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The best ideas come from the people of Minnesota

The work of the Secretary of State's office doesn't just happen at a desk in St. Paul. It happens throughout the state in counties like Clay County, and Cook County, and Cottonwood County.

That's why Secretary Simon travels to all 87 counties every year so he can meet with and listen to Minnesotans, whether that's to hear from local and county officials, high school and college students, small businesses, chambers of commerce, domestic violence advocates, faith and labor organizations, or farmers and manufacturers.

Secretary Simon knows the best ideas come from the people of Minnesota and these conversations are a great way to hear directly from you and learn more about how our office can better improve the lives of all Minnesotans. Select a county below to see below what Secretary Simon has been up to in your area.


  

Aitkin County

June 2015: Met with Advocates Against Domestic Abuse

May 2016: Met with Aitkin County Auditor Kirk Peysar and Deputy Auditors

April 2017: Met with Aitkin County Chamber of Commerce 

February 2018: Met with Aitkin County Auditor/Treasurer Kirk Peysar

August 2019: Met with Aitkin County Auditor Kirk Peysar

September 2020: Met with Aitkin County Auditor Kirk Peysar

September 2021: Met with City of Aitkin Mayor Megan Workman

Anoka County

May 2015: Met with Anoka County Elections & Voter Registration Manager Cindy Reichert

June 2016: Spoke at the Anoka Area Chamber of Commerce Leadership Academy

January 2017: Met with Alexandra House and Safe at Home Application Assistants

September 2018: Spoke for 'College Hour' Series at Anoka-Ramsey Community College

May 2019: Meet with Anoka County Elections Director Paul Linnell

July 2020: Spoke to League of Women Voters Anoka, Blaine, Coon Rapids

April 2021: Met with Elections Director Paul Linnell

Becker County

November 2015: Met with Lakes Crisis and Resource Center

July 2016: Met with Detroit Lakes Area League of Women Voters and other local officials

August 2017: Met with Becker County Auditor Mary Hendrickson

March 2018: Met with Detroit Lakes Chamber of Commerce

September 2019: Met with staff at Lakes Crisis Resource Center

October 2020: Spoke to League of Women Voters Detroit Lakes

June 2020: Met with Becker County Deputy Auditor Treasure Mary Hendrickson

July 2021: Met with Chairman Michael Fairbanks of the White Earth Nation

Beltrami County

August 2015: Met with the Bemidji Chamber of Commerce

August 2015: Met with tribal leaders from the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians

April 2016: Attended Minnesota’s 2nd Annual Bemidjigamaag Sanford Center Powwow 

July 2017: Met with Beltrami County Auditor JoDee Treat

March 2018: Spoke with students at Bemidji High School

October 2019: Spoke to the Bemidji Pioneer Editorial Board, Met with Beltrami County Auditor JoDee Treat

December 2020: Met with Beltrami County Auditor-Treasurer JoDee Treat

July 2021: Met with Chairman Darrell G. Seki of the Red Lake Nation

 

Benton County

September 2015: Spoke at the St. Cloud Area Quarterly Business Report Review and Regional Outlook and met with the Saint Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce

September 2016: Met with Benton County Auditor/Treasurer Karri Thorsten

February 2017: Met with Benton County Administrator Montgomery Headley

February 2018: Met with Benton County Auditor/Treasurer Nadean Inman

April 2019: Met with Benton County Auditor Nadean Inman

January 2020: Met with “All Tied Up” Business owner

September 2021: Met with Benton County Auditor Nadeen Inman

 

Big Stone County

October 2015: Met with the Ortonville Economic Development Authority

September 2016: Met with Big Stone County Auditor/Treasurer Michelle Knutson

August 2017: Met with Someplace Safe and a Safe at Home Application Assistant

May 2018: Spoke with students at Graceville High School

December 2019: Met with Big Stone County Auditor Michelle Knutson

August 2020: Met with Big Stone County Auditor Michelle Knutson

July 2021: Met with County Auditor Michelle Knutson

Blue Earth County

June 2015: Met with the Committee Against Domestic Abuse (CADA)

February 2016: Spoke to Mankato area business leaders at the Greater Mankato Growth’s Public Affairs Forum Series Luncheon.

July 2016: Met with Faribault County Auditor/Treasurer John Thompson

March 2017: Spoke at the Minnesota Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference

May 2018: Spoke at Mankato event about 'How to Run for Office'

April 2019: Meet with Blue Earth County Director of Taxpayer Services Michael Stalberger

June 2020: Met with Director Michael Stalberger of Blue Earth County

February 2020: Met with the Mankato Free Press Editorial Board & Met with the Mankato Free Press Editorial Board

July 2021: Met with Elections Director Micheal Stallberger

Brown County

June 2015: Met with the New Ulm Chamber of Commerce

October 2016: Visited and toured Schell’s Brewing Company

March 2017: Met with Brown County Auditor Jean Prochniak

May 2018: Met with New Ulm Chamber of Commerce

April 2019: Meet with Brown County Auditor Jean Prochniak

October 2020: Met with Brown County Auditor Jean Prochniak

June 2021: Met with New Ulm Chamber of Commerce Members

Carlton County

May 2015: Met with WINDOW Victim Services

October 2016: Met with faculty from Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College 

February 2017: Met with Cloquet Economic Development Director and Cloquet Area Chamber of Commerce 

September 2018: Met with Staff at WINDOWS Victim Services

September 2019: Met with Carlton County Auditor Treasurer Kathy Kortuem

October 2020: Met with Carlton County Auditor Treasurer Kathy Kortuem

November 2021: Met with Fond du Lac Tribal Chairman Dupuis and Tribal Leaders

Carver County

March 2015: Met with Carver County Taxpayer Services Manager Laurie Davies

June 2016: Met with Waconia Chamber of Commerce 

January 2017: Met with Carver County Attorney Mark Metz and Safe at Home Application Assistants

May 2018: Spoke to Students as Waconia High School

March 2019: Spoke at League of Women Voters Eastern Carver County Chapter

February 2020: Met with Carver County Elections

May 2021: Met with Auditor Kendra Olson

 

