Conveners at legislative district 31B’s DFL convention March 22 voted unanimously to provide state representative candidate JD Holmquist with the DFL endorsement.
Holmquist is a lifelong resident of the district and was born and raised on his family’s farm in East Bethel. Running for the Minnesota House of Representatives gives him an opportunity to give back to the community, according to Holmquist.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in community health education, a masters of public health in health policy and administration, and is currently working towards a doctorate of education in health care administration and organizational leadership, gearing him up for a lifetime career as a public servant.
Holmquist plans to start door knocking and making phone calls to the voters of his district.
“I have always believed that communities work best when all within that community are part of the conversation,” Holmquist said. “This campaign is about bringing everyone to the table and finding a common voice for the place we all call home.”
Through community engagement Holmquist aims to shed light on issues that matter the most to the people who live in district 31B.
District 31B is made of Ham Lake, East Bethel, Linwood Township, Columbus Township, and parts of both Oak Grove and Andover. This district’s seat in the legislature is currently held by Rep. Tom Hackbarth (R-Cedar), who is serving his ninth non-consecutive term.
“For too long the values, needs, and aspirations have been insufficiently represented in our legislature. District 31B deserves representation that serves as a cultured, versed,and understanding voice that will stand up for the wholesome spirit that we have seen and experienced growing up in this very community, not the party affiliation we so often see in gridlock.”Holmquist said in a video released on Youtube and Facebook. “Our schools, our businesses, and our residents all deserve to benefit from a system that moves forward, and not back.”