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

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

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.

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.