Meet Chris Swedzinski
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
graduating from Minneota High School, Chris attended Ridgewater College in
Willmar and Minnesota State University in Mankato, earning degrees in history
and political science.
college, Chris worked as a District Representative for Congressman Mark
Kennedy, focusing on renewable energy, trade, agriculture, foreign relations,
veteran affairs and homeland security.
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.
was first elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2010 and has
represented the people of Southwest Minnesota for two-terms.
fought hard for our district and:
● Opposed $2.1 billion in new
● Helped repeal three harmful
business-to-business taxes including a tax on farm equipment maintenance and
● Helped secure tax relief for
● Voted to increase education
● 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