John is a farm-grown educator, dad, husband, and union member running to serve Minnesota House District 4B. He works at Minnesota State Community and Technical College, where he advises and advocates for students every day. He is a committed member of his union, the Minnesota Association of Professional Employees, Local 1502, serving as a steward and on the college-wide Meet and Confer Team. John also teaches online history and government courses for Sisseton Wahpeton Tribal College in South Dakota. John is committed to family farming as a way of life, growing up as the fifth generation on his family’s farm in rural Norman County, Minnesota. He has been an active member of the Minnesota Farmers Union, graduating from their New Leader Academy and lobbying on behalf of family farmers and rural communities in Washington, D.C., and St. Paul. Most importantly, He is a dad to a two-year-old, Eleanor, and a husband to Natalie; he and his family live in Glyndon, Minnesota.
John is running for family farmers fighting against consolidation and monopolies. He’s running for fully funded public schools, from Pre-K to university, and the teachers, parents, and students within those schools. He’s running to reinforce healthcare and eldercare infrastructure while supporting our nurses, doctors, and other providers. He’s running for border-to-border rural broadband, rebuilt roads and bridges, and investments and jobs in our renewable energy infrastructure. John is running to ensure the working folks of northwestern Minnesota have a voice and an ally in St. Paul.