2018 DFL Candidates

2018 CD3 DFL Congressional Candidates

Council Member
Adam Jennings

Learn more about him here.

Visit his website at https://jenningsforcongress.com

Visit his Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Adam4MN

Following Adam on Twitter @Adam4MN

Brian Santa Maria

Learn more about him here.

Visit his website at https://www.votesantamaria.com

Visit his Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/BrianSantaMariaforCongress/

Follow him on Twitter @briansantamaria

Dean Phillips

Learn more about him here.

Visit his website at https://www.phillipsforcongress.org

Visit his Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/deanphillipsforcongress/

Follow him on Twitter @deanbphillips

2018 DFL Gubernatorial Candidates

State Rep. Erin Murphy

Visit her website at https://murphyformn.com

Visit her Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/epmurphymn%20/

Follow her on Twitter @epmurphymn

State Auditor
Rebecca Otto

Visit her website at https://www.rebeccaotto.com

Visit her Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/rebeccalwotto/

Follow him on Twitter @Rebecca_Otto

U.S. Rep. Tim Walz,  for Governor

State Rep. Peggy Flanagan
House District 46A, for Lt. Governor

Visit his website at http://www.walzforgovernor.org

Visit his Facebook page at https://www.facebookc.om/timwalzforgovernor/

Follow him on Twitter @Tim_Walz

Follow her on Twitter @peggyflanagan

State Rep. Tina Liebling

Visit her website at https://www.tinaliebling.com/

Visit her Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/LieblingforGov/

Follow him on Twitter @TinaLiebling

2018 Secretary of State

Secretary of State
Steven Simon

Visit his website at https://stevesimonmn.com/

Visit his Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/SteveSimonForSOS/

Follow him on Twitter @MNSteveSimon

2018 Attorney General

Matt Pelikan

Visit his website at http://mattpelikan.com

Visit his Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/mattpelikan/

Follow him on Twitter @mattpelikan

Former Commerce Commissioner
Mike Rothman

Visit his website at http://mikerothmanformn.com/ 

Visit his Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/mikerothman4mn

Follow him on Twitter @mikerothman4mn

Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson

Visit her website at http://www.loriswanson.com/

More information as it becomes available.

2018 State Auditor

Julie Blaha

Visit her website at http://blahaforauditor.org

Visit her Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/BlahaForAuditor

Follow her on Twitter @julieblaha

Jon Tollefson

Visit his Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/JonTollefsonMN/

Follow him on Twitter @JonTollefsonMN

2018 Senate District 33 Candidates

Norrie Thomas
House District 33A

Visit her Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/worksmarttogether/

Kelly Morrison House District 33B

More information as it becomes available.

2018 Senate District 34 Candidates

Kristin Bahner
House District 34B

Visit her website at http://www.bahnerforhouse.com/http://www.bahnerforhouse.com/

Visit her Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/kristinbahnermn/

Follow her on Twitter @kristinbahnermn

2018 Senate District 35 Candidates

Andy Hillebregt House District 35A

Visit his website at https://www.vote-for-andy.com/

Like his Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/electandyhillebregt/

Bill Vikander House District 35A

Visit his website at http://BillforHouse.com

Like his Facebook page at http://facebook.com/billforMNhouse

Follow him on Twitter @billformnhouse

Kathryn Schwartz-Eckhardt
House District 35B
Visit her Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/KathrynforMN/

Join her Facebook campaign support group at https://facebook.com/groups/130993370963351/

Follow her on Twitter @Kathrynformn

2018 Senate District 36 Candidates

Zack Stephenson
House District 36A

View his website at http://www.zack.mn/

View his Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pg/zackstephensonformnhouse/

Follow him on Twitter @zackstephenson

State Rep. Melissa Hortman
House District 36B

Visit her website at http://melissahortman.com

Visit her Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/MelissaHortman/

Follow her on Twitter @melissahortman

2018 Senate District 40 Candidates

State Rep. Mike Nelson
House District 40A

Visit his website at http://www.nelsonformnhouse.com

Visit his Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/rep.michael.nelson

 

State Rep. Debra Hilstrom 
House District 40B

Visit her website at https://debrahilstrom.com/ 

Follow her on Twitter @debrahilstrom

 

2018 Senate District 44 Candidates

Ginny Klevhorn
House District 44A

Visit her website at https://www.ginnyklevorn.com

Visit her Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/ginnyklevorn

Follow her on Twitter @GinnyKlevorn

   

2018 Senate District 45 Candidates

State Rep. Lyndon Carlson
House District 45A

Visit his website at https://lyndoncarlson.com

Visit his Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/State-Representative-Lyndon-Carlson-207632055924786/

2018 Senate District 46 Candidates

 

Brittany Edwards
House District 46A

Visit her website at https://www.brittanyforhouse.com

Visit her Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/brittanyforhouse

Follow her on Twitter @brittanyforhouse.com

Ryan Winkler
House District 46A

Visit his website at https://www.ryanwinkler.com/

Follow him on Twitter @_RyanWinkler

State Rep. Cheryl Youakim
House District 46B

Visit her website at https://www.cherylyouakim.com

Visit her Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/CLYouakim

Follow her on Twitter @CLYouakim

2018 Senate District 47 Candidates

David Snyder
House District 47A

Visit his website at https://davidsnyderformnhouse47a.com/home

Visit his Facebook page at
https://www.facebook.com/DavidSnyderforMNHouse47A/

Follow him on Twitter @DavidSnyderforMNHouse47A

 

Madalynn Gerold

Madalynn Gerold
House District 47A

Vist her website at https://madalynngeroldformn.com

Vist her Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/madalynformn/

Follow her on Twitter @MadalynnforMN

Jane Montemayor
House District 47B

 More information as it becomes available.