Cass County

August 2015: Attended 2015 Leech Lake Tribal Council State of the Band Address

August 2016: Met with Cass County Auditor/Treasurer Sharon Anderson

June 2017: Met with Cass County Attorney's Office - Victim Services and a Safe at Home Application Assistant

March 2018: Spoke at Leech Lake Tribal Government Meeting

March 2019: Attended the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe State of the Band Address

May 2019: Present at the Office of Justice Programs Annual Conference

July 2019: Speak at Building and Construction Trades Annual Conference

October 2019: Speak at Building and Construction Trades Annual Conference, Speak to the Cass County Township Association, Spoke at the Cass County Economic Development Corporation Annual Meeting

March 2020: Attended Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe State of the Band

February 2021: Met with Election Administrator Pamela Smith

 

Chippewa County

October 2015: Met with the Montevideo Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development Authority, and City Manager

October 2016: Met with Chippewa County Auditor/Treasurer Jon Clauson

May 2017: Met with Chippewa County Victim/Witness Program and a Safe at Home Application Assistant 

October 2017: Safe Avenues-Chippewa County and a Safe at Home Application Assistant

March 2018: Met with Chippewa County Interim Auditor

July 2019: Meet with Chippewa County Auditor Michelle May

September 2020: Met with Chippewa County Auditor Michelle May 

June 2021: Met with Montevideo Mayor Erich Winter

February 2022: Met with Chippewa County Auditor Michelle May 

Chisago County

May 2015: Met with the Refuge Network at the Black Dog Hill domestic violence shelter

October 2016: Met with Chisago County Deputy Auditor/Treasurer Bridgitte Konrad

January 2017: Met with North Branch Area Chamber of Commerce

April 2018: Met with Chisago County Auditor

September 2019: Met with Chisago County Auditor Dennis Freed and local representatives

July 2020: Met with Chisago County Auditor Treasurer Bridgette Konrad

August 2021: Met with Chisago County Auditor Treasurer Bridgette Konrad

Clay County

November 2015: Met with the Rape and Abuses Crisis Center of Fargo-Moorhead (SAH)

November 2015: Met with Clay County Auditor/Treasurer Lori Johnson

August 2016: Spoke with students at MSU Moorhead 

December 2017: Met with Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce Craig Whitney

July 2018: Met with Clay County Auditor Lori Johnson

December 2019: Met with Moorhead Mayor Johnathan Judd

June 2020: Met with Clay County Auditor Lori Johnson

May 2021: Met with Clay County Auditor Lori Johnson

 

Clearwater County

November 2015: Met with Clearwater County Auditor/Treasurer Allen Paulson

August 2016: Met with Bagley Rotary Club

July 2017: Met with Bagley Mayor Sidney Michel and City Council members

July 2018: Met with Clearwater County Auditor Allen Paulson

October 2019: Met with Staff at Support Within Reach

September 2020: Met with Clearwater County Auditor Allen Paulson

September 2021: Met with Clearwater County Auditor Allen Paulson

Cook County

September 2015: Met with Grand Portage Tribal Council Chairman Norm Deschampe

July 2016: Met with Cook County Auditor/Treasurer Braidy Powers

April 2017: Met with Cook County Chamber of Commerce 

September 2018: Met with Cook County Auditor Braidy Powers

November 2019: Met with the Cook County Attorney's Office

September 2020: Met with Clearwater County Auditor Allen Paulson

December 2021: Met with Tribal Chairman Deschampe and leaders of the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa

 

Cottonwood County

June 2015: Met with Cottonwood County Auditor/Treasurer Jan Johnson

November 2016: Met with Windom Area Chamber of Commerce 

October 2017: Met with Cottonwood County Auditor/Treasurer Jan Johnson 

May 2018: Met with Students at Windom High School 

August 2019: Met with Cottonwood County Auditor Donna Torkelson

October 2020: Met with Cottonwood County Auditor Donna Torkelson

November 2021: Met with Cottonwood County Auditor Donna Torkelson

Crow Wing County

June 2015: Spoke at the 2015 Minnesota Association of County Auditors, Treasurers, and Financial Officers (MACATFO) Conference

April 2016: Met with Brainerd Community Action 

June 2016: Spoke at Minnesota Association of Secondary School Principals 2016 Summer Conference

June 2017: Attended IBEW Summer Reception and spoke about elections

February 2018: Met with Crow Wing County Auditor/Treasurer Deborah Erickson

August 2019: Meet with Crow Wing County Administrative Services Director Deborah Erickson

July 2020: Spoke to League of Women Voters Brainard Lakes

June 2021: Met with Elections Administrator Debby Erickson

Dakota County

February 2015: Met with the Apple Valley Chamber of Commerce

September 2016: Spoke with Eagan High School students 

February 2017: Visited the 360 Communities Lewis House in Eagan; met with the Director of Violence Prevention and a Safe at Home Application Assistant

June 2018: Met with Dakota County Elections Director Andy Lokken. 

September 2018: Spoke to Students at Eagan High School.

April 2019: Met with the Dakota County Attorney's office, Meet with 360 Communities

November 2020: Spoke to students at Eagan High School

September 2020: Spoke with the League of Women Voters Brainard Lakes

October 2021: Spoke to Students at Eagan High School assembly

Dodge County

June 2015: Met with Dodge County Accounting Services Director

July 2016: Met with Kasson Chamber of Commerce

May 2017: Met with Mantorville Mayor Chuck Bradford

April 2018: Met with Dodge County Accounting Services Director

December 2019: Spoke at the Dodge County Townships Officer Meeting

December 2020: Met with Dodge County Accounting Services Director Sara Marquardt

December 2021: Met with Alexandria Mayor Bobbie Osterburg

February 2022: Met with Doge County Accounting Services Director Sara Marquardt regarding Election Administration

 

Douglas County

September 2015: Met with the Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce

