Minnesota Gun Owners PAC announces endorsements in seventy-eight house districts

MINNESOTA GUN OWNERS POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE ENDORSES
STATE REPRESENTATIVE CANDIDATES IN SEVENTY-EIGHT RACES ACROSS STATE 

SAINT PAUL, MINN.  August 5, 2014 – The Minnesota Gun Owners Political Action Committee today announced their endorsement of candidates in 78 Minnesota house district races.  The endorsed candidates span the state, include both challengers and incumbents, and cross party lines, demonstrating that the protection of the constitutional rights of Minnesota’s gun owners is a non-partisan issue.

 “Today, we’re proud to announce the endorsement of 78 additional candidates for state representative in Minnesota, “ said Mark Okern, Chairman, Minnesota Gun Owners PAC. “Each of these candidates are committed to protecting our Second Amendment freedoms in Saint Paul next year.”

The 78 additional endorsements join four endorsements for state representative previously announced by the MN Gun Owners PAC.  A full list of endorsed candidates is below.

“This year, there are many races where there is a clearly defined choice between a candidate that does not respect the civil rights of gun owners, and those who do, ” said Bryan Strawser, Executive Director.  “We will be mobilizing our grassroots supporters to get gun owners to the polls in August and November on behalf of our endorsed candidates.”

Endorsements by the Minnesota Gun Owners PAC are based on a variety of factors, including candidate surveys, previous voting records, public statements, and grading from other credible gun rights organizations.

“In addition to these endorsements, we are closely watching primary races in house districts 30B, 35A, and 55A where a number of strong candidates are competing in the primaries. We will review these races following the primary on August 12th for potential endorsement, “ said Strawser.

 

List of Newly Endorsed Minnesota House Candidates

 

District

Candidate

1A

Dan Fabian

1B

Debra Kiel

2A

David Hancock

4A

Brian Gramer

4B

Paul Marquart

5B

Tom Anzelc

6A

Carly Melin

8A

Bud Nornes

8B

Mary Franson

9A

Mark Anderson

10A

John Ward

10B

Dale Lueck

11B

Tim Faust

12B

Paul Anderson

13A

Jeff Howe

13B

Tim O’Driscoll

14B

Jim Knoblach

15A

Sondra Erickson

15B

Jim Newberger

16A

Chris Swedzinski

16B

Paul Torkelson

17A

Tim Miller

18A

Dean Urdahl

18B

Glenn Gruenhagen

19A

Kim Spears

19B

Dave Kruse

20A

Bob Vogel

21A

Tim Kelly

22A

Joe Schomacker

22B

Rod Hamilton

23A

Bob Gunther

24A

John Petersburg

24B

Brian Daniels

25A

Duane Quam

27A

Peggy Bennett

28B

Greg Davids

29A

Joe McDonald

30A

Nick Zerwas

 

District

Candidate

31A

Kurt Daudt

31B

Tom Hackbarth

32A

Brian Johnson

32B

Bob Barrett

33A

Jerry Hertaus

33B

Cindy Pugh

34A

Joyce Peppin

34B

Dennis Smith

35B

Peggy Scott

36A

Mark Uglem

37A

Mandy Benz

37B

Tim Sanders

38A

Linda Runbeck

38B

Matt Dean

39A

Bob Dettmer

39B

Kathy Lohmer

40A

Charles Sutphen

41B

Camden Pike

44A

Sarah Anderson

45A

Richard Lieberman

46B

Bryan Bjornson

47B

Joe Hoppe

48A

Kirk Stensrud

48B

Jenifer Loon

50A

Dean Mumbleau

52A

Joe Blum

52B

Joe Atkins

53B

Kelly Fenton

54A

Mathew Kowalski

54B

Denny Mcnamara

56B

Roz Peterson

57A

Tara Mack

57B

Anna Wills

58B

Pat Garofalo

59B

Margaret Martin

60A

Brent Millsop

61B

Tom Gallagher

64A

Andrew Brown

66A

Jon Heyer

67B

John Quinn

 

List of Previously Endorsed Minnesota House Candidates

 

District

Candidate

3A

David Dill

21B

Steve Drazkowski

23B

Tony Cornish

47A

Jim Nash

 

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