DFL Endorsed Candidate

Senate District 39

What I Will Bring to the Senate

I am a Scientist 

I know science and how scientific issues impact legislative concerns faced at the legislature every year. 

I am a Lawyer

I understand the law and our constitution and how to write and pass good legislation.

I know Business

As a patent attorney I work with businesses and inventors to obtain protection for their ideas and move them forward.  And I know how hard, risky and expensive it is to bring a new product to market or start a new business.   I will work to provide tax breaks, grants and low interest loans for our state's entrepreneurs to give them the best chance for success.  This is one of the best ways to create the good jobs we all want. 

I understand Education

I have volunteered for many years in my local school district's curriculum advisory committees and have a solid understanding of the issues facing all of our school districts and what it takes for our children to be the best in the world.


I understand Health Care

I know insurance and care issues and what has to be done to reduce costs and also provide for affordable universal coverage. 

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Let's Get to Work for Minnesota!

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"I am running for Minnesota Senate because I believe our district deserves more effective representation at the State Legislature."

An informal video series on issues that matter.

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​We must act quickly and intelligently to create the good paying jobs we need to rebuild the middle class and create a state economy that benefits everyone.

DFL Election Night Party

Tuesday, November 8th, 8pm-2am

Minneapolis Hilton Grand Ballroom

1001 Marquette Ave S, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55109

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Sten Hakanson


Senate District 39