2018 Senate District 48 Candidates

State Rep. Laurie Pryor
House District 48A

Visit her website at https://lauriepryor.org

Visit her Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/LauriePryorMN

Follow her on Twitter @lauriepryor

Carlie Kotyza-Witthuhn
House District 48B

Visit her website at https://www.carlieforhouse.com/

Visit her Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/carlieforhouse

Follow her on Twitter @CarlieforHouse

 

Angie Roesner
House District 48B

More information as it becomes available.

2018 Senate District 49 Candidates

Heather Edelson
House District 49A

Visit her website at https://www.heatheredelson.com

Visit her Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/heathermedelson

Follow her on Twitter @heather_edelson

Carolyn Jackson
House District 49A

Visit her website at https://www.jacksonforedina.com

Visit her Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/jacksonforedina

Follow her on Twitter @JacksonforEdina

State Rep. Paul Rosenthal
House District 49B

Visit his website at http://voterosenthal.com/

Visit his Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/citizensforrosenthal

Follow him on Twitter @PaulRosenthalMN

2018 Senate District 50 Candidates

State Rep. Linda Slocum
House District 50A

Visit her Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/rep.linda.slocum

Follow her on Twitter @RepLindaSLocum

State Rep. Andrew Carlson
House District 50B

Visit his website at https://andrewcarlsonforstaterep.com

Visit his Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ElectAndrewCarlson

Follow him on Twitter @ElectAndrewCarlson

 

2018 Hennepin County Sheriff

Sargeant Dave Hutchinson

 

Visit his website at https://www.votehutch4hennepin.com

Visit his Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/votehutch4hennepin

Follow him on Twitter @realhutchhenn

 

2018 Brooklyn Park Mayor

Hollies Winston

 

Visit his website at http://www.hollieswinston.org/

Visit his Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/votehutch4hennepin

Follow him on Twitter @Hollies4Mayor

 

Gov. Mark Dayton appoints Tina Smith to U.S. Senate

The following article by Erin Golden and J. Patrick Coolican was posted on the StarTribune website December 13, 2017:

Minnesota’s lieutenant governor, a Democrat, will take over for Sen. Al Franken when he officially resigns from Senate.

Lt. Gov. Tina Smith accepted an appointment to the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, preparing to replace Al Franken as one of Minnesota’s most powerful officials in Washington and vowing to protect the seat for Democrats in next year’s special election.

“Though I never anticipated this moment, I am resolved to do everything I can to move Minnesota forward,” Smith said, moments after DFL Gov. Mark Dayton announced that he was her choice to replace Franken following his upcoming resignation in the wake of a sexual harassment scandal.

When she officially joins the Senate — likely to happen in early January — Smith will join Sen. Amy Klobuchar to make Minnesota one of only four states with two women senators (the others are California, Washington and New Hampshire). Read More

Candidate Bio: Dean Phillips

Dean Phillips’s life did not begin as many expect. His birth father, Artie Pfefer, was killed in Vietnam when Dean was just six months old. Two years later, his mother DeeDee married Eddie Phillips, who adopted Dean and both nurtured and mentored him until his

​untimely ​passing in 2011. Dean attended elementary school in Edina and grew up playing hockey and wading in Nine Mile Creek. After graduating college, Dean worked his way up at the family business, eventually becoming CEO of Phillips Distilling Company. He later left to help turn Talenti Gelato into the best-selling gelato brand, and now co-owns and operates Penny’s Coffee, a small business where they voluntarily pay their employees a livable wage. Dean has two daughters, Daniela (19) and Pia (17) and a new dog named Henry. He is running for Congress to bring inclusive, responsible and independent-minded leadership back to Minnesota’s 3rd Congressional District.

Candidate Bio: Adam Jennings

Adam Jennings lives in Tonka Bay with his wife Dr. Megan Jennings, a pediatrician, and their two children. Adam worked his way through college at the U of M working at the Ford Twin Cities Assembly Plant as a UAW member, and in administration at the U of M as a member of AFSCME. After 9/11, Adam joined the Minnesota Army National Guard, where he served eight years – including being deployed to Kosovo. Adam got his MBA in finance at the Carlson School.  He has worked professionally at Allianz and Mortenson Construction, and owns a small business that provides housing for military veterans.