PRESS RELEASE – DAHL ANNOUNCES CANDIDACY FOR SENATE DISTRICT 9 – June 4, 2020

Contact:  Richard Dahl, PO Box 452, Pequot Lakes, MN 56472; Tel: 612-353-9000 / (218) 303-3502; Phone:  (218) 303-3502; Email: richarddahl777@gmail.com / rdahl55@aol.com; Web: https://dahlforsenate.wordpress.com/; Donate: https://secure.anedot.com/dahl-for-senate/donate

Nisswa, Minn. – Richard Dahl, a Minnesota attorney, filed for Senate District 9 seat to represent the areas of Cass, Wadena, Todd, and Morrison counties. Paul Gazelka, an insurance agent for State Farm, filed for a fourth term having been in office for 10 years. Dahl made the decision to run after Gazelka refused to end Governor Walz’s Emergency Powers this session extending the COVID-19 lockdown and potentially allowing the Governor to control the entire election with mail-in voting in a state that has seen significant voter fraud in recent years.  

In April, all 59 House Republicans voted to end Governor Walz’s Emergency Powers and he is now facing a recall and lawsuits from businesses, churches and even state legislators.  However, Gazelka failed to even allow a vote in the Senate on a Resolution to end Governor Walz’s Emergency Powers. Further, Gazelka has failed to support or join a lawsuit with other state legislators, when just across the border in Wisconsin, the state legislature ended the COVID-19 Lockdown with a lawsuit in the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Small businesses and churches in Minnesota continue to be discriminated against and suffer under the burden of this lockdown while big box stores like Walmart continue to operate and profit.

In 2016, President Trump helped deliver a Republican Majority to the Minnesota Senate. Despite this, Gazelka has engaged in a “politics as usual approach” to his leadership and has failed to significantly increase the gains from 2016 and to demonstrate a desire to clean up the Swamp and reform Minnesota government. Unlike President Trump, Gazelka has not done anything significant to embrace alienated labor and minority Democrat voters who want jobs and fair competition against foreign communist slave labor. What he has done, however, is attack Trump supporters who also want those things. Minnesota must promote policies that bring good jobs and justice to all Minnesotans.

In the recent crisis in Minneapolis caused by the shocking and tragic death of George Floyd, Gazelka has failed as a leader to point out that failed Democratic policies in the City of Minneapolis in the hiring and training of police officers, resulted in the police brutality we all were witnesses to. Moreover, as a Republican leader, Gazelka should be on the attack on the slow response of the Mayor or Minneapolis and Governor Walz, which allowed the burning and looting of the City of Minneapolis. 

Gazelka has also failed to bring forth “Stand Your Ground Laws” to the floor of the Senate so Minnesotans do not have to continue to retreat in the face of frightening and ugly violence even in the confines of their own homes.

People are sick and tired of politicians making promises to get elected, then breaking them once in office. Paul Gazelka is a poster child for Swamp Republicans that do not want to rock the boat, and wants politics as usual so that he and his friends have political cover. The job of a leader is to confront corruption and injustice which is taking place in government, such as the massive fraud in the Child Care Assistance program allowing large amounts of money to be funneled to certain groups that are forwarding the money overseas to promote terrorism worldwide. A leader cannot simply ignore inconveniently difficult issues.

It is time for change in Minnesota. Democrats have controlled the Attorney General’s Office for almost 50 years and the Secretary of State’s Office for way too long as well, so that corruption, waste, and election fraud are routinely tolerated and have become business as usual. Republicans cannot expect to take back Statewide Offices until they demonstrate that they will lead with Reform.

Richard Dahl is an attorney with a reputation for fighting hard for his clients for over 30 years and can bring the kind of leadership and experience to fight hard for Minnesotans that want positive changes as opposed to the “play it safe” business as usual approach. You can also donate to Dahl for Senate at: https://secure.anedot.com/dahl-for-senate/donate

RICHARD DAHL, DAHL FOR SENATE BACKGROUND

I am your Blue-Collar attorney admitted to the State Bars of Minnesota and Wisconsin. I was born and raised in a small farming community in the Midwest and was an All-Conference college football player at Knox College where I finished in the top 10% of my class and won the highest award in Economics as the best graduating student in the department. I then received a degree from the University of Chicago Law School, a Top Five Law School, after transferring from the University of Illinois Law School where I had made Law Review.

In a career of over 20 years, I have combined vigilant old-fashioned work ethic with my relentless pursuit of justice. My empathetic approach to my clients and work ethic quickly garnered me a reputation as a formidable and well-respected attorney, resulting in my nomination as a rising star in Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine.  Further, I have become a savvy and seasoned litigator who will fight to obtain the best results for his clients whether it is a personal injury case, criminal case, family law matter, employment dispute, or any other litigation matter.

I am running for State Senate District 09 in Minnesota because my local senator for months refused to confront Governor Walz on the extended unjustified lockdown using medical models from grad students at the U of M while sending COVID19 patients to nursing homes exposing the most vulnerable Minnesotans. Then, he failed to adequately address the politicians in the Minneapolis fever swamp who are liberal socialists that allowed Antifa and BLM to act with impunity in destroying areas in the Twin Cities without any justification causing 500 million dollars in damage. I intend to bring my work ethic, family values and tenacity to fight for and represent Senate District 09. Minnesota needs fighters now to help save the state and the Twin Cities from misguided politicians.  Any donation of $20, $40, $50, or even $100 or more will help me send him back to his insurance job and go fight for YOU. Send your check to Richard Dahl, Dahl For Senate, PO Box 452, Pequot Lakes, MN 56472. You can also donate to Dahl for Senate at: https://secure.anedot.com/dahl-for-senate/donate

Published by richarddahl777

I am your Blue-Collar attorney admitted to the State Bars of Minnesota and Wisconsin. I was born and raised in a small farming community in the Midwest and was an All-Conference college football player at Knox College where I finished in the top 10% of my class and won the highest award in Economics as the best graduating student in the department. I then received a degree from the University of Chicago Law School, a Top Five Law School, after transferring from the University of Illinois Law School where I had made Law Review. In a career of over 20 years, I have combined vigilant old-fashioned work ethic with my relentless pursuit of justice. My empathetic approach to my clients and work ethic quickly garnered me a reputation as a formidable and well-respected attorney, resulting in my nomination as a rising star in Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine. Further, I have become a savvy and seasoned litigator who will fight to obtain the best results for his clients whether it is a personal injury case, criminal case, family law matter, employment dispute, or any other litigation matter. I am running for State Senate District 09 in Minnesota because my local senator for months refused to confront Governor Walz on the extended unjustified lockdown using medical models from grad students at the U of M while sending COVID19 patients to nursing homes exposing the most vulnerable Minnesotans. Then, he failed to adequately address the politicians in the Minneapolis fever swamp who are liberal socialists that allowed Antifa and BLM to act with impunity in destroying areas in the Twin Cities without any justification causing 500 million dollars in damage. I intend to bring my work ethic, family values and tenacity to fight for and represent Senate District 09. Minnesota needs fighters now to help save the state and the Twin Cities from misguided politicians. Any donation of $20, $40, $50, or even $100 or more will help me send him back to his insurance job and go fight for YOU. Send your check to Richard Dahl, Dahl For Senate, PO Box 452, Pequot Lakes, MN 56472. You can also donate to Dahl for Senate at: https://secure.anedot.com/dahl-for-senate/donate

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