June 2016: Spoke at the IBEW Summer Meeting Reception

August 2017: Met with Someplace Safe and a Safe at Home Application Assistant 

March 2018: Met with Douglas County Auditor

August 2019: Met with Douglas County Auditor Char Rosenow

September 2020: Met with Douglas County Auditor Treasurer Char Rosenow

July 2021: Met with Alexandria Mayor Bobbie Osterburg

Faribault County

June 2015: Met with the Blue Earth Area Chamber of Commerce

July 2016: Met with Faribault County Auditor/Treasurer John Thompson

March 2017: Met with Faribault County Development Corporation Executive Director Tim Clawson

May 2018: Met with Auditor John Thompson

August 2019: Met with Fairbault County Auditor Darren Esser

September 2020: Met with Faribault County Auditor Darren Essar

September 2021: Met with Auditor Darren Essar

Fillmore County

June 2015: Met with the Lanesboro Area Chamber of Commerce

October 2016: Spoke at the League of Minnesota Cities Chatfield Meeting

March 2017: Met with Rushford business community leaders

July 2018: Spoke at League of Women Voters Event on Cybersecurity

November 2019: Met with Fillmore County Auditor Heidi Jones

September 2020: Met with Fillmore County Auditor Heidi Jones

November 2021: Met with Auditor Christy Smith 

Freeborn County

June 2015: Met with the Freeborn County Crime Victims Crisis Center

July 2016: Spoke at Minnesota Clerks & Finance Officers Association (MCFOA) Region VI Meeting 

March 2017: Met with Albert Lea-Freeborn County Chamber of Commerce

July 2018: Spoke at Region IV MCFOA Training

August 2019: Met with Freeborn County Auditor Pat Martinson

September 2020: Met with Freeborn County Auditor Pat Martinson

October 2021: Met with Freeborn County Auditor Pat Martinson

Goodhue County

June 2015: Met with the Minnesota Pipe Trades Association

June 2016: Met with Red Wing Chamber of Commerce 

May 2017: Met with Hope Coalition and Safe at Home Application Assistant

June 2018: Met with County Finance Director Carolyn Holmsten

November 2019: Met with Goodhue County Finance Director Brian Anderson

July 2020: Spoke with Red Wing League of Women Voters

October 2021: Met with Prairie Island Indian Community Tribal Leaders

Grant County

October 2015: Met with Grant County Auditor Chad Van Santen

July 2016: Met with Someplace Safe – Grant County office

August 2017: Met with Grant County Auditor Chad Van Santen

March 2018: Met with Elbow Lake Chamber of Commerce

October 2019: Met with Grant County Auditor Chad Van Santen and local representatives

August 2020: Met with Grant County Auditor Chad Van Santen

August 2021: Met with Grant County Auditor Chad Van Santen

 

Hennepin County

January 2016: Attended 25th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Breakfast.

April 2015: Participated in Congressman Ellison's Voting Rights Forum.

April 2015: Attended and gave keynote at Latino LEAD event. 

April 2015: Spoke at African Development Center's Commerce and Community Conversation.

May 2015: Attended ROTC Joint Services Commissioning Ceremony.

August 2015: Hosted community event in North Minneapolis in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act. 

September 2015: Spoke at Minneapolis City Hall's National Voter Registration Day event.

January 2016: Attended 26th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Breakfast.

September 2016: Spoke with students at South High School 

September 2016: Spoke at Voterpalooza at the University of Minnesota

October 2016: Attended the city of Bloomington’s Public Accuracy Test

April 2018: Spoke to Association of Metropolitan Counties

August 2018: Spoke at League of Women Voters Event on Cybersecurity

February 2019: Speak at the Minnesota Association of County Officers Winter Conference

April 2019: Speak at the League of Women Voters Wayzata Plymouth Area

May 2019: Speak at Immigrant Entrepreneurs Summit

September 2019: Spoke to members of the Golden Valley League of Women Voters

September 2020: Spoke to students at Augsburg University, to employees at Cargill University, members of the Urban League, and at a Latino Heritage Month Event

August 2020: Spoke to League of Women Voters Minneapolis

May 2020: Spoke to Minneapolis Rotary Club

February 2020: Spoke with employees at Target Headquarters

August 2021: Spoke on a panel hosted by the African Career Education Resource Inc. (ACER)

February 2022: Visited Brooklyn Park Polling Location and Spoke with City Clerk Devin Montero

Houston County

June 2015: Met with Houston County Auditor Char Meiners

June 2016: Met with La Crescent Chamber of Commerce 

March 2017: Met with Bluff Country Family Resources and a Safe at Home Application Assistant

July 2018: Met with Interim Auditor Michelle Quinn 

August 2019: Met with Houston County Auditor Treasurer Donna Trehus

October 2020: Met with Houston County Auditor Treasurer Donna Trehus

Houston 2021: Met with Auditor Donna Trehus

 

Hubbard County

November 2015: Participated in a roundtable discussion with the Hubbard County Regional Economic Development Commission and other Park Rapids area community leaders

August 2016: Met with Hubbard County Auditor/Treasurer Kay Rave

July 2017: Met with Hubbard County Auditor/Treasurer Kay Rave

March 2018: Presented at League of Women Voters event on Election Integrity

August 2020: Spoke to League of Women Voters Park Rapids

March 2020: Met with Hubbard County Auditor

November 2021: Met with Auditor Kay Rave

Isanti County

September 2015: Met with Isanti County Auditor/Treasurer Chad Struss

September 2016: Met with the North 65 Chamber of Commerce 

April 2018: Net with Isanti County Auditor

May 2019: Meet with Isanti County Auditor Chad Struss

January 2020: Met with Isanti County Auditor and Sen. Koran

August 2021: Met with Auditor Chad Struss

Itasca County

August 2015: Met with the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce

January 2016: Non-partisan caucus training in Grand Rapids

October 2016: Spoke at American Association of University Women – Grand Rapids event

July 2017: Met with Advocates for Family Peace and a Safe at Home Application Assistant 

