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Jeff Anderson City of residence: Duluth Occupation: Left job as radio advertising executive in December to pursue office Age: 35 Education: Attended University of Minnesota Duluth, where he studied political science and journalism Elected and civ...
City of residence: Duluth
Occupation: Left job as radio advertising executive in December to pursue office
Education: Attended University of Minnesota Duluth, where he studied political science and journalism
Elected and civic experience: Served on Duluth City Council from 2008 to 2012, past president of the Duluth Economic Development Authority, member and past board president of Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank, served on the Duluth Housing Commission, member of the board of directors of Duluth Aviation Expo.
Endorsements received: Duluth Mayor Don Ness; Rep. Roger Reinert; Rep. Tom Huntley; Tom Rukavina; Jerry Janovich; Tony Sertich; the mayors of Ely, Virginia, Chisholm, Buhl, Hoyt Lakes and Moose Lake; International Brotherhood of Boilermakers; International Association of Firefighters and Duluth Police Union
Hobbies and interests: Hunting, fishing and spending time outdoors
City of residence: Duluth
Occupation: Co-Chair of Jobs21! initiative for the BlueGreen Alliance
Education: Drake University, B.A. sociology/psychology, 1983; Arizona State University, M.Ed. counselor education, 1986; William Mitchell College of Law, J.D. cum laude, 1992
Elected and civic experience: State senator 2005-10, assistant majority leader 2006-10; executive director of Minnesota's Community Action Program 1998-2006; associate chair, Minnesota DFL Party 2003-05; founder and initial director, Central Minnesota Habitat for Humanity; served on numerous boards including Governor's Workforce Development Council, National Rural Health Advisory Council and Greater Minnesota Housing Fund.
Endorsements received: United Steelworkers, former President Bill Clinton, Womenwinning, EMILY's List, Women's Campaign Fund, National Organization of Women, numerous current and previous local elected officials
Hobbies and interests: Fishing, hiking, camping, biking, hunting, trap shooting, travel, reading, quilting, sewing, gardening and volunteering.
Family: Husband Doug, sons Colin and Nathan
City of residence: Crosby
Occupation: Real estate broker
Education: B.A., University of Minnesota
Elected and civic experience: Member of the Minnesota State House of Representatives, 1969-1973; elected as a Democrat to the 94th and the two succeeding Congresses (1975-81)
Endorsements received: Former 8th District U.S. Congressman James L. Oberstar; Minnesota Lt. Gov. Yvonne Prettner Solon; Gov. Mark Dayton; U.S. senators Amy Klobuchar, Al Franken and Tom Harkin; U.S. Congress members Keith Ellison, Betty McCollum, Collin Peterson, Tim Walz, George Miller, Rosa Delauro, Anna Eshoo, Pete Stark, John Larson, Henry Waxman and Jim McDermott; former Congress members Gerry Sikorski, Bill Luther and Martin Sabo; Minnesota state senators Tom Bakk, Tony Lourey and Tom Saxhaug; state representatives Tom Anzelc, Bill Hilty, Kerry Gauthier, Mary Murphy, John Persell and John Ward; former state legislators Joe Begich and Becky Lourey; DFL labor union activists George Sundstrom and Tina Welsh; Minnesota political organizer Erik Peterson; Veda Ponikvar; Teamsters Joint Council 32; United Food and Commercial Workers Union UFCW; International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers IBEW; UA Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 11; International Association of Machinists IAM; Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen; Carlton County Labor Body President Mike Kuitu; Iron Range Labor Assembly President Tom Cvar; AFL-CIO Central Labor Body President Dan O'Neill; Northeast Area Labor Council President Alan Netland; former AFL-CIO President Dave Roe
Hobbies and interests: Hunting, fishing, maple-syrup-making, harvesting wild rice, gardening and caring for his farm.
Family: Rick and his wife, Mary, live on a small farm near Crosby. Rick has four children (Michael, Leah, John and Katherine) and 10 grandchildren.