Here’s a list of who is running for Republican Party of Minnesota Leadership. This list includes official candidates as well as rumored or draft candidates.
My hope is that we start to treat Leadership races like job interviews, not campaigns. Anyone can give a speech to a room full of Republicans. And just because you can win the Delegate election battle does not mean you are going to be either a good statewide candidate or a Party Chair. Proof of that is the last 2 statewide elections, not to mention Ron Carey & Tony Sutton’s tenures of running this party.
Send me any I may have missed.
Chair / Deputy Chair
Marjorie Holsten – Update: Dropped out and endorsed Keith Downey on Jan 30.
Bonn Clayton – YES – ho hum
Ryan Love – YES - Facebook
Chris Fields – YES – Facebook (Congressional??)
Brian Sullivan -
Brandon Sawalich -
Bill Guidera -
Jack Rogers - Facebook - NO (See comment)
Marrianne Stebbins – Ron Paul campaign Queen B.
Pat Anderson -
Pat Garofalo -
Pete Hegseth – NO (Confirmed)
Andy Parrish - Facebook -? He wants us to want him. ? He needs us to pay him. ? He loves it when we praise him. ? But he hates it when we question him. ? He used to work for Michele ? But that didn’t end so well. ? He ran the marriage amendment campaign ? Which led to the DFL’s Legislative Gains ? ( Here comes another facebook rant in 3 – 2 – 1 )
*** ***** (There is also a former Chair candidate who I once supported and was friends with but has since threatened to sue me if said person’s name even appears on this blog. I suspect if I post why said person doesn’t deserve consideration for Chair that would also lead to another email threatening me with a lawsuit being sent to my fiancé telling me to stop talking about this person.)
Andy Aplikowski – I have been encouraged to run for Deputy Chair. My response “I’m still a square peg in a world full of round holes.” Maybe some day but….. (Update: I am running for CD6 Treasurer)