Andrew Brobston Files Today to Challenge Dave Thompson for Senate in 58

Andrew Brobston, a software engineer from Vermillion Township in rural Dakota County, filed today with the Secretary of State to run for the Minnesota Senate in District 58.  The district includes Farmington, most of Lakeville, and portions of rural Dakota and Goodhue Counties.

“I am running for Senate to represent all of us in the district,” said Brobston.  “I want to work to end the divisive politics that frustrate Minnesotans.”

“When the legislature and governor arrived at a standoff that shut down the state government last year, the people of Minnesota lost.  New business owners suffered delays in getting building permits.  Schools endured uncertainty about their finances.  We need a legislature who can work together to solve the real problems facing this state.  Contests of will and one-sided thinking have no place in our government.”

Brobston is a first-time candidate for public office.  His background extends into areas besides software.  He was a school music teacher for three years in Iowa before attending graduate school in music.  Brobston moved to Minnesota five years ago to participate in the doctoral program in saxophone performance at the University of Minnesota.

“To me, Minnesota is about quality of life,” said Brobston.  “The opportunities here are among the reasons I stayed in Minnesota after completing my coursework at the University of Minnesota.”

Andrew Brobston said that he looks forward to listening to the people he will represent if elected.

“As a software developer, I am used to listening to people’s needs and interests and finding workable solutions.  I look forward to putting my problem-solving skills to work for the people of my district.  I need your support to make that happen.”

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2 thoughts on “Andrew Brobston Files Today to Challenge Dave Thompson for Senate in 58”

  1. Ya gotta luv a candidate who immediately hits the right chord … the message of gridlock and “MY way” was the song that Dave Thompson sang (with the MN-GOP chorus providing backing vocals) during the last session.

    As Andrew Brobston speaks of listening to people and resolving issues , he will resonate with voters.

    BTW, on Monday at 2:00PM Mike Obermueller, the DFL nominee for CD2, will speak about middle class values in front of supporters on the steps of the MN Secretary of State’s Office (180 State Office Building -100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd) before filing his official paperwork to run for Congress.

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