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Sheldon Monson announces candidacy for House District 5B

Monson is a Wadena County Commissioner, serving his second term, as well as the president of the Wadena County Republicans.

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WADENA — Sheldon Monson announced he is campaigning for the Minnesota House of Representatives in District 5B.

This district includes Todd County and portions of Wadena, Morrison, and Cass counties.

Monson is a Wadena County Commissioner, serving his second term, as well as the president of the Wadena County Republicans. He has also served in many other positions within the Republican Party over the years.

“As a lifelong resident of Minnesota, I will be an advocate for the conservative values of our communities and ensure that we have a voice that is heard in St. Paul,” Monson said in a news release. “Some of my core values include that life starts at conception, defending the Second Amendment, protecting sanctity of life, preserving small businesses and reinforcing election integrity. It will be my privilege to be the voice for District 5B at the state Capitol.”

He was born and raised in Minnesota, where he said he learned the values of faith, family, and hard work. He has lived in Wadena for 18 years with his wife, Sharin. They have been married for 33 years and have six grown children. They live on a small farm just outside of Wadena. Monson graduated from Clearbrook High School and Wadena Technical College in the Construction/Electrician program. Monson has been a small business owner and has been the Electrical Area Representative in central Minnesota for 21 years.

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Monson is endorsed by Sen. Paul Utke and Rep. John Poston.

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