2018 Endorsed Candidates

These are our 2018 endorsed Republican candidates for state and federal offices touching Olmsted county. All Minnesota candidates for all offices – federal, state, county, and local – can be found on the Secretary of State's web site.

Minnesota House of Representatives

District 25A
incumbent: Duane Quam (R)

Duane Quam
Duane Quam
District 26A
incumbent: Tina Liebling (D)

Paul Wilson
Paul Wilson
District 25B
incumbent: Duane Sauke (D)

Kenneth Bush
Kenneth Bush
District 26B
incumbent: Nels Pierson (R)

Nels Pierson

Minnesota Senate

District 25's Dave Senjem (R) and District 26's Carla Nelson (R) are in the middle of their four-year terms. There is no election this year.

Minnesota Constitutional Offices

incumbent: Mark Dayton (D)
(not running for re-election)
Jeff Johnson
Lieutenant Governor
incumbent: Michelle Fischbach (R)
(not running for re-election)
Donna Bergstrom
Minnesota Attorney General
incumbent: Lori Swanson (D)
(not running for re-election)
Doug Wardlow
Minnesota Auditor
incumbent: Rebecca Otto (D)
(not running for re-election)
Pam Myhra
Minnesota Secretary of State
incumbent: Steve Simon (D)

John Howe

United States House of Representatives

House District 1
incumbent: Tim Walz (D)
(not running for re-election)
Jim Hagedorn

United States Senate

Class I
incumbent: Amy Klobuchar (D)

Jim Newberger
Class II
incumbent: Tina Smith (D)

Karin Housley