Party: Libertarian

Governor Bio:


Josh Welter feels that everyone must engage in civil discourse in order for a more perfect union to be realized. These times of special interests and the elite show exactly how dysfunctional government for the average Minnesotan has become. He has accepted the challenge to reduce the size of government and eliminate the wastefulness that exists. His experience in automation offers a new approach to allow agencies and services to operate more efficiently through the proper use of technology and operational excellence. Without the burden of special interests, Josh will be free to place knowledgeable, hardworking people in appropriate positions, keeping the offices free of political reward or favor.

Josh Welter is married to Shelli, an outstanding woman with whom he has been married for 13 years. They have 3 fun, dynamic, energetic children. He was born in St. Paul and raised in Roseville. Josh currently lives in Savage. Josh graduated from Roseville Area High School, then went on to college where he earned a Physics degree, helped start a college radio station and participated in undergraduate materials science research. Josh works for an industrial equipment manufacturer in North East Minneapolis that also has plants across the country including Fergus Falls, MN. Josh has been active in the aviation community volunteering with educational charities that let children explore the world of flight through hands on learning. Josh is a member of Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 237 out of Anoka-County Blaine airport, he serves on the board of Flight Expo in Princeton and is a volunteer with the Wings of the North Museum on Flying Cloud Airport in Eden Prairie.


Lieutenant Governor Bio: 


Mary O’Connor is our candidate for Lieutenant Governor. She has been a Libertarian for 15 years and has been our treasurer for 10 years.
Mary was elected to the Brooklyn Center City Council in 2004. In 2016 she ran for Hennepin County Commissioner and received 45% of the vote.

She would like to reduce state government, have fair and simple taxes and end corporate welfare. She believes individuals should make their choices in life and be responsible for them.

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