March 2018: Spoke at Itasca Community College event about Election Integrity

November 2019: Met with Itasca County Elections Staff

September 2020: Spoke at Itasca Community College Constitution Day Event 

June 2020: Met with Itasca County Elections Department

September 2021: Met with Auditor Jeff Walker

Jackson County

June 2015: Met with Jackson County Auditor/Treasurer Kevin Nordquist

November 2016: Met with Jackson County Auditor/Treasurer Kevin Nordquist

April 2017: Met with Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce

May 2018: Met with Jackson Economic Development Authority

October 2019: Met with Jackson County Auditor Kevin Nordquist

October 2020: Spoke with Jackson County Elections Office

November 2021: Met with Jackson County Auditor Kevin Nordquist

 

Kanabec County

September 2015: Met with Kanabec County Auditor/Treasurer Denise Cooper

May 2016: Met with Lakes and Pines Community Action Council 

January 2017: Met with WINDOW Victim Services 

February 2017: Met with the Mora Area Chamber of Commerce

April 2018: Met with Kanabec County Auditor

May 2019: Met with Kanabec County Auditor Denise Snyder 

January 2020: Met with Safe at Home Partner The Refuge Network, Family Pathways

May 2021: Met with Auditor Denise Snyder

Kandiyohi County

April 2015: Spoke at a public meeting sponsored by the Willmar Area Chapter of the League of Women Voters

June 2016: Met with Kandiyohi County Auditor/Treasurer Mark Thompson

May 2017: Met with Safe Avenues-Kandiyohi County and a Safe at Home Application Assistant

March 2018: Spoke with students at Willmar High School

October 2019: Met with Kandiyohi County Auditor Mark Thompson

September 2020: Met wit Kandiyohi County Auditor Mark Thompson

November 2021: Met with Willmar Economic Development Commission and leaders with CAIR-MN

Kittson County

August 2015: Met with Kittson County Administrator Eric Christensen

August 2016: Met with Hallock City Manager Ryan Evenson

July 2017: Toured Mattracks, Inc.

July 2018: Met with Kittson County Administrator Eric Christianson

September 2019: Spoke to Students at Hallock Area High School

December 2020: Met with elections Administrator Debra Costin

October 2021: Met with Elections Administration Suzann Duchene

Koochiching County

August 2015: Met with Friends Against Abuse

August 2016: Met with Koochiching County Auditor/Treasurer Bob Peterson

July 2017: Met with International Falls Area Chamber of Commerce 

July 2018: Met with International Falls Chamber of Commerce

September 2019: Met with Koochiching County Auditor Tom West

July 2020: Met with Koochiching County Auditor Treasurer Tom West

December 2021: Spoke to Auditor Angela Djonne

Lac Qui Parle County

October 2015: Met with Lac qui Parle County Auditor/Treasurer Jake Sieg

September 2016: Met with Madison Chamber of Commerce

May 2017: Met with Lac Qui Parle County Auditor/Treasurer Jake Sieg

May 2018: Met with Lac Qui Parle Economic Development Authority

December 2019: Met with Lac Qui Parle County Auditor Jake Sieg

September 2020: Met with Lac Qui Parle County Elections Department

October 2021: Spoke to Auditor Angela Djonne

Lake County

September 2015: Met with Lake County Auditor/Treasurer Linda Libal

July 2016: Met with Two Harbors Area Chamber of Commerce

April 2017: Met with North Shore Horizons and a Safe at Home Application Assistant

September 2018: Met with Lake County Auditor Linda Libal

November 2019: Met with Lake County Auditor Linda Libal

July 2020: Met with Lake County Auditor Linda Libal

September 2021: Met with Lake County Auditor Linda Libal

 

 

Lake Of The Woods County

August 2015: Met with Lake of the Woods County Auditor/Treasurer Lorene Hanson

August 2016: Met with Friends Against Abuse 

July 2017: Met with Lake of the Woods County Auditor Lorene Hanson

July 2018: Met with Lake of the Woods County Auditor Lorene Hanson

September 2019: Met with Staff at Friends Against Abuse

September 2020: Met with Lake of the Woods County Auditor Lorene Hanson

October 2021: Met with Lake of the Woods County Auditor Lorene Hanson

Le Sueur County

June 2015: Met with the Le Center Area Chamber of Commerce

February 2016: Met with Le Sueur County Auditor-Treasurer Pam Simonette and Finance Director Carol Blaschko. 

February 2017: Met with Le Sueur Chamber of Commerce

September 2018: Met with Le Suer County Auditor Pam Simonette

December 2019: Met with Le Sueur County Auditor Pam Simonette

February 2020: Spoke to students at Tri-City High School

July 2021: Met with Election Administrator Blaschko

Lincoln County

October 2015: Met with Lincoln County Auditor Deb Vierhuf

November 2016: Met with Tyler City Administrator Robert Wolfington  

May 2017: Met with Lincoln County Auditor Deb Vierhuf

May 2018: Met with Tyler Regional Economic Development

October 2019: Spoke to Students at Russel Tyler Ruthton High School

December 2020: Met with Lincoln County Auditor Deb Vierhuf

December 2021: Met with Tyler Mayor Joan Jagt

Lyon County

October 2015: Met with the Marshall Area Chamber of Commerce

June 2016: Spoke at Minnesota American Legion Boys State

May 2017: Met with Lyon County Auditor/Treasurer E.J. Moberg

May 2018: Spoke with Students at Hope Academy

October 2019: Met with Staff at New Horizons and WRAP

July 2020: Met with Lyon County Auditor Treasurer E.J. Moburg

July 2021: Met with Lyon County Auditor Treasurer E.J. Moburg

Mahnomen County

November 2015: Met with Mahnomen County Attorney’s Office

August 2016: Met with Mahnomen County Auditor/Treasurer Frank Thompson

December 2017: Met with Mahnomen County Crime Victim Services-Sheriff’s Office

July 2018: Met with Mahnomen Economic Development Authority

September 2019: Met with Mahnomen County Auditor James Lee

July 2020: Met with Mahnomen County Auditor's Office

July 2021: Met with Business Owners at Tru North Equipment

Marshall County

August 2015: Met with Marshall County Victim Services

August 2016: Met with Marshall County Auditor/Treasurer Scott Peters

July 2017: Met with Warren City Administrator/Clerk-Treasurer Shannon Mortenson

July 2018: Met with Marshall County Auditor Scott Peters

September 2019: Met with Marshall County Auditor Treasurer Scott Peters

September 2020: Met with Marshall County Auditor Scott Peters

November 2021: Met with Marshall County Auditor Scott Peters

Martin County

June 2015: Met with the Fairmont Chamber of Commerce

July 2016: Met with Martin County Auditor/Treasurer James Forshee

April 2017: Met with Economic Development Coordinator Linsey Preuss and City Administrator Mike Humpal

May 2018: Met with Auditor James Forshee

August 2019: Met with Martin County Auditor Jessica Korte

July 2020: Met with Martin County Auditor Treasurer Jessica Korte

August 2021: Met with Martin County Auditor Treasurer Jessica Korte

McLeod County

March 2015: Toured McLeod Cooperative Power Association

February 2016: Met with the McLeod Alliance for Victims of Domestic Violence.

