Dippel, Tom

On March 26th, Republican delegates and alternates in Senate District 41 gathered to vote for who they wanted to be their endorsed candidate for state Senate District 41. The delegates overwhelmingly choose Tom Dippel with 67% of the vote over challengers Rep. Tony Jurgens and activist David Carlson.

Tom lives in Cottage Grove on Grey Cloud Island with his wife and six children. He’s a small business owner with 20 employees that manufactures parts for dental surgeries and procedures.

“I’m happy that Tony and David ran because iron sharpens iron," Dippel said. "Their willingness to run forced our campaign to be better and make sure we are prepared to beat the Democrats this fall.”

“Our campaign is in an even better position than we originally planned for when we started last year," he continued. "We have over $50,000 in our campaign account, the Republican Party endorsement, dozens of

volunteers and the best political minds with a great strategy to win this November.”

“Minnesotans are sick and tired of the madness that is going on in our state and in our country, led by Democrats. From out of control crime with carjackings in our communities and massive inflation just to get groceries for our families to school shutdowns and teaching racism in schools, things are out of control, ” he said.

Much of the new Senate District 41 has been held by Democrats for over a decade. This year marks an opportunity for Republicans to win this district, Dippel said.

“The disastrous Democrats led by Gov. Tim Walz stood by the woke mob rioting as they damaged 1,500 businesses, refusing to bring in the national

guard to protect people," Dippel said. "As our next state senator for District 41, I will go to the mat to protect people’s individual rights, their businesses and their property.”

The newly redrawn Senate District 41 includes Hastings.

(1) comment

Nanette Nilssen

I beg to differ with Mr. Dippel's description of MN. Our state is not in a state of chaos. Mr. Dippel's neighborhood is not experiencing chaos and neither are the wider communities of Cottage Grove and Hastings. All are going about their way, reestablishing themselves, the schools, their work, their lives after a stop gap caused by a horrible virus. Our Democratic governor did his best to follow medical advice in keeping as many people safe as possible. He has also done his best to support MN companies with state and federal funds. The "chaos" at the legislative level has actually been a log jam caused by Republicans refusing to support Minnesotans. Republicans are currently running their negative campaigns with disinformation, and disregarding the opinions of the majority of Minnesotans.

Mr. Dippel alleges racism is taught in our schools. I know he was not taught racism at our local school. I know the teachers there now (some are even the same) are not teaching racism.

I am so disappointed that Mr. Dippel believes these falsehoods and has chosen to align himself with the Republican Party. I would be so happy to vote for one of the Dippel boys, but there is no way I can support a Republican candidate.

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