MNA Candidate Endorsements

MNA members endorse candidates who support issues important to bedside nurses, like appropriate staffing levels in hospitals, adequate PPE supplies, and reforming the current health care system. The endorsement process involves members at every step of the way.

Minnesota Statewide Executive Candidates

Tim Walz, Governor
Peggy Flanagan, Lt. Governor
Keith Ellison, Attorney General
Julie Blaha, State Auditor
Steve Simon, Secretary of State

Minnesota House Candidates

Rob Ecklund, District 3A – MNA Advocate
Mary Murphy, District 3B – MNA Supporter
Heather Keeler, District 4A – MNA Supporter
Julie Sandstede, District 7A – MNA Supporter
David Lislegard, District 7B – MNA Supporter
Liz Olson, District 8A – MNA Champion
Pete Radosevich, Distrct 11A
Jeff Brand, District 18A
Luke Fredrick, District 18B
Tom Stiehm, District 23B
Tina Liebling, District 24B – MNA Champion
Matt Norris, District 32B
Josiah Hill, District 33B
Melissa Hortman, District 34B – MNA Champion
Zach Stephenson, District 35A – MNA Advocate
Jerry Newton, District 35B
Kristin Bahner, District 37B – MNA Advocate
Michael Nelson, District 38A – MNA Advocate
Erin Kogel, District 39A – MNA Advocate
Sandra Feist, District 39B – MNA Advocate
Kelly Moller, District 40A – MNA Supporter
Jamie Becker-Finn, District 40B – MNA Advocate
Ginny Klevorn, District 42B – MNA Advocate
Cedrick Frazier, District 43A – MNA Champion
Mike Freiberg, District 43B – MNA Advocate
Peter Fischer, District 44A – MNA Advocate
Leon Lillie, District 44B – MNA Champion
Larry Kraft, District 46A
Patty Acomb, District 45B
Cheryl Youakim, District 46B – MNA Supporter
Carlie Kotyza-Witthuhn, District 49B – MNA Supporter
Mike Howard, District 51A – MNA Champion
Rick Hansen, District 53B – MNA Advocate
Brad Tabke, District 54A
Jess Hanson, District 55A – MNA Supporter
Kaela Berg, District 55B – MNA Supporter
Robert Bierman, District 56A – MNA Supporter
John Huot, District 56B – MNA Advocate
Fue Lee, District 59A – MNA Advocate
Esther Agbaje, District 59B
Mohamud Noor, District 60B – MNA Advocate
Frank Hornstein, District 61A – MNA Advocate
Jamie Long, District 61B – MNA Supporter
Aisha Gomez, District 62A – MNA Advocate
Samantha Sencer-Mura, District 63A 
Emma Greenman, District 63B – MNA Advocate
Kaohly Her, District 64A – MNA Supporter
Dave Pinto, District 64B – MNA Advocate
María Isa Pérez-Hedges, District 65B
Leigh Finke, District 66A
Athena Hollins, District 66B – MNA Supporter
Liz Lee, District 67A

Minnesota Senate Candidates

Grant Hauschild, District 3
Ben DeNucci, District 7
Jen McEwen, District 8 – MNA Champion
Aric Putnam, District 14 – MNA Supporter
Nick Frentz, District 18
Aleta Borrud, District 24
Nancy McLean, District 33
John Hoffman, District 34 – MNA Supporter
Jim Abler, District 35 – MNA Champion
Heather Gustafson, District 36
Farhio Khalif, District 37
Susan Pha, District 38
Mary Kunesh, District 39 – MNA Supporter
John Marty, District 40 – MNA Champion
Julie Seeberger, District 41
Bonnie Westlin, District 42
Ann Rest, District 43 – MNA Supporter
Nicole Mitchell, District 47
Steve Cwodzinski, District 49 – MNA Advocate
Alice Mann, District 50
Melissa Halvvorson Wicklund, District 51 – MNA Advocate
Jim Carlson, District 52 – MNA Supporter
Lindsey Port, District 55 – MNA Advocate
Erin Maye Quade, District 56
Bobby Joe Champion, District 59 – MNA Supporter
Kari Dziedzic, District 60 – MNA Advocate
Scott Dibble, District 61 – MNA Advocate
Zaynab Mohamed, District 63
Sandy Pappas, District 65 – MNA Advocate
Erin Murphy, District 64 – MNA Champion
Clare Oumou Verbeten, District 66
Foung Hawj, District 67 – MNA Supporter

Learn more about the endorsement process