Meet Chris Swedzinski


Chris lives in rural Ghent with his wife, Jessica and their four young children where he farms and owns a welding business. Raised on a 130-year-old family farm in Taunton, MN, his roots are deeply engrained in Southwestern Minnesota.


After graduating from Minneota High School, Chris attended Ridgewater College in Willmar and Minnesota State University in Mankato, earning degrees in history and political science.


After college, Chris worked as a District Representative for Congressman Mark Kennedy, focusing on renewable energy, trade, agriculture, foreign relations, veteran affairs and homeland security.


He then went to work for the USDA as a Rural Development Specialist where he designed and facilitated outreach plans and strategies for rural businesses and renewable energy efforts for Minnesota.


Chris’ Record


Chris was first elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2010 and has represented the people of Southwest Minnesota for two-terms.


Chris fought hard for our district and:


Opposed $2.1 billion in new taxes

Helped repeal three harmful business-to-business taxes including a tax on farm equipment maintenance and repair

Helped secure tax relief for hardworking Minnesotans

Voted to increase education funding

Championed Drake’s Law to increase the penalties for repeat drunk driving offenses

Advocated for caregivers who look after the elderly and vulnerable adults, ensuring they received a full five percent rate increase

Authored bills for several local projects including the MERIT Center, Marshall Amateur Sports Center, Canby Theatre and Dawson Industrial Park

Text Box: Chris, 2010 Corn Planting
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Chris Swedzinski

P.O. Box 826

Marshall, MN 56258