Farnsworth announces candidacy for Minnesota Senate District 7

Farnsworth focuses on growing economy, mining in candidacy announcement

Rob Farnsworth announced his Republican candidacy for District 7 in the Minnesota State Senate.
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HIBBING — Rob Farnsworth announced his Republican candidacy for Minnesota Senate District 7.

Farnsworth ran for a House seat in District 6A in the 2020 election and fell 30 votes short of winning the seat that hasn’t been held by a Republican for over 60 years.

Farnsworth and his family grew up on the Iron Range with mining roots and has been a licensed teacher for 22 years.

A focus for Farnsworth is the economy, he said in a news release. He said he wants to continue mining in Minnesota in an effort to contribute to the economy and honor the Northland.

“We have a golden opportunity to grow the Northland economy and truly contribute to our national economy,” Farnsworth said. “I am concerned about the lack of growth and opportunity for the next generation. My children have fewer job opportunities and fewer retail and entertainment choices than we had when I was growing up. We need to change this so our kids can have the option of staying here.”


Farnsworth graduated high school in Chisholm and earned a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of St. Thomas. He received a master’s degree in special education from Minnesota State University, Mankato.

He currently lives in Hibbing with his wife, Jamie, and four children. He is a special education teacher with the Hibbing School District and a real estate agent with Village Realty.

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