Our Elected Leaders

Learn more about the Republican Elected Leaders to the Pine County area.


Jason Rarick

Minnesota Senator - 11

Jason has been an active member of his community over the past 30 years. This includes time spent as a religious education instructor, a youth athletics coach, and as a school board member. For more than the past 27 years, Jason has been a member of the Knights of Columbus. He currently serves as the Trustee at St. Joseph's Church in Beroun and as a Board Member for Habitat for Humanity.



Nathan Nelson

11B Minnesota House of Representatives

Nathan Nelson grew up on a dairy farm east of Hinckley, MN and graduated from Hinckley-Finlayson High School in 1997. He has been married over 20 years and has 5 children. Nathan and Suzanna moved back to Pine County 22 years ago to partner with his father on the farm.  After getting involved in the community and being in several community organizations for many years Nathan decided to step-up to run and serve as our Representative for the State of MN.



Jeff Dotseth

11A Minnesota House of Representatives



Pete Stauber

US House of Representatives - Minnesota 8th District

After graduating from Duluth Denfeld High School and receiving a Division I hockey scholarship, Pete led Lake Superior State University to a national championship in 1988. Pete was drafted by the Detroit Red Wings and played in one of the most historic franchises in the National Hockey League. After retiring from professional hockey, Pete returned to Minnesota to start a family business and served more than two decades in law enforcement.

During the years of his service, Pete served both as the President of the Law Enforcement Labor Services Union, Local 363 and as an Area Commander with the Duluth Police Department. After 22 years of service with the department, Pete retired in August 2017.

Pete and his wife Jodi know what service and sacrifice to your country means. Pete’s wife, Jodi, is a decorated Iraq War Veteran with more than 20 years of service. Jodi was also previously involved with the Minnesota Air National Guard Yellow Ribbon Program, helping military members reintegrate into civilian life.

Pete and Jodi currently reside in Hermantown where they are raising five children – Levi, Luke, Isaac, Addilyn, and Theo.


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