Minnesotans know the value of hard work, and Tim is no exception. Tim has been a tireless defender and promoter of rural Minnesota values as a husband, father, and a legislator.
Born into a blue-collar family and raised in a 900-square foot home with six under one roof, Tim started pursuing the American dream by putting himself through college. In the midst of his studies, Tim put his patriotism into practice by joining the U.S. Army Reserves. The Army Commendation Medal, earning his Air Assault wings, among other recognitions, speaks to Tim’s skill and sacrifice.
Tim’s entrepreneurial spirit led him to start a painting contracting company after college and become a lifelong small businessman. Tim currently owns a consulting firm that assists corporate and non-profit entities with strategic development.
Tired of inadequate representation, Tim ran for State Representative in District 17A against a DFL incumbent in 2014. Voters wanted a fresh voice and elected Tim by double digits to the seat that had been held by the DFL for more than three decades.
In St. Paul, Tim quickly earned a reputation as a fighter for rural Minnesota. As Vice-Chair of the Agriculture Finance Committee and a member of the Agriculture Policy Committee, Tim knows the challenges facing farmers today because of government overreach.
He has also fought for options to create affordable access to healthcare including his Ag Coop Healthcare bill which was signed into law by Governor Dayton in January 2017. Tim has and will continue to fight for local priorities like opening the Appleton Prison and building a Montevideo Veterans Home.
Tim and his wife, Cherie, live in Prinsburg where they have been blessed with a blended family of seven children and four grandchildren. With a son on the Autism spectrum, they are active in non-profits that promote the value of human life including Peer Connect, Heartland Girls Ranch of Benson and Bethany Christian Services.
Join Tim as he applies his tireless work ethic to promote and defend District 17A interests in St. Paul.