Joel Brinker, a St. Peter Resident and business man is announcing a run as the GOP candidate for Minnesota House District 19A.
According to a press release, Brinker served eight years on the St. Peter City Council, from 1998 to 2006. He also served on various city boards before that time as well as serving a term on the St. Peter Food Co-op board during its first move to a larger building.
Brink, 56, has two children and has lived most of his life in St. Peter. He worked for his family's businesses the Saint Peter Woolen Mill and Mary Lue’s Yarns before venturing out to do business on his own. He also drives a truck for Max Johnson Trucking of Le Center.
In a press release, Brinker said his interest in politics started in 1992 with the Perot Campaign. From there, seeing that the only way to make a difference was to get involved, he started looking for opportunities to serve politically, said the release.
Constituents are a high priority for Brinker and the release said he believes that the best ideas come from talking things out. He also believes communications should always be first and foremost in decisions making, especially when the lives and livelihoods of others are involved, said the release.
Brinker also ran in the 2006 House election.
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