January 2017: Met with McLeod County Auditor Cindy Schultz Ford and Elections Administrator Janet Betsinger

March 2018: Met with Hutchinson Chamber of Commerce

April 2019: Met with McLeod County Auditor Connie M. Kurtzweg

May 2021: Met with McLeod County Auditor Connie M. Kurtzweg

February 2022: Met with McLeod County Auditor Connie M. Kurtzweg

Meeker County

March 2015: Met with Meeker County Auditor Barbara Loch

June 2016: Met with Litchfield Chamber of Commerce 

May 2017: Met with Safe Avenues-Meeker County and a Safe at Home Application Assistant

February 2018: Met with Meeker County Auditor Barbara Loch

July 2019: Met with Meeker County Auditor Barbara Loch

September 2020: Met with Meeker Country Auditor Barbara Loch

February 2020: Spoke to students at Litchfield High School

June 2021: Toured a new Doosan Bobcat Facility

Mille Lacs County

January 2015: Attended the 2015 Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe State of the Band Address

April 2016: Met with Pearl Crisis Center 

January 2017: Attend 2017 Mille Lacs State of the Band Address

February 2018: Met with Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Chief Executive Melanie Benjamin

May 2019: Met with Mille Lacs County Auditor Philip Thompson

January 2020: Met with Mille Lacs County Auditor Philip Thompson

September 2021: Met with Chief Melanie Benjamin of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe

Morrison County

June 2015: Met with the Morrison County Attorney’s Office

April 2016: Met with Initiative Foundation 

February 2017: Met with Little Falls Area Chamber of Commerce

June 2017: Met with Morrison County Auditor/Treasurer Deb Lowe

February 2018: Met with Morrison County Elections Administrator Joyce Kahl

April 2019: Met with Morrison County Auditor Chelsey Robinson

August 2019: Attended "Rural Voices" Listening Session with the Minnesota Farmer's Union

September 2020: Met with Morrison County Auditor Chelsey Robinson

July 2021: Met with Little Falls Mayor Greg Zylka

Mower County

June 2015: Met with Mower County Auditor/Treasurer Steven Reinartz

October 2016: Spoke with students at Austin High School 

May 2017: Met with Austin Area Chamber of Commerce 

October 2018: Met with Mower County Auditor Steven Reinartz

August 2019: Met with Mower County Auditor Scott Felton

July 2020: Met with Mower County Auditor Treasurer Scott Felton

August 2021: Met with Mower County Auditor Treasurer Scott Felton

Murray County

June 2015: Met with Murray County Auditor/Treasurer Heidi Winter

October 2016: Spoke at League of Minnesota Cities Slayton Meeting

October 2017: Met with New Horizons Crisis Center and a Safe at Home Application Assistant

May 2018: Met with Auditor Heidi Winter

October 2019: Met with Murray County Auditor Heidi Winter

July 2020: Met with Murray County Auditor Heidi Winter

August 2021: Met with Murray County Auditor Heidi Winter

Nicollet County

June 2015: Met with St. Peter Area Chamber of Commerce

February 2016: Met with college students at Gustavus Adolphus College.

October 2016: Spoke at the League of Minnesota Cities North Mankato Meeting

February 2017: Presented the Minnesota College Ballot Bowl Award to students at Gustavus Adolphus College

May 2018: Spoke at League of Women Voters Event on Cybersecurity

April 2019: Presented Gustavus Adolfus College with 'Ballot Bowl' Trophy

February 2020: Nicollet County Elections Department

July 2020: Spoke to League of Women Voters St. Peter

August 2021: Met with Nicollet County Public Services Manager Jaci Kopet

February 2022: Visited Nicollet County Polling Location and Spoke with Auditor Jaci Kopet

 

 

Nobles County

June 2015: Met with the Southern Minnesota regional Legal Services (SMRLS)

October 2016: Met with Nobles County Auditor/Treasurer Beth Van Hove

October 2017: Met with Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce 

May 2018: Met with Worthington Mayor Mike Kuhle

October 2019: Met with Nobles County Auditor Joyce Jacobs

October 2020: Met with Nobles County Auditor Joyce Jacobs

September 2021: Met with Worthington Mayor Mike Kuhle

Norman County

November 2015: Met with Norman County elections officials

August 2016: Met with Ada Chamber of Commerce

December 2017: Met with Norman County Auditor-Treasurer Donna Hanson

July 2018: Met with Ada Economic Development Authority

September 2019: Met with Norman County Auditor Donna J. Hanson

December 2020: Met with Norman County Auditor Treasurer Donna Hanson

July 2021: Met with Norman County Auditor Treasurer Donna Hanson

 

 

Olmsted County

June 2015: Met with the Women’s Shelter in Rochester

June 2016: Met with Intercultural Mutual Assistance Association, Rochester Diversity Council, and United Way of Olmsted County

July 2016: Spoke at American Legion Department of Minnesota Convention 2016

May 2017: Presented a Minnesota College Ballot Bowl Award to the University of Minnesota, Rochester

