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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.

Paul Wellstone - 1990

CANDIDATE DIRECTORY LEGEND:
Bold = Active Candidate
Italics = Potential Candidate
* = Incumbent
(Incumbent Party Listed First)

Filing Deadline: June 3, 2014
Primary: August 12, 2014

This page was last updated on October 14, 2014

Jack Shepard for Senate
AD: Prepared and paid for by Jack Shepard for Senate Comm.


STATE CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS:

GOVERNOR & LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR:
(Governor & Lt. Governor candidates run together on tickets in the primary.)

Mark Dayton (DFL)* - (Campaign Site)
& Tina Smith (DFL) - Gubernatorial Chief of Staff, Ex-Mayoral Aide & Ex-Marketing Consultant

Jeff Johnson (R) - Hennepin County Commissioner, Ex-State Rep., RNC Committeeman & Attorney
& Bill Kuisle (R) - Ex-State Rep., Ex-Olmstead County Commissioner & Farmer

Chris Wright (Grassroots) - Marijuana Legalization Activist, Computer Engineer & Frequent Candidate
& David Daniels (Grassroots) - Playwright, Actor, Marijuana Legalization Activist & '00 US Sen. Candidate

Hannah Nicollet (IP) - Software Developer & Ron Paul Campaign Activist
& Tim Gieseke (IP) - Agribusiness Consultant, Farmer & Author

Chris Holbrook (Libertarian) - Building Materials Salesman & Ex-Factory Worker
& Chris Dock (Libertarian) - Financial Consultant

Frank Forrestal (Socialist Workers/Write-In) - Communist Political Organizer, Coal Miner & Frequent Candidate
& Runningmate Not Yet Named

Merrill Anderson (Veterans/Write-In) - Retired Public Relations Consultant
& Mark Anderson (Veterans/Write-In)

Next State Constitutional Officer Elections in 2014.

Arne Carlson

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR:
[ Yvonne Prettner Solon (DFL)* - Retiring in 2014. ]

SECRETARY OF STATE:
[ Mark Ritchie (DFL)* - Retiring in 2014. ]
Steve Simon (DFL) - State Rep. & Attorney
Dan Severson (R) - Ex-State Rep., Businessman, Navy Veteran, '10 Nominee & '12 US Sen. Candidate
Bob Helland (IP) - IT Consultant & Ex-State Revenue Dept. Employee
Bob Odden (Libertarian) - Ex-State Party Chair, Insurance Risk Consultant & '12 Columbia Heights Mayor Candidate

ATTORNEY GENERAL:
Lori Swanson (DFL)* - (Campaign Site)
Scott Newman (R) - State Sen., Ex-State Rep., Attorney & Ex-Police Officer
Andy Dawkins (Green) - Ex-State Rep., Attorney, Writer & Ex-Democrat
Brandan Borgos (IP) - Attorney
Mary O'Connor (Libertarian) - Ex-Brooklyn Center City Councilor, State Party Treasurer & Frequent Candidate
Dan Vacek (Independent) - County Welfare Worker, Marijuana Legalization Activist & Frequent Candidate

Rudy Perpich - Alex Olson - 1978

STATE AUDITOR:
Rebecca Otto (DFL)*
- (Campaign Site)
Randy Gilbert (R) - Ex-Long Lake Mayor, Auditor & '10 Candidate
Judith Schwartzbacher (Grassroots) - Marijuana Legalization Activist
Pat Dean (IP) - Businessman
Keegan Iversen (Libertarian) - Businessman & National Guard Veteran


Harold Stassen - 1978

STATE LEGISLATURE:

State House - ( DFL Caucus - Republican Caucus )

State Senate
- ( DFL Caucus - Republican Caucus )


U.S. SENATOR:

Al Franken (DFL)* - (Campaign Site)
Mike McFadden (R) - Finance Executive
Steve Carlson (IP) - Business Consultant, Tea Party Activist & '10/'12 US Rep. Nominee
Heather Johnson (Libertarian) - State Party Secretary & Writer
Jack Shepard (Write-In) - Dentist, Fugitive Felon Living in Italy, USAF Veteran & Frequent Candidate

Hubert Humphrey - 1976

Amy Klobuchar (DFL)* - (Campaign Site) - Next Election in 2018.


U.S. CONGRESS:

District 1:
Tim Walz (DFL)* - (Campaign Site)
Jim Hagedorn (R) - Businessman, Ex-Congressional Aide & Son of Ex-Cong Tom Hagedorn

District 2:
John Kline (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Mike Obermueller (DFL) - Ex-State Rep., Attorney & '12 Nominee
Paula Overby (IP) - Technology Analyst & Ex-Democrat

Arlen Erdahl - 1978

District 3:
Erik Paulsen (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Sharon Sund (DFL) - Scientist & Progressive Activist

District 4:
Betty McCollum (DFL)* - (Campaign Site)
Sharna Walhgren (R) - Attorney & Ex-Congressional Aide
Dave Thomas (IP) - Iraq War Veteran, Teacher & Volunteer Firefighter

District 5:
Keith Ellison (DFL)* - (Campaign Site)
Doug Daggett (R) - Software Sales Executive
Lee Bauer (IP) - Machinist

Tim Penny

District 6:
[ Michele Bachmann (R)* - Retiring in 2014. ]
Tom Emmer (R) - Ex-State Rep., Ex-Delano City Councilman & '10 Gov. Nominee
Joe Perske (D) - Sartell Mayor & Ex-Teacher
John Denney (IP) - Law School Student

District 7:
Collin Peterson (DFL)* - (Campaign Site)
Torrey Westrom (R) - State Sen., Ex-State Rep. & Attorney

District 8:
Rick Nolan (DFL)* - (Campaign Site)
Stewart Mills (R) - Businessman
Ray "Skip" Sandman (Green) - Retired Corrections Officer, Vietnam War Veteran & Community Activist


Erika Anderson

STATE POLITICAL PARTIES:

Communist Party of Minnesota
Constitution Party of Minnesota
Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL)
Green Party of Minnesota
Independence Party of Minnesota (IP)
Libertarian Party of Minnesota
Republican Party of Minnesota


Rudy Boschwitz - 1978

STATE ELECTION OFFICE:

Secretary of State's Office

Campaign Finance & Public Disclosure Board


Tim Pawlenty - 2006

STATE NEWS SOURCES:

Alexandria Echo Press
Annandale Advocate
Austin Daily Herald
Blaine/Spring Lake Park Life
Brainerd Daily Dispatch
Cannon Falls Beacon
Checks & Balances
Coon Rapids Herald
Duluth News-Tribune
Elk River Star News
Grant County Herald
Inside Minnesota Politics
Lake Country Echo / Pine River Journal (Pequot Lakes)
Mankato Free Press
Minneapolis Observer (Alternative)
Minneapolis Star Tribune
- (Politics Section)
Minneapolis/St. Paul City Pages (Alternative)
Minnesota Daily (University of Minnesota)
Minnesota Progressive Project
Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder (African-American)
MinnPost.com
Morrison County Record
New Ulm Journal
Northfield Citizens

Martin Olav Sabo - 1976

Page 1 Publications (6 Community Newspapers)
Politics in Minnesota
Republican Minnesota
Rochester Post-Bulletin
Southwest Journal (Minneapolis)
St. Paul Legal Ledger
St. Paul Pioneer Press
Sun Newspapers (Minnesota Community Newspaper Chain)
Thisweek Newspapers (Burnsville)
Tyler Tribute
West Central Tribune (Willmar)
Winona Daily News


KSTP TV-5 (ABC - Minneapolis)

Minnesota Public Radio

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