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Rich Draheim – Senate District 20

This November Vote Rich Draheim for Senate District 20

We are very fortunate Rich Draheim is running for the Minnesota State Senate. Rich is a successful business owner and community leader, dedicated to solutions that put the family first. Rich Draheim will work to assure fair funding for our local schools, eliminate job-killing government “red tape” and work to fix another big government disaster: MNSURE. Rich is willing to serve you and your family. Let’s give him that chance. You’ll be glad you did.

Click on any of the links below to see position papers Rich has put out.

It’s back to school time!

Issue #3 – Keeping the Quality in Minnesota’s Education System Rich Draheim grew up in a family of educators. His grandmother was a teacher in a one room school house in southern Minnesota, his mom a teacher in Mankato, his uncle taught in Owatonna, his aunt in...

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Lowering Health Care Costs

We all know the problems. Health insurance costs continue to skyrocket, making health care unaffordable for families, farmers and small business owners. Here in Minnesota, the state’s MNsure program has been plagued by huge cost overruns, delays, computer glitches,...

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How about a little waste, fraud or abuse?

Waste, fraud and abuse. There’s a fair share of it in government. Take the MNsure website, Minnesota’s version of Obamacare, strongly supported by my opponent, Kevin Dahle. It has taken hundreds of millions of dollars to “fix” the site, and it still routinely fails to...

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Safe Roads and Bridges

The Minnesota Constitution spells out our rights, liberties, and how government is to be organized. Very few sections of the constitution outline how money is to be spent. Transportation is one of those sections, so we have a constitutional obligation to get it right....

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The Heartbeat of our Communities

If you drive through Northfield, New Prague, Le Center, Le Sueur, Belle Plaine, Elko-New Market or any of the other small towns that make up Senate District 20, you’ll quickly see what makes up the economic heartbeat of Minnesota. Small business owners. Whether a...

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It’s Not a Suggestion

The Second Amendment was adopted on December 15, 1791, as part of the first ten amendments contained in the Bill of Rights. It reads: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall...

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We’re almost #1…and that’s not a good thing

Founded in 1937, the Tax Foundation is an independent, non-partisan Washington, D.C.-based think tank that collects data and publishes research studies on U.S. tax policies at both the federal and state levels. Last week, the group came out with its 2017 “Tax Climate...

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Ethics That Go Beyond Rule 56

Rule 56 of the Permanent Rules of the Minnesota Senate outlines the standards of ethical conduct members are to follow. In the first section, 56.1, it reads as follows: “Members shall adhere to the highest standard of ethical conduct as embodied in the Minnesota...

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It’s Decision Time. Why Me?

On Tuesday, (for those who have yet to vote) you’ll make the decision as to who should represent you in the Minnesota State Senate for the next four years. It won’t surprise you that I believe I’m the best candidate, and worthy of your vote. But why? That’s a...

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What we need most in St. Paul is prioritization.  Nov. 8th Vote Rich Draheim

Early Voting Thru 11/7
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LeSueur County


Le Sueur County Courthouse 88 S Park Ave Le Center, MN 56057


Carol Blaschko Phone: 507-357-2251 Fax: 507-357-8628 Email:

Rice County


Rice County Elections 320 3rd St NW Faribault, MN 55021


Rice County Elections Phone: 507-332-6104 Fax: 507-333-3754 Email:

Scott County


Scott County Government Center 200 Fourth Ave W Shakopee, MN 55379


Lisa Shadick Phone: 952-496-8560 Fax: 952-496-8174 Email:


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