SEIU Endorses in Competitive 2016 Primaries

St. Paul, Minn — The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Minnesota State Council is excited to announce its initial Primary Election endorsements of  the 2016 election season. The SEIU Minnesota State Council endorsed candidates based on their history of supporting and championing working families and the issues most important to members of SEIU in their districts and across the state. The State Council encourages all members to take part in their precinct caucus. Minnesota will hold precinct caucuses on March 1st as the first step in determining who will receive party endorsements.

2016 SEIU Primary Endorsements


6A Julie Sandstede

7B Liz Olson

17A Andrew Falk

17B Mary Sawatzky

41A Val Rolstad

44A Ginny Klevorn

49A Ron Erhardt

54A Jen Peterson

56B Lindsey Port

57A Erin Maye Quade

59A Joe Mullery

60B Phyllis Kahn

65A Rena Moran


44 Leah Solo

52 Matt Klein

60 Kari Dziedzic

62 Jeff Hayden

Minneapolis School Board

At Large – Kim Ellison

District 2 – Kerry Jo Felder

District 4 – Bob Walser

More information about the caucus process is available on the Minnesota Secretary of State’s 2016 Caucus website.

Caucus locations are available through the Minnesota Secretary of State’s Caucus Finder. 


SEIU is the workers who provide care and support for your family in public schools, hospitals, higher education, nursing homes, schools, in your homes and the Twin Cities’ largest public and private buildings. The SEIU Minnesota State Council coordinates the electoral, legislative and outreach work of the SEIU Locals in Minnesota to increase the effectiveness of their collective bargaining and new member organizing campaigns. By building the political involvement of the approximately 53,000 SEIU members throughout the state, the State Council is working to improve the lives of all Minnesotans. The State Council’s board is comprised of elected leaders, members, and staff of the five SEIU Local Unions in Minnesota.

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