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Cruz Campaign Press Release - Cruz for President Announces Expanded Minnesota Leadership Team

February 27, 2016

HOUSTON, Texas — Presidential candidate Ted Cruz today announced the expansion of his Minnesota Leadership Team, with the addition of legislators, Republican Party leaders, and conservative grassroots activists.

"All across this country people are coalescing around our campaign," said Cruz. "We are building a grassroots army all across the state of Minnesota and I am honored to have the support of so many courageous conservatives. With these leaders and our lieutenants in every corner of the North Star State we are positioned to compete for every vote on Caucus night."

Representative Kathy Lohmer, Senator Roger Chamberlain and Senator Paul Gazelka join Rep. Steve Drazkowski and Rep. Cindy Pugh as State Co-Chairs and the previously announced leadership team. The Cruz campaign is leading all other campaigns in organizing a statewide, precinct-level grassroots organization.

Voters are encouraged to use the Minnesota state Caucus Finder to find their caucus location.  The Minnesota Caucuses will begin at 7pm, next Tuesday, March 1st.

New State Leadership Team Members Endorsements:

Senator Roger Chamberlain, Lino Lakes, District 38 (Co-Chair)

Sen. Paul Gazelka, Nisswa, District 9 (Co-Chair)

Rep. Kathy Lohmer, Stillwater, District 39B (Co-Chair)

Rep. Steve Green, Fosston, District 2B

Jim Carson, White Bear Lake, Chair of Fourth Congressional District Republicans

David Pascoe, Crystal, Chair of Fifth Congressional District Republicans

Bron Sherer, Northfield, Treasurer, Republican Party of Minnesota

Mary Amlaw, East Bethel, Author and Tea Party Patriots

Mark Bellows, Lakeville, Pastor and Former Mayor

Teresa Collett, St. Paul, former Congressional Candidate and Constitutional Attorney

Senator Al DeKruif, LeSueur County, former State Senator

Marjorie Holsten, Maple Grove, Homeschool Advocate, Constitutional Attorney

Everett Jasmer, Ham Lake, Founding Member, Monster Truck Hall of Fame

Jose and Sandra Jimenez, Apple Valley, Attorney, Real Estate Broker and Hispanic Community Leaders

Christina Pierson, Minneapolis, Conservative Activist

Brad Sunderland, Ramsey, Chair, Republicans of Senate District 35

Jack Zimmerman, Elysian, Afghanistan War Veteran

Previously Announced State Leadership Team Members:

Rep. Steve Drazkowski, Mazeppa, District 21B (Co-Chair) Rep. Cindy Pugh, Chanhassen, District 33B (Co-Chair)

Brandon Lerch (Minnesota Campaign Director)

Mandy Benz (Grassroots Director)

Reverend Ken Beale, Woodbury, US Army Chaplain, Colonel, Retired

Robert Cummins, Deephaven, CEO, Primera Technology and Co-Founder, Freedom Club of Minnesota

Deborah Everson, Watertown, local elected official

Emily Gruenhagen, Glencoe, Chair, Sibley County GOP

Rep. Glen Gruenhagen, Glencoe, District 18B

Becky Hall, Duluth, Tea Party Leader

Rep. David Hancock, Bemidji, District 2A

Rep. Josh Heintzeman, Nisswa, District 10A

Rep. Jerry Hertaus, Greenfield, District 33A

Christopher Kaufmann, Hanover, Mayor

Bruce Miller, Champlin, local elected official

Rep. Tim Miller, Prinsburg, District 17A

Rep. Jim Newberger, Becker, District 15B

Tim Pitcher, Farmington, local elected official

Susan Richardson, Woodbury, Minnesota Voter's Alliance

Christopher Rush, Woodbury, Pro-Life activist

Vicki Soppeland, Glenwood, Officer, Pope County GOP

Robert Yang, Rogers, Minnesota Hmong-Lao GOP

Ted Cruz, Cruz Campaign Press Release - Cruz for President Announces Expanded Minnesota Leadership Team Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/315342

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