2022 Election Endorsements

Governor and Lt. Governor

  • Tim Walz and Peggy Flanagan

Statewide Constitutional Officers 

  • Attorney General: Keith Ellison
  • State Auditor: Julie Blaha
  • Secretary of State: Steve Simon

Minnesota House of Representatives

  • District 2A: Reed Olson
  • District 2B: Ericka Bailey 
  • District 3A: Rob Ecklund
  • District 4B: John Hest
  • District 7A: Julie Sandstede
  • District 7B: Dave Lislegard
  • District 8B: Arik Forsman
  • District 9A: Nancy Jost 
  • District 9B: Jason Satter
  • District 11A: Pete Radosevich
  • District 11B: Erik Olson
  • District 18A: Jeff Brand
  • District 18B: Luke Frederick
  • District 19A: Carolyn Treadway
  • District 20A: Laurel Stinson
  • District 20B: Elise Diesslin
  • District 22B: Marcia Stapelton
  • District 23A: Mary Hinnenkamp
  • District 23B: Thomas Stiehm
  • District 24A: Tina Liebling
  • District 25A: Kim Hicks
  • District 25B: Andy Smith
  • District 26A: Gene Pelowski
  • District 32A: Ashton Ramsammy
  • District 32B: Matt Norris
  • District 33B: Josiah Hill
  • District 34A: Brian Raines
  • District 35B: Jerry Newton
  • District 36A: Susan Strom
  • District 36B: Brion Curran
  • District 39A: Erin Koegel *former AFSCME Council 5 member
  • District 40B: Jamie Becker-Finn *AFSCME Council 5 member
  • District 41A: Pat Driscoll
  • District 41B: Tina Folch
  • District 42A: Ned Caroll
  • District 42B: Ginny Klevorn
  • District 44A: Peter Fischer
  • District 47A: Amanda Hemmington-Jaeger
  • District 53A: Mary Frances Clardy
  • District 53B: Rick Hansen
  • District 54B: Brad Tabke
  • District 55A: Jess Hanson 
  • District 56A: Robert Bierman 
  • District 56B: John Huot
  • District 57B: Erin Presse
  • District 58A: Kristi Pursell
  • District 58B: Steve Dungy
  • District 61A: Frank Hornstein

Minnesota State Senate

  • District 3: Grant Hauschild
  • District 4: Rob Kupec
  • District 7: Ben Denucci
  • District 18: Nick Frentz
  • District 19: Kate Falvey
  • District 24: Aleta Borrud
  • District 25: Liz Bolden
  • District 26: Dan Wilson
  • District 32: Kate Luthner
  • District 33: Nancy McLean 
  • District 34: John Hoffman
  • District 35: Kari Rehrauer
  • District 36: Heather Gustafson
  • District 37: Farhio Khalif
  • District 40: John Marty
  • District 41: Judy Seeberger
  • District 42: Bonnie Westlin
  • District 45: Kelly Morrison
  • District 47: Nicole Mitchell
  • District 48: Dan Kessler
  • District 55: Lindsey Port 
  • District 56: Erin Maye Quade

Hennepin County

  • County Attorney: Ryan Winkler
  • County Sheriff: Dawanna Witt
  • District 2: Irene Fernando
  • District 4: Angela Conley

Ramsey County

  • District 4: Rena Moran
  • District 6: MaiChong Xiong
  • County Attorney: John Choi

Washington County

  • District 2: Stan Karwoski
  • District 4: Karla Bigham   *AFSCME Council 5 member
  • County Attorney: Kevin Magnuson
  • County Sheriff: Dan Starry

Dakota County

  • County Attorney: Elizabeth Lamin   *AFSCME Council 5 member
  • District 3: Laurie Halverson
  • District 4: Joe Atkins

Anoka County

  • District 1: Kevin Landry
  • District 7: Mandy Meisner

Find out who represents you here.

This list will continue to be updated.

What is the Endorsement Process?

Regional PEOPLE Committees are made up of rank-and-file and local AFSCME Council 5 members who ensure all candidates submit a completed questionaire with answers to questions regarding the shared values of our members. During the screening, members are able to ask questions of the candidates and hold them accountable to our shared values. The PEOPLE Committee then may issue a recommendation for endorsement. Per the Council 5 Constitution, all endorsements are formally approved by the AFSCME Council 5 Executive Board. Federal candidates are approved by our International Union.

Can I participate?

Absolutely! All dues-paying members of AFSCME Council 5 can attend regional PEOPLE Committee screenings with candidates. All attendees will be allowed to ask questions of candidates, but only appointed PEOPLE Committee members may cast a formal vote to endorse/not endorse. Click here to see our calendar.

Time Off to Vote

Your employer is required by Minnesota Statute to give you sufficient time off to vote without penalty or loss of pay. If this statute is violated, the employer is guilty of a misdemeanor. Click here to view the statute.