive Activist & '18 Nominee
Tawnja Zahradka (DFL) - Actress & Ex-Model

District 7:
Collin Peterson (DFL)* - (Campaign Site)
Stephen Emery (DFL) - Attorney, Ex-Agricultural Consultant & '18 US Sen Candidate
Thaddeus Laugisch (DFL) - Commercial Agricultural Designer, Safety Director & Artist
Noel Collis (R) - Physician, GOP Activist & '92 Candidate
Michelle Fischbach (R) - Ex-Lt Governor, Ex-State Senate President & Attorney
Dave Hughes (R) - Instructor Pilot, Retired USAF Officer, Aerospace Engineer & '16/'18 Nominee
Joel Novak (R) - Attorney, Retired Army Officer & Iraq War Veteran
Jayesun Sherman (R) - Ex-Windom City Councilman, Teacher, Pastor & '18 Candidate

District 8:
Pete Stauber (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Quinn Nystrom (DFL) - Ex-Baxter City Councilwoman & Diabetes Advocate
Soren Sorensen (DFL) - Technology Consultant, Progressive Activist & Frequent Candidate
Gaylene Spolarich (DFL) - Ex-Palisade City Clerk, Program Manager & Community Activist 



Rudy Boschwitz - 1978

STATE POLITICAL PARTIES:

Communist Party of Minnesota (COM)
Constitution Party of Minnesota (C)
Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL)
Green Party of Minnesota (G)
Independence Party of Minnesota (IP)
Legal Marijuana Now Party (LMN)
Libertarian Party of Minnesota (L)
Republican Party of Minnesota (R)


STATE ELECTION OFFICE:

Secretary of State's Office

Campaign Finance & Public Disclosure Board


Tim Pawlenty - 2006

STATE NEWS SOURCES:

Alexandria Echo Press
Austin Daily Herald
Brainerd Daily Dispatch
Checks & Balances
Duluth News-Tribune
Grant County Herald
HometownSource.com (17 East Central Minnesota Community Newspapers)
Mankato Free Press
Minneapolis Star Tribune
- (Politics Section)
Minneapolis/St. Paul City Pages (Alternative)
Minnesota Daily (University of Minnesota)
Minnesota Lawyer
Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder (African-American)
MinnPost.com
Morrison County Record
New Ulm Journal

Erika Anderson

Page 1 Publications (4 Community Newspapers)
Rochester Post-Bulletin
Southwest Journal (Minneapolis)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
Tyler Tribute
West Central Tribune (Willmar)
Winona Daily News


KSTP TV-5 (ABC - Minneapolis)

Minnesota Public Radio

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