April 2018: Met with Olmsted County Elections Director

September 2019: Spoke with the Editorial Board with the Rochester Post Bulletin

July 2020: Spoke with Rochester Area Foundation

May 2021: Met with Elections Director Mark Krupski

February 2022: Attended Voter Outreach Event at Rochester Community College

Otter Tail County

October 2015: Met with Someplace Safe

July 2016: Met with Fergus Falls Area Chamber of Commerce

August 2017: Met with Fergus Falls Economic Development Director Amy Baldwin

March 2018: Met with Otter Tail County Auditor

August 2019: Attended "Rural Voices" Listening Session with the Minnesota Farmer's Union

July 2020: Met with Otter Tail County Auditor Treasurer Wayne Stein

September 2021: Met with Otter Tail County Auditor Treasurer Wayne Stein

Pennington County

August 2015: Toured Arctic Cat manufacturing facility in Thief River Falls

August 2016: Met with Violence Intervention Project

July 2017: Met with Pennington County Auditor Kenneth Olson

July 2018: Spoke at Public Event on Cybersecurity

September 2019: Met with the Thief River Falls Chamber of Commerce

July 2020: Met with Thief River Chamber of Commerce

February 2021: Met with Auditor Jennifer Herzberg

 

Pine County

May 2015: Met with Pine County Auditor-Treasurer Cathy Clemmer

October 2016: Met with Pine Technical and Community College President Joe Mulford, students, and faculty

September 2019: Presented to students at Pine County Technical College

September 2020: Met with Pine County Auditor Kelly Schroeder

July 2021: Spoke to a Tribal Government Gathering in Hinckley

Pipestone County

June 2015: Met with Pipestone County Auditor Tyler Reisch

November 2016: Met with Pipestone City Administrator Jeff Jones and City Clerk Deb Nelson

October 2017: Met with Southwest Crisis Center

May 2018: Met with Pipestone Chamber of Commerce

October 2019: Met with Pipestone County Tyler Reisch

December 2020: Met with Pipestone County Auditor Treasurer Tyler Reisch

September 2021: Spoke with County Administrator Steve Ewing

Polk County

November 2015: Met with the Polk County Attorney’s Office

August 2016: Met with Polk County Elections Administrator Michelle Cote

December 2017: Met with Crookston Area Chamber of Commerce 

July 2018: Met with Polk County Auditor Michelle Cote

September 2019: Met with Student Leaders at UMN Crookston Student Association

September 2020: Met with Polk County Auditor Michelle Cote

September 2021: Met with Polk County Auditor Michelle Cote

Pope County

September 2015: Met with Donna Quandt, County Auditor/Treasurer

June 2016: Met with Glenwood Area Chamber of Commerce 

August 2017: Met with Someplace Safe and a Safe at Home Application Assistant

March 2018: Met with Pope County Deputy Auditor

July 2019: Meet with Pope County Auditor Stephanie Rust

July 2020: Met with Pope County Auditor Treasurer Stephanie Rust

June 2021: Met with Pope County Auditor Treasurer Stephanie Rust

Ramsey County

January 2015: Marched and attended Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration.

February 2015: Attended Racial Equity Rally.

March 2015: Spoke at Muslim American Society of Minnesota's Annual Capitol Rally.

June 2015: Spoke to Metro State University class.

July 2015: Hosted ceremony honoring five Minnesotans who helped pass the Voting Rights Act of 1965. 

September 2015: Spoke to class at Como Park High School.

January 2016: Attended Luther Seminary’s “MLK Jr. Day: Lift Every Voice” celebration. 

August 2016: Threw first pitch at St. Paul Saints Game in honor of Bobblection Night 2016

October 2016: Visited Como Park Senior High School as students take part in Minnesota Students Vote 2016

October 2017: Presented NASS Medallion Award to FOX Sports North for their voter outreach efforts

April 2018: Spoke with students at Washington Technology Magnet School

September 2018: Spoke at REM Minnesota Advocacy Day

February 2019: Spoke to Political Science Students at Metropolitan State University

April 2019: Met with St. Paul and Ramsey County Domestic Abuse Intervention Project

April 2019: Met with Tubman - East Location

April 2019: Presented at the Elections Law Class and Hamline Mitchell School of Law

May 2020: Spoke with students at Mounds Park Academy

September 2020: Spoke to students at Metropolitan State University & students at Mounds Park Academy

October 2021: Spoke to Political Science students at Metropolitan State University

January 2022: Spoke at Democracy Rally at the Minnesota State Capitol

Red Lake County

November 2015: Met with the Red Lake Falls City Administrator

August 2016: Met with Inter-County Community Council

July 2017: Met with Red Lake County Deputy Chief Auditor Deb Whalen 

July 2018: Met with Red Lake County Auditor Robert Schmitz

September 2019: Toured Homark Services, maker of model homes

November 2020: Met with Red Lake County Auditor Robert Schmitz

December 2021: Met with Mayor Bertilurd of Red Lake Falls

Redwood County

October 2015: Met with Redwood County Auditor/Treasurer Jean Price

June 2016: Met with Redwood Falls Chamber of Commerce 

April 2017: Met with New Horizons Crisis Center and Safe at Home Application Assistant

May 2018: Met with Redwood Falls Chamber of Commerce

October 2019: Met with Redwood County Auditor Jean Price

July 2020: Spoke with Redwood Chamber of Commerce

May 2021: Met with Redwood County Auditor Jean Price

Renville County

April 2015: Met with Renville County Auditor/Treasurer Marc Iverson

June 2016: Spoke at election judge training in Renville County and met with County Auditor/Treasurer Marc Iverson

May 2017: Met with Safe Avenues-Renville County and a Safe at Home Application Assistant

March 2018: Met with Renville County Auditor

October 2019: Met with the Renville County Economic Development Authority

July 2020: Spoke with Redwood Chamber of Commerce

August 2021: Spoke with Auditor Marc Iverson

Rice County

June 2015: Met with the Hope Center in Faribault

July 2016: Met with Rice County Auditor/Treasurer Fran Windschitl

March 2017: Met with the Faribault Area Chamber of Commerce

April 2018: Spoke with American Government students at St. Olaf College

August 2019: Met with Rice County Elections Director Denise Anderson

February 2020: Met with City of Faribault Assistant City Manager 

July 2020: Spoke to League of of Women Voters Northfield

August 2021: Spoke with Director Denise Anderson

February 2022: Spoke to Students at Carleton College

 

