State and federal endorsements

Education Minnesota screening teams have recommended the following candidates for election as of Sept. 30.

We'll add more endorsements as local teams finalize their recommendations. Learn how our members screen candidates for state and federal offices.

* indicates current or former educator
+ indicates other union member

U.S. House of Representatives
CD 1 - Tim Walz *
CD 2 - Angie Craig
CD 4 - Betty McCollum
CD 5 - Keith Ellison
CD 7 - Collin Peterson
CD 8 - Rick Nolan

Minnesota Senate
1: Kip Fontaine, Mentor
2: Rod Skoe, Clearbrook
3. Tom Bakk, Cook +
4: Kent Eken, Twin Valley *
5: Tom Saxhaug, Grand Rapids
6: David Tomassoni, Chisholm
7: Erik Simonson, Duluth +
8: Shawn Olson, Alexandria
9: Jason Weinerman, Little Falls
10: Tiffany Stenglein, Brainerd
11: Tony Lourey, Kerrick
12: Russ Hinrichs, Alexandria *
13: Michael Willemsen, Sauk Rapids +
14: Dan Wolgamott, St. Cloud
17: Lyle Koenen, Clara City
18: Amy Wilde, Dassel
19: Nick Frentz, Mankato
20: Kevin Dahle, Northfield *
21: Matt Schmit, Red Wing
22: Brian Abrahamson, Luverne
24: Vicki Jensen, Owatonna
26: Rich Wright, Rochester
27: Dan Sparks, Austin
28: Jeremy Miller, Winona
29: Janice Kittok, Delano *
31: Ricky Englund, Bethel +
32: Tim Nelson, Cambridge +
35: Jim Abeler, Anoka +
36: John Hoffman, Champlin +
37: Jerry Newton, Coon Rapids *
38: Pat Davern, Lino Lakes +
40: Chris Eaton, Brooklyn Center
41: Carolyn Laine, Columbia Heights *
42: Jason Isaacson, Shoreview *
43: Chuck Wiger, Maplewood
44: Deb Calvert, Minnetonka
45: Ann Rest, New Hope
46: Ron Latz, St. Louis Park
47: Darryl Scarborough, Chaska +
48: Steve Cwodzinski, Eden Prairie *
49: Melisa Franzen, Edina
50: Melissa Wiklund, Bloomington
51: Jim Carlson, Eagan
52: Matt Klein, Mendota Heights
53: Susan Kent, Woodbury
54: Dan Schoen, St. Paul Park +
56: Phil Sterner, Burnsville
57: Greg Clausen, Apple Valley
58: Matt Little, Lakeville
59: Bobby Joe Champion, Minneapolis
60: Kari Dziedzic, Minneapolis
61: Scott Dibble, Minneapolis
62: Jeff Hayden, Minneapolis +
63: Patricia Torres Ray, Minneapolis
64: Dick Cohen, St. Paul
65: Sandy Pappas, St. Paul
66: John Marty, Roseville
67: Foung Hawj, St. Paul

