Election 2022: Monson announces primary campaign
He's running against Mike Wiener of Long Prairie, who was endorsed at the Republican convention earlier this month.
WADENA — Wadena County Commissioner and House District 5B candidate Sheldon Monson announced his plans to continue to run for the House seat in the upcoming primary election.
Monson has been endorsed by Senator Paul Utke and Representative John Poston. Monson is challenging Long Prairie candidate Mike Wiener, who was endorsed for the seat at the Republican convention on April 2.
This newly formed House District includes Todd County and portions of Wadena, Morrison and Cass counties. While he was not endorsed by the party, Monson said he has heard significant response from supporters that he should continue on.
“Through this election process, I have been contacted by countless supporters from around the district that have encouraged me to run in the primary election,” Monson said. “People from around the district want a representative that will defend their values and be their voice in Saint Paul. I look forward to running in the primary election and to seek support from around the district on August 9.”
The Minnesota primary election is August 9, followed by the general election on November 8. The primary determines who from a party will be on the general election ballot. Only one candidate from that party can be on that ballot.
Monson is a resident in Wadena county where he has served two terms as county commissioner. He has also served as a volunteer EMT, youth pastor, foster parent and 4-H leader. He has also been a small business owner, farmer, and electrician.
You can learn more about Monson by checking out his website at
Find out more about Wiener by searching Mike Wiener for House of Representatives on Facebook.
Portions of the new District 5B are currently served by Rep. John Poston in District 9A. Poston announced his retirement following the redistricting that took place this winter, which showed he no longer lived in the new senate district he was pursuing. He will finish out his term. He's been serving in this role since 2017.