SAINT PAUL, MINN. OCTOBER 21– The Minnesota Gun Owners Political Action Committee today announced their endorsement of Rich Stanek for Hennepin County Sheriff.
“During his time as Hennepin County Sheriff, Rich Stanek has consistently demonstrated a commitment to collaboratively seek solutions to reduce violent crime while protecting the constitutional rights of Minnesota’s gun owners, “ said Bryan Strawser, Executive Director, Minnesota Gun Owners PAC.
As Hennepin County Sheriff, Rich Stanek oversees Minnesota’s most populous county. Sheriff Stanek has issued more permits under the Minnesota Citizen’s Personal Protection Act (Minnesota’s “Permit to Carry” law) than any other sheriff in Minnesota.
“In 2013, many law enforcement leaders jumped at the opportunity to attempt infringements on 2nd Amendment rights, “ added Mark Okern, Chairman. “Sheriff Stanek was not one of them. Stanek remained steadfastly focused on violent criminals and treating the mentally ill as the best way to ensure public safety while respecting constitutional rights.”
“I’m excited to receive the endorsement of the Minnesota Gun Owners Political Action Committee. We share a common interest in addressing the challenges of violent crime and the dangerously mentally ill in Minnesota, “ said Rich Stanek.