FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 1, 2021
State Senator Michelle Benson announces campaign for Governor of Minnesota
(Ham Lake, Minn.) -- Today State Senator Michelle Benson (R-Ham Lake) announced her
candidacy for Governor of Minnesota, joined by her family and friends at Master Machine in
“I am an unwavering conservative fighter who will prioritize public safety, empower parents
in education, and lead an opportunity economy.
“An extreme agenda is dividing us with radical, leftist policies that aren’t Minnesotan. Trying
to defund the police while crime rates are skyrocketing. Shutting down schools, and crippling
neighborhood businesses, when the science and common sense says it’s safe to keep them
open. I’ve seen enough, and it’s time to get to work.
“I was raised where service wasn’t about speeches, it was about showing up early and staying
until the work was done.
“Minnesota should be a place where dreams can grow. Where families succeed. It will be
hard work, but together, we can make Minnesota safer, better, and stronger. A brighter
future for Minnesota starts right now. Let’s get to work.”
MINNESOTA ROOTS: Michelle was raised on a farm in western Minnesota. This taught her the
values of hard work and discipline, so when she saw her community hurting from government
overreach and overspending, she was prepared to stand up and speak out.
FAMILY VALUES: As a mother, Michelle understands our worries. She will stop any and all
efforts to defund our police or shut down our schools to keep our children safe and on track for
a better future.
SUCCESSFUL LEADERSHIP: Michelle has successfully kept money in our pockets. She helped pass
tax cuts to protect our families, seniors, farms, and small businesses. She’s advanced common
sense energy policy and lowered insurance premiums to protect family budgets.
The Michelle for Minnesota campaign released their first campaign video, which can be found
at www.MichelleForMN.com. Additional issue and biographical information for Senator Benson
can also be found on the website.