Rock County

June 2015: Met with Rock County Auditor/Treasurer Ashley Kurtz

November 2016: Met with Luverne Area Chamber of Commerce

October 2017: Met with Rock County Auditor/Treasurer Ashley Kurtz

May 2018: Met with Luverne Mayor Pat Baustian

October 2019: Met with staff at Southwest Crisis Center

December 2020: Met with Rock County Auditor Treasurer Ashley Kurtz

November 2021: Met with the Mayor Pat Baustian of Luverne

Roseau County

August 2015: Met with Roseau County Auditor Martie Monsrud

August 2016: Met with Warroad City Administrator Kathy Lovelace

July 2017: Met with Warroad City Administrator Kathy Lovelace

July 2018: Met with Marvin Windows CEO Paul Marvin

September 2019: Met with staff at Violence Intervention Project

June 2020: Met with Roseau County Auditor Martha Monsrud

September 2021: Met with Roseau County Auditor Martha Monsrud

St Louis County

April 2015: Hosted roundtable discussion with students at the University of Minnesota, Duluth

April 2015: Met with and toured Range Cooperatives, Inc. in Virginia [Photo]

April 2015: Met with St. Louis County Auditor/Treasurer Don Dicklich 

May 2015: Spoke at roundtable discussion with business leader from the Duluth area 

September 2015: Met with Safe Haven Shelter and Resource Center

May 2016: Met with Hibbing Chamber of Commerce 

May 2016: Met with Northland Foundation 

May 2016: Spoke at League of Women Voters Duluth Annual Meeting

July 2016: Spoke at the 70th Annual Convention of the MN State Building & Construction Trades Council

October 2016: Spoke at the League of Minnesota Cities Hibbing Regional Meeting

February 2017: Spoke at the Minnesota Association for Justice Mid-Winter Meeting

July 2018: Spoke at Building and Constructions Trades Annual Conference

September 2019: Met with Staff from Safe Haven Resource Center and PAVSA

November 2019: Spoke with the Duluth News Tribune Edirotial Board

November 2019: Met with St. Louis County Auditor Nancy Nilsen

May 2020: Met with Duluth business leaders 

April 2021: Met with St. Louis County Auditor Nancy Nilsen

Scott County

March 2015: Met with Scott County Auditor Cindy Geis and Elections Coordinator Lisa Shadick

February 2016: Met with the Shakopee Chamber of Commerce.

January 2017: Met with Scott County Attorney Ron Hocevar and Safe at Home Application Assistants

April 2018: Spoke with Shakopee Chamber of Commerce

April 2019: Present at the Leadership Shakopee class with the Shakopee Chamber of Commerce

May 2019: Speak to students at Prior Lake High School

February 2020: Met with Scott County Elections Director Julie Hansen

August 2020: Met with Shakopee Chamber of Commerce 

Sherburne County

June 2015: Met with Elk River Chamber of Commerce

September 2016: Met with Sherburne County Auditor/Treasurer Diane Arnold

February 2017: Met with Sherburne County Economic Development Specialist/Assistant County Administrator Dan Weber and County Administrator Steve Taylor

April 2018: Met with Sherburne County Auditor

May 2019: Meet with the Sherburne County Auditor Diane Arnold

February 2020: Visited polling locations on Election Day during a special election

Sibley County

April 2015: Met with Sibley County Auditor Marilee Peterson

February 2016: Met with the Gaylord Area Chamber of Commerce

January 2017: Met with Sibley County Auditor Marilee Peterson

September 2018: Met with Sibley County Auditor Marilee Peterson

April 2019: Meet with Sibley County Auditor Marilee Peterson

September 2020: Met with Sibley County Auditor Marilee Peterson

Stearns County

March 2015: Met with students and faculty at Saint Cloud State University

September 2015: Spoke with students, faculty, and community members at the Social Studies Fall Social and Constitution Day Celebration at Saint Cloud State University.

April 2016: Met with Catholic Charities of the Diocese of St. Cloud 

September 2016: Spoke with CSB/SJU students

October 2016: Spoke at at the League of Minnesota Cities Paynesville Regional Meeting

February 2017: Attended 39th Annual National Salute to Veteran Patients

February 2018: Attended 40th Annual National Salute to Veteran Patients

September 2018: Spoke at League of Women Voters Event on Cybersecurity

March 2019: Present at Municipal Clerks and Finance Officers Association Conference

April 2019: Participate in Proclaiming St. Cloud Technical and Community College a Yellow Ribbon Company

June 2020: Met with Stearns County Auditor Treasurer Randy Schreifels

September 2021: Appeared at Town Hall with Representative Dan Wolgamott

 

 

Steele County

June 2015: Met with Steele County Auditor Laura Ihrke

July 2016: Met with Owatonna Area Chamber of Commerce

March 2017: Met with the Crisis Resource Center of Steele County and Safe at Home Application Assistant 

April 2018: Met with Steele County Auditor

September 2019: Presented to the Minnesota Association of Townships Annual Meeting

February 2020: Met with Owatonna Partners for Economic Development 

July 2021: Met with Auditor Laura Ihrke

February 2022: Met with Safe-At-Home Partner Crisis Resource Center of Steele County

Stevens County

November 2015: Spoke with Morris Area High School students

September 2016: Met with Stevens County Auditor/Treasurer Amanda Barsness and Lori Boots

August 2017: Met with Someplace Safe and a Safe at Home Application Assistant

May 2018: Met with Morris Chamber of Commerce

October 2019: Met with Stevens County Auditor Stephanie Buss

September 2020: Met with Stevens County Auditor Stephanie Buss

December 2021: Meet with Interim Chancellor Janet Erickson and student leaders at the University of Minnesota Morris

