Meet Our Candidates

Democracy is not a spectator sport."

- Harvey from Harmony

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Daniel Wilson

Minnesota Senate District 26

​    As a new father, I understand that my most important job is helping to build a safer, more secure world for my daughter Riley and all the other children. That means affordable healthcare, quality education, paid family leave, sick leave, and childcare.

    As a farmer, here in Southern Minnesota, we want to stay on the land. We want to live and work on farms. We want to live and work in small towns that can sustain jobs right on Main Street, because there are enough farmers on the land to support those jobs. As a farmer I know that when we invest in our soil, we invest in our future.

​  As a Friend, my Quaker tradition teaches me to listen and seek consensus, not to divide or exploit people. As part of my religion I fundamentally believe that we all have more in common than we have dividing us.

Jeff Ettinger

United States House of Representatives

Special Election on August 9th for this seat

 Jeff moved to Austin thirty years ago with his wife LeeAnn, and never left. They love spending time with their kids and grandkids, and attend St. Edward Catholic Church.

   He has worked for years to strengthen his community and for those who’ve been left out of our economy, from his business career to the charitable works of the Hormel Foundation to his current role as the co-Chair of Governor Walz’s Council on Economic Expansion.

 

   He’s the former CEO of Minnesota’s own Hormel Foods, where he and the team created thousands of good-paying jobs, expanded profit sharing for the company’s workers, and was named Most Responsible CEO of the year.


   Jeff Ettinger is not a politician. He’s never run for office before, and he’s in this race now to address the problems that politicians seem unable or unwilling to fix. As he’s done his entire career right here in Southern Minnesota, Jeff will work hard to build solutions that work for everyone

“We are in a battle for the soul of this nation. And if we’re going to get through these crises—we need to come together and unite for a better America."

– Vice President Joe Biden

“Don’t give up – our country needs you now more than ever. This is a pivotal moment in the history of our country: Our ideals are at stake, and we all have to fight for who we are. We are all, and should be treated as, equals, but the disparity in terms of income and inequality, for women and women of color, is significant.” 

– Senator Kamala Harris