I am excited to announce that I am running for House 5A in 2018. I want to return and continue working on your behalf in St. Paul and am asking for your support. As your former Representative, I have the experience and name recognition needed to take back this seat. But I know my voice is stronger with supporters like you behind me.
I’m a Veteran, father, and grandfather. Since graduating from Bemidji State University, I’ve had a long career as a water quality specialist dedicated to making sure our children and grandchildren can enjoy clean water.
I believe the best way for Democrats to regain the House is to fight for a progressive agenda built on social and economic justice for every Minnesotan. Democrats must elect leaders who will use their common sense for the common good of all Minnesotans.
I spent eight years bringing northern Minnesota issues to St. Paul and working for solutions. As your Representative, I will continue to keep fighting on your behalf and for all Minnesotans for things like affordable healthcare, livable wages, a first-rate education system, and support for our veterans.
We need to train our next generation of workers and that means funding for Bemidji State University and Northwest Technical College. Cities and counties need Local Government Aid (LGA) they can count on – it is the most effective way to keep property taxes down. And we need a long-term solution to funding roads, bridges and public transportation.
Will you join me by supporting my campaign with a donation of $35, $50 or even $100 today?
The State’s Political Contribution Refund Program is back after a few years’ hiatus, and that means every Minnesotan can donate up to $50.00 ($100.00 per couple) to a political party candidate or party unit and receive every dime back in the form of a refund from the State.
It is a cost-free way for average citizens to stay involved in the political process. It is important to note this is a way to recognize that regular people, not big corporate donors, should be the ones calling the shots. This refund program allows everyone – including those with limited financial resources – to help get their preferred candidates elected to represent them.
You can send a donation to: Citizens For John Persell, PO Box 322, Bemidji, MN 56619. If you prefer to use a credit online, use our secure donation form. After filling out the proper paperwork, within a couple weeks you will get a full reimbursement (of $50.00 or $100.00 per couple) from the State of Minnesota.
I can assure you this Vietnam Veteran intends that our government remains of the people, by the people and for the people. Please help by contributing to my 2018 DFL Victory campaign. Funding always helps, as does every effort to get our voters to the polls in November 2018.