Congressional District

Minnesota has eight Congressional districts. Olmsted county is part of the First Congressional district. Their web site can tell you more about that.

In even-numbered years, the BPOU — Olmsted county — convention elects delegates and alternate delegates (a.k.a. alternates) to our congressional district, and state conventions. In Olmsted county, the same delegates and alternates serve both purposes.

The grouping by house districts is for organizing the balloting and displaying the results; all voting is by all county delegates and each delegate represents the entire county.

We elected 61 delegates for 2020 and 2021 at our county convention on April 11, 2020.


HD 25A (13)
Phil Christiansen
Andrew Clay
Ricky Clay
John Gifford
Bruce Kaskubar
Patricia Larson
Al Maves
Aaron Miller
Rick Murray
Duane Quam, Jr
Debra Seifert
Louis Seifert
Gerad Welch
HD 25B (14)
Fran Bradley
Mary Bradley
Cathy Briese
Aaron Eberhart
Bobbie Gallas
Greg Gallas
Melinda Hutchison
Michael Hutchison
Malachi McNeilus
Greg Opdahl
Dave Senjem
Sandy Severson
Terry Severson
Jan Throndson
HD 26A (11)
Brian Davis
Jen Jacobson
Michael LaPlante
Kathy Meyerle
Carla Nelson
Terry Nelson
Fred Nobrega
Gerald Pestka
Conner Reed
Sue Sundlee
Reuben Unseth
HD 26B (23)
Harold Anderson
Vel Anderson
Marilyn Baker
Chris Brandt
Pauline Fontaine
Len Griffith
Dave Groteluschen
Emil Koretzky
Curtis Kuecker
Bill Kuisle
Kent Larson
Jennifer Naatz-Smith
James Niehoff
Michael Petersen
Nels Pierson
Nicole Pierson
Larry Plank
Jim Schumann
Kathy Schumann
Dan Sepeda
Daniel Toft
Kevin Welter
Julie Zuehlke


These alternate delegates replace delegates who cannot attend to their obligations. Each district was allowed to elect up to twice as many alternates as delegates. The sequence is numeric and represents rank order.

Alternates are seated in rank order within the house district from which they were nominated and elected. When a district does not have enough native alternates to fill its allotted representation, alternates from other Olmsted districts fill those seats. However, rank has no meaning outside the district in which one was elected so cross-seated alternates are chosen by lot.

HD 25A

  1. Alice Thill
HD 25B

  1. Steve Wilson
  2. Wayne Harris
  3. Jeanne Wilson
HD 26A

  1. Rick Nolting
  2. John Robinson
  3. Wes Lund
  4. Lorraine Deedrick
  5. Jeremy Griffith
  6. Jackie Mickow
HD 26B

  1. Barry Shepherd
  2. Jane Burgstaler