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Electing pro-business candidates

Before elected officials take the oath of office, they’re on the campaign trail, working hard for support from voters. We’re there too, asking the questions on economic issues and state public policy to those who want to occupy the halls of the Legislature and governor’s office. 

We endorse candidates who support pro-jobs, pro-business policies that will help employers stay and grow in Minnesota, and make our state more affordable for all of us. Each election cycle presents a new opportunity to elect policymakers who encourage business growth in the decisions they make. 

Contact RaeAnna Buchholz to contribute your personal dollars to the Minnesota Chamber Leadership Fund PAC and be certain your money will be strategically used to elect pro-business candidates in Minnesota.

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2020 Leadership Fund PAC Endorsements

The Leadership Fund PAC Board uses specific criteria to determine its endorsements including responses to its candidate questionnaire, leadership on key business issues, engagement with the local business community, and voting records of incumbent candidates. Check back to this page for future endorsements as they're announced.

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Minnesota House Endorsements

John Burkel, 1A - GOP
Debra Kiel, 1B - GOP
Rob Ecklund, 3A - DFL
Matthew Bliss, 5A - GOP
Spencer Igo, 5B - GOP
David Lislegard, 6B - DFL
Jordan Rasmusson, 8A - GOP
Mary Franson, 8B - GOP
John Poston, 9A - GOP
Ronald Kresha, 9B - GOP
Josh Heintzeman, 10A - GOP
Dale Lueck, 10B - GOP
Nathan Nelson, 11B - GOP
Jeff Backer, 12A - GOP
Paul Anderson, 12B - GOP
Lisa Demuth, 13A - GOP
Tim O'Driscoll, 13B - GOP
Tama Theis, 14A - GOP
Sondra Erickson, 15A - GOP
Shane Mekeland, 15B - GOP
Paul Torkelson, 16B - GOP
Tim Miller, 17A - GOP
Dave Baker, 17B - GOP
Glenn Gruenhagen, 18B - GOP
Brian Pfarr, 20A - GOP
Barb Haley, 21A - GOP
Steve Drazkowski, 21B - GOP
Joe Schomacker, 22A - GOP
Rod Hamilton, 22B - GOP
Bjorn Olson, 23A - GOP
Jeremy Munson, 23B - GOP
John Petersburg, 24A - GOP
Brian Daniels, 24B - GOP
Duane Quam, 25A - GOP
Nels Pierson, 26B - GOP
Peggy Bennett, 27A - GOP
Jeanne Poppe, 27B - DFL
Gene Pelowski, 28A - DFL
Gregory Davids, 28B - GOP
Paul Novotny, 30A, GOP
Kurt Daudt, 31A - GOP
Brian Johnson, 32A - GOP
Anne Neu, 32B - GOP
Jerry Hertaus, 33A - GOP
Andrew Myers, 33B - GOP
Kristin Robbins, 34A - GOP
Peggy Scott, 35B - GOP
Donald Raleigh, 38A - GOP
Bob Dettmer, 39A - GOP
Jim Nash, 47A - GOP
Greg Boe, 47B - GOP
Holly Link, 48B - GOP
Heather Edelson, 49A - DFL
Kelly Jahner-Byrne, 53B - GOP
Tony Jurgens, 54B - GOP
Tony Albright, 55B - GOP
Pam Myhra, 56A - GOP
Roz Peterson, 56B - GOP 
Jon Koznick, 58A - GOP
Patrick Garofalo, 58B - GOP

Minnesota Senate Endorsements

Mark Johnson, 1 - GOP
Paul Utke, 2 - GOP
Tom Bakk, 3 - DFL
Justin Eichorn, 5 - GOP
David Tomassoni, 6 - DFL
Bill Ingebrigtsen, 8 - GOP
Paul Gazelka, 9 - GOP
Carrie Ruud, 10 - GOP
Torrey Westrom, 12 - GOP
Jeff Howe, 13 - GOP
Jerry Relph, 14 - GOP
Andrew Mathews, 15 - GOP
Gary Dahms, 16 - GOP
Andrew Lang, 17 - GOP
Scott Newman, 18 - GOP
Nick Frentz, 19 - DFL
Rich Draheim, 20 - GOP
Michael Goggin, 21 - GOP
Bill Weber, 22 - GOP
David Senjem, 25 - GOP
Carla Nelson, 26 - GOP
Jeremy Miller, 28 - GOP
Bruce Anderson, 29 - GOP
Mary Kiffmeyer, 30 - GOP
Michelle Benson, 31 - GOP
David Osmek, 33 - GOP
Warren Limmer, 34 - GOP
Jim Abeler, 35 - GOP
John Hoffman, 36 - DFL
Roger Chamberlain, 38 - GOP
Karin Housley, 39 - GOP
Gregory Pulles, 44 - GOP
Ann Rest, 45 - DFL
Julia Coleman, 47 - GOP
Jeff Jiang, 48 - GOP
Mary Giuliani Stephens, 53 - GOP
Eric Pratt, 55 - GOP
Dan Hall, 56 - GOP
Jose Jimenez, 57 - GOP


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