Swift County

September 2015: Met with Swift County Auditor Kim Saterbak

October 2016: Met with Prairie Five Community Action

May 2017: Safe Avenues-Swift County and a Safe at Home Application Assistant

July 2019: Met with Swift County Auditor Kim Saterbak

December 2020: Met with Swift County Auditor Kim Saterbak

December 2021: Met with Benson Mayor Terri Collins

Todd County

September 2015: Met with Todd County Auditor/Treasurer Denise Gaida

October 2016: Met with students and faculty at Central Lakes College

June 2017: Met with Long Prairie Chamber of Commerce

February 2018: Met with Todd County Auditor/Treasurer Denise Gaida

August 2019: Met with Todd County Auditor Denise Gaida

September 2020: Met with Todd County Auditor Denise Gaida 

July 2021: Spoke with Little Falls City Administrator Ted Grey

Traverse County

October 2015: Met with Traverse Auditor/Treasurer Kit Johnson

September 2016: Met with Wheaton city and business officials

August 2017: Met with Someplace Safe and a Safe at Home Application Assistant

May 2018: Met with Traverse County Auditor

December 2019: Spoke to Students at Wheaton Area High School

July 2020: Met with Traverse County Auditor Kit Johnson

July 2021: Met with Traverse County Auditor Kit Johnson

Wabasha County

November 2015: Met with the Menahga Civic and Commerce Association

June 2016: Met with representatives from the Women’s Shelter Inc., Wabasha County

May 2017: Met with Wabasha-Kellogg Chamber of Commerce 

June 2018: Met with Mayor Rollin Hall

November 2019: Met with Wabasha County Elections Staff

September 2020: Met with Wabasha County Auditor Brian Buhmann

November 2021: Met with Wabasha Mayor Emily Durand

 

Wadena County

November 2015: Met with the Menahga Civic and Commerce Association

August 2016: Met with Wadena County Elections Coordinator Rosalie Miller

June 2017: Met with Someplace Safe and a Safe at Home Application Assistant

February 2018: Met with Wadena County Election Director Joy Weyer

March 2019: Met with Wadena County Auditor Heather Olson

March 2020: Spoke to students at Wadena-Deer High School

August 2020: Met with Wadena County Auditor Heather Olson

July 2021: Received a walking tour of Wadena from Mayor George Deiss

 

Waseca County

June 2015: Met with the Waseca Area Chamber of Commerce

July 2016: Met with Waseca County Auditor/Treasurer Tammy Spooner

March 2017: Met with the Committee Against Domestic Abuse (CADA) – Waseca Office and Safe at Home Application Assistant 

April 2018: Met with Waseca County Auditor

December 2019: Met with the Waseca County Auditor Tammy Spooner

October 2020: Met with Waseca County Auditor Tammy Spooner

October 2021: Met with Waseca County Auditor Tammy Spooner

 

 

Washington County

April 2015: Met with the Hemenway Forum

August 2016: Attended MN State Council Machinist Retirees 3rd Annual Picnic and Membership Drive

January 2017: Met with Washington County Attorney Pete Orput and Safe at Home Application Assistants

September 2018: Spoke to Trinity Church Retired Men's Group

April 2019: Met with the Washington County Attorney's office

August 2020: Met with White Bear Lake Chamber of Commerce

July 2021: Met with Stillwater Mayor Ted Kozlowski

 

 

Watonwan County

June 2015: Met with the St. James Area Chamber of Commerce

October 2016: Spoke with students at St. James High School 

March 2017: Met with Watonwan County Auditor Donald Kuhlman; as well as Blue Earth, Watonwan, and Martin County Senior Business Facilitator Bryan Stading

May 2018: Met with St. James Economic Development Authority

August 2019: Met with Watonwan County Auditor Kelly Pauling

December 2020: Met with Watonwan County Auditor Kelly Pauling

December 2021: Met with Mayor Sturm of St. James

February 2022: Met with Watonwan County Auditor Kelly Pauling

Wilkin County

October 2015: Met with Wilkin County Auditor/Treasurer Janelle Krump

September 2016: Met with Breckenridge City Administrator Renae Marthaler

August 2017: Met with Wilkin County Election Administrator Brenda Conzemius

May 2018: Spoke to Students at Breckenridge High School

December 2019: Met with Wilkin County Auditor Janelle Krump

September 2020: Met with Wilkin County Auditor Janelle Krump

October 2021: Met with Wilkin County Auditor Janelle Krump

Winona County

June 2015: Met with the Women’s Resource Center of Winona

June 2015: Met with Winona County Auditor-Treasurer Sandra Suchla

June 2016: Met with Winona County Auditor/Treasurer Sandra Suchla

March 2017: Presented Minnesota College Ballot Bowl Award to students and faculty at Winona State University

July 2018: Met with Winona City Manager Steve Sarvi

October 2018: Met with Students at Winona State University

September 2019: Presented Winona State University with their Ballot Bowl Trophy, as winners of the 2018 Ballot Bowl

September 2019: Met with staff at Women's Resource Center

November 2019: Presented to students at Winona Model Legislature

June 2020: Met with Winona County Auditor Treasurer Sandra Suchla

August 2021: Met with Winona County Auditor Treasurer Sandra Suchla

Wright County

March 2015: Met with Wright County Auditor/Treasurer Bob Hiivala and Election Supervisor Jackie Schmidt

June 2016: Met with Buffalo Chamber of Commerce Chamber 

February 2017: Met with Rivers of Hope and Safe at Home Application Assistant

February 2018: Met with Wright County Auditor/Treasurer Robert Hiivala

April 2019: Met with Wright County Auditor Bob Hiivala

January 2020: Met with Safe at Home Partner Rivers of Hope

April 2021: Met with Director Lindsey Meyer

Yellow Medicine County

October 2015: Met with the Yellow Medicine County Property & Public Services Director

September 2016: Met with Granite Falls Chamber of Commerce

May 2017: Met with Yellow Medicine County Property & Public Services Director 

March 2018: Met with Yellow Medicine County Property & Public Services Director 

October 2019: Met with staff at Safe Avenues

August 2020: Met with Yellow Medicine County Auditor Treasurer Janel Timm

June 2021: Spoke with President Kevin Jensvold of the Upper Sioux Community