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.