House District 5B: Wiener earns more votes than Hendrickson for House seat
Mike Wiener of the Republican Party beat his opponent, Gregg Hendrickson of the Independent-Alliance Party for the District 5B seat in the House of Representatives.
BRAINERD — Republican candidate Mike Wiener was elected to the House of Representatives District 5B with over 75% of the votes Tuesday, Nov. 9.
Wiener had 13,679 votes, while Independent-Alliance Party candidate Gregg Hendrickson pulled in 4,422.
Wiener is a husband and a father of nine children. He and his family operate an animal bedding and biomass company repurposing waste wood. Before moving back to his roots, he attended college in St. Cloud. He met his wife there and they had their first child. St. Cloud did not feel like the right place to raise a family, Wiener said, so they moved back to Todd County.
Gregg Hendricksen was born in St. Cloud but spent a lot of his childhood in the Twin Cities. Upon graduating from North St. Paul, Hendrickson enlisted in the Army. After his service, he moved up to the area. He earned a degree in business and has 40 years experience in management, finance and sales and marketing. He has been in the RV industry for around 30 years.
Neither Wiener nor Hendrickson could be reached for comment late Tuesday night.