6th Congressional District State House and Senate Candidates
Pat Davern for Minnesota House District 38A
Patrick Davern today announces his candidacy to seek the DFL
endorsement for State House District 38A. He will start the election
process with the precinct caucus’ attendees on February 4 and the
Senate District Convention on February 22.
Davern was the DFL candidate in 2012 after redistricting and is looking
forward to an election year which will be focusing on the issues that
directly affect the people of this community:
“The DFL controlled legislature in 2013 demonstrated my party’s ability
to act with not only fiscal responsibility but also wipe out the
Republican deficits endured during its tenure and return a budget
surplus of over $1 billion dollars back to the state”, Davern stated.
“My party shows what responsible and effective leadership and not
ideology can do for our citizens in these challenging economic times.”
“I believe my skill set and the ability to work hard for people, is
what the public deserves in an effective public servant.”
Davern further stated, “My life experience, as a homeowner, with
employment in both the public and private sector, especially in the
areas of technology and education will assist me in talking about
issues that face Minnesotans in our area with an eye on maintaining
sound fiscal policy for today and a vision for effective use of dollars
that will focus on the road ahead.”
Zach Dorholt Incumbent DFL State Representative from Senate District 14B
Born and raised in Minnesota.
- Graduate of St. Cloud State University
- B.A. Community Development
- M.S. Rehabilitation Counseling
- Graduate Certifcate in Marriage & Family Therapy from St. Mary’s University.
Like many students today, Zachary worked his way through college in the retail and service industry. He held numerous leadership positions while a student at SCSU serving multiple elected officer roles in organizations such as Cinescope,TKE, Intra-Fraternity Council and the Community Development Organization.
Zachary and his wife Jennifer both live and work in St. Cloud, where they also raise their daughter, Eliza.
Zach understands how businesses and communities work together.
Upon graduating with his Bachelor’s degree in Community Development, Zachary landed a job in the telecommunications industry. He has first hand experience working in the private sector and has been at the forefront of working with communities to expand technological advances. As a project coordinator, Zachary worked with cities, townships and counties throughout the Midwest on land-use, zoning, and environmental regulation compliance from the private side of the development table.
Zach Dorholt State Representative
JD Holmquist, MPH
MN House DFL Candidate-31B
JD Holmquist was born and raised local to the northern metro of the Twin Cities of Minnesota. His collegiate and professional careers have been dedicated to public health and civil service, and has promised to bring those experiences to St. Paul, bringing honesty back into the legislature. He believes in personal accountability, a government that helps those in need, and a people that helps their state in return; from the beginning he has said he believes in “hand ups, not hand outs.”
JD believes that Minnesota works best when we all are at our best. Cutting red tape to stimulate economic growth in small communities, affordable health care, investment in our education system, and ensuring that each and every Minnesotan has the opportunity to thrive. He will bring a fresh voice to the House and a new line of experience to the floor; public health education brings compassion for the people, civility, volunteering and ethical policy making. We live in a great state, and JD has promised to work to make 31B one of the best places to call home, right here in the heartland.
JD Holmquist, MPH
MN House DFL Candidate-31B
DFL Incumbent State House Representative District 37A Jerry Newton
Dan Wolgamatt, a DFL candidate for the Minnesota House
SD 14B St Cloud
Wolgamatt is a realtor and high school football coach at Sauk Rapids-Rice. He said he is passionate about education and ensuring kids in Central Minnesota have the opportunity to succeed.
“The biggest reason I’m running is to fight for every child in our community,” Wolgamott said. “Now, more than ever, we need hard-working people who have a passion for our community to step up and serve and that’s what I will do.”
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