Minnesota House of Representatives
1A: George Bass, Thief River Falls
1B: Mike Moore, Fosston +
2B: Bryan Klabunde, Waubun
3A: Rob Ecklund, International Falls +
3B: Mary Murphy, Hermantown *
4A: Ben Lien, Moorhead
4B: Paul Marquart, Dilworth *
5A: John Persell, Bemidji
5B: Tom Anzelc, Balsam Township *
6A: Julie Sandstede, Hibbing *
6B: Jason Metsa, Virginia +
7A: Jennifer Schultz, Duluth *
7B: Liz Olson, Duluth
8B: Gail Kulp, Alexandria
9A: Meg Litts, Staples
9B: Dustin Simmonds, Little Falls
10A: Quinn Nystrom, Baxter
10B: Erin Wagner, Aitkin *
11A: Mike Sundin, Esko +
11B: Tom Jones, Mora
12A: Jay McNamar, Elbow Lake *
13A: Anne Buckvold, St. Joseph
14A: Aric Putnam, St. Cloud *
14B: Zach Dorholt, St. Cloud
15A: Kent Lestrud, Princeton *
15B: Karla Scapanski, Sauk Rapids +
16A: Al Kruse, Marshall
16B: Austin Grossenburg, New Ulm *
17A: Andrew Falk, Murdock
17B: Mary Sawatzky, Willmar *
18A: Dean Urdahl, Grove City *
18B: Darrel Mosel, Gaylord
19A: Clark Johnson, North Mankato
19B: Jack Considine, Mankato +
20B: David Bly, Northfield *
21A: Lisa Bayley, Red Wing
21B: Elise Diesslin, Elgin
22B: Kirby Kruse, Windom +
23A: Zac Huntley, Blue Earth
24A: Bev Cashman, Owatonna *
24B: Patti Fritz, Faribault +
25A: Linda Walbruch, Mantorville *
25B: Duane Sauke, Rochester *
26A: Tina Liebling, Rochester
26B: John Wayne Austinson, Eyota *
27A: Gary Schindler, Albert Lea *
27B: Jeanne Poppe, Austin *
28B: Greg Davids, Preston
29B: Steve Kilburn, Buffalo *
30A: Sarah Hamlin, Elk River
30B: Margaret Fernandez, Saint Michael
31A: Sarah Udvig, St. Francis
31B: Susan Larson, Ham Lake
32A: Paul Gammel, Fish Lake Township +
32B: Laurie Warner, North Branch +
35A: Andy Hillebregt, Ramsey
36A: Kevin Parker, Coon Rapids
36B: Melissa Hortman, Brooklyn Park
37A: Erin Koegel, Spring Lake Park +
37B: Susan Witt, Blaine *
38B: Ami Wazlawik, White Bear Lake *
39A: Jody Anderson, Stillwater +
39B: Alan Kantrud, Lake Elmo
40A: Mike Nelson, Brooklyn Park +
40B: Deb Hilstrom, Brooklyn Center +
41A: Connie Bernardy, Fridley
41B: Mary Kunesh-Podein, New Brighton *
42A: Barb Yarusso, Shoreview *
42B: Jamie Becker-Finn, Roseville +
43A: Peter Fischer, Maplewood
43B: Leon Lillie, North St. Paul +
44A: Ginny Klevorn, Plymouth
44B: Jon Applebaum, Minnetonka
45A: Lyndon Carlson, Crystal *
45B: Mike Freiberg, Golden Valley
46A: Peggy Flanagan, St. Louis Park
46B: Cheryl Youakim, Hopkins +
47B: Jane Montemayor, Excelsior
48A: Laurie Pryor, Minnetonka
49A: Ron Erhardt, Edina
49B: Paul Rosenthal, Edina
50A: Linda Slocum, Richfield *
50B: Andrew Carlson, Bloomington +
51A: Sandra Masin, Eagan
51B: Laurie Halverson, Eagan
52A: Rick Hansen, South St. Paul
52B: Mary T’Kach, Inver Grove Heights
53A: JoAnn Ward, Woodbury *
53B: Alberder Gillespie, Woodbury
54A: Jen Peterson, Cottage Grove +
54B: Don Slaten, Hastings +
55A: Mary Hernandez, Shakopee *
55B: Cecilia Haakenson, Prior Lake
56A: Jared Christiansen, Burnsville
56B: Lindsey Port, Burnsville
57A: Erin Maye Quade, Apple Valley
57B: John Huot, Rosemount
58A: LeAnn Weikle, Lakeville *
58B: Marla Vagts, Farmington
59A: Fue Lee, Minneapolis
59B: Ray Dehn, Minneapolis
60A: Diane Loeffler, Minneapolis
60B: Ilhan Omar, Minneapolis
61A: Frank Hornstein, Minneapolis
61B: Paul Thissen, Minneapolis
62A: Karen Clark, Minneapolis
62B: Susan Allen, Minneapolis
63A: Jim Davnie, Minneapolis *
63B: Jean Wagenius, Minneapolis
64A: Erin Murphy, St. Paul +
64B: Dave Pinto, St. Paul
65A: Rena Moran, St. Paul
65B: Carlos Mariani, St. Paul
66A: Alice Hausman, St. Paul
66B: John Lesch, St. Paul +
67A: Tim Mahoney, St. Paul +
67B: Sheldon Johnson, St. Paul +
 

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