My name is Andy Aplikowski
I am a conservative and believe in limited government.
I was on the Blaine Park Board for 4 years until my conservative values were no longer welcomed by the City Council. I was elected Chair of Senate District 51 Republicans in 2005 and was the Anoka Vice Chair for the 6th Congressional District Republicans for a number of years off and on thru 2013. I am the CD6 GOP Treasurer & Finance Director (Designee) going into the 2013 – 2014 cycle.
I come from a family that has run its own businesses for half a century. One could say that is how I became a conservative, or one couldn’t. I have 2 rather liberal Democrats for siblings. My mother was an elected official for part of my childhood, so I guess it was just natural for me to get involved. I am a rarity though, I am both a political party member/activist and a blogger. Now I can understand why most bloggers want nothing to do with political party involvement, but it is a sick twisted addiction, I guess
I grew up in the suburbs of the Twin Cities, graduated from High School, and attended some college in Duluth. Duluth is a tough town for a conservative. You agree with so many of the people there, but they vote against you anyway. College was not the right thing for me, we’ll just leave it at that.
I came home in 1998 to help my family run the business, as my father had been diagnosed with cancer. He died shorthly after that, and I have been working there ever since.
I’m a pretty simple guy. Maybe I’ll put more up here at a later date. I’m afraid of putting too much up here yet.
For info on this blog or why I blog check the ‘About This Blog’.