Jim Hagedorn was born in Blue Earth, Minnesota, in 1962, to parents Thomas, a grain and livestock farmer, and Kathleen, a homemaker. Jim’s grandparents, Fred and Viola Mittelstadt and Pete and Elaine Hagedorn, were all lifelong Blue Earth residents.
In 1963 the family moved from Blue Earth to their 160 acre grain and hog farm located just outside the small town of Truman. Jim’s formative years were spent on the Truman farm. His father and grandfather were full-time farmers and, as partners, regularly worked 1,000 acres or more. Jim helped work the land, walk the bean fields, feed the hogs, maintain the property, and developed a firsthand understanding of farming and the business side of agriculture.
Tyler Kistner is a born and raised Minnesotan who recently got off of active duty from the military after nine years of service in the U.S. Marine Corps. Tyler served in the elite Marine Special Operations Forces, the Marine Raiders. He came from humble beginnings where he learned from his family a strong sense of family values, professionalism, work ethic, and how to be a resource to friends, family, and community. He also became heavily involved in his church, where he built his faith in the Lord. It was also during this time he met his high school sweetheart and now wife, Marie. He attended Champlin Park High School, where he played football and wrestling. Once he graduated from high school, he went to North Hennepin Community College before transferring to the University of Minnesota. Throughout college, Tyler served his community by being a small group leader and mentor as well as doing community outreach through his church. During summers at the University of Minnesota, Tyler worked at a camp in northern Minnesota where he served as a camp counselor and assistant camp program director.
Minnesotans deserve courageous leaders who are focused, disciplined, and honest; who will take a stand when times are hard.
You deserve leaders who won’t say one thing then throw those promises out the window when they get to Washington.
We face tough problems today, problems I can address in a meaningful way because of my personal and professional experiences.
I’m a leader with both military and corporate experience that is outside the world of politics.
I know how to create a vision and move people toward a goal that is larger than each individual and that transcends racial, economic and gender differences.
With your support and vote, we can create a new vision and chart a new course for Minnesota and our country.
I’ll put aside partisan game playing and focus on the issues that matter.
And in doing so, we’ll build bridges that will make America better, stronger and more united than ever before.
Sia Lo received his Juris Doctor from Hamline Law School in St. Paul Minnesota, 1996 and has undergraduate degree from North Park University, Chicago Illinois in Medical Technology, 1989.
Sia Lo has practiced law as a solo practitioner with Lo Law Firm, P.A. since 2005. Mr. Lo practices extensively in civil, criminal defense, personal injuries and family law. He serves as General Counsel for Hmong Council of 18 serving Minnesota, Wisconsin and Arkansas. He serves individual and corporate clients in transactional and and litigation settings, in corporate formations, compliance and operations, business and employment operations, franchise and financial transactions, real estate acquisition / development, commercial leasing, regulatory compliance, trademark prosecution, business and personal immigration, personal injury and white collar criminal defense.
Lacy Johnson for Congress has been a resident of North Minneapolis for over 40 years. He believes the community and its people are among the best in Minnesota.
He was born in Natchez, MS, where his mom, dad, and elders raised him, his six sisters and three brothers. Though times were economically challenging, Lacy had “a perfect childhood” and “the best public school education.”
Lacy has been married to his wife Betty for 40 years with whom they raised two sons, Darien and Adrian.
Congressman Tom Emmer was sworn in for his first term in the U.S. House of Representatives on January 6, 2015. He is currently serving his third term.
Tom was recently elected by his fellow Republican colleagues to join the House GOP Leadership team as the Chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee for the 116th Congress. Currently, he sits on the House Financial Services Committee. He is also a member of the Republican Deputy Whip Team and the House Republican Steering Committee.
Born in 1961, Tom grew up in Minnesota and attended St. Thomas Academy. He received his BA in Political Science from the University of Alaska-Fairbanks and his JD from William Mitchell College of Law.
After practicing law for several years, he opened his own law firm. The next 20 years were spent balancing family, business, coaching hockey, and serving on the city councils in Independence and Delano.
Before coming to Congress, he served in the Minnesota House of Representatives from 2004-2008.
He and his wife Jacquie have been married over 30 years and have seven children. They reside in Delano.
Michelle Fischbach is a trailblazer and a proven conservative leader. She recently served as the 49th Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota, ascending to that position following the resignation of her predecessor. She was the first woman in Minnesota history to serve as President of the Minnesota Senate – initially from 2011-12 and then again from 2017-18. She also served as Chairman of the Senate Higher Education Committee. She was first elected to the Minnesota Senate in 1996 and served until 2018. She holds a B.A. from St. Cloud State University and a J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law. She and her husband, Scott, live near Paynesville and have two grown children and five grandchildren.
Pete Stauber grew up in Duluth and graduated from Denfeld High School. He earned his BS Degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Fire Science from Lake Superior State University.
With a hockey background, Stauber had the opportunity to play hockey with the Detroit Red Wings organization. After retiring from professional hockey, he began his law enforcement career with the Duluth Police Department, where he served as an Area Commander, as well as President of the Law Enforcement Labor Services Union, Local 363. He retired after 23 years of service in August, 2017.
Stauber’s political career began when he served two terms as a Hermantown City Councilor. In2012, he successfully ran for St. Louis County Commissioner against a 16-year incumbent. In 2016, Stauber was re-elected as County Commissioner with 78% of the total votes.