Monson running for District 5B House of Representatives
He's in his second term as a Wadena County Commissioner and is currently the president of the Wadena County Republicans.
WADENA — Wadena resident Sheldon Monson announced on Sunday, February 20 that he is campaigning for the Minnesota House of Representatives in District 5B.
This newly formed district includes Todd County and portions of Wadena, Morrison, and Cass counties. Portions of the same area are currently served by Rep. John Poston in District 9A. Poston announced his retirement following the redistricting that took place this month, which showed he no longer lived in the new senate district he was pursueing. He will finish out his term. He's been serving in this role since 2017.
Monson is a Wadena County Commissioner, serving his second term, as well as the president of the Wadena County Republicans. He has also served diligently in many other positions within the Republican Party over the years.
“As a lifelong resident of Minnesota, I will be an advocate for the conservative values of our communities and ensure that we have a voice that is heard in Saint Paul. Some of my core values include that life starts at conception, defending the Second Amendment, protecting sanctity of life, preserving small businesses, and reinforcing election integrity. It will be my privilege to be the voice for District 5B at the state capital.”
Sheldon was born and raised in Minnesota, where he learned the values of faith, family, and hard work, according to a news release from Monson. He has lived in Wadena, for 18 years, with his wife, Sharin. They have been married for 33 years and have six grown children. They live on a small farm just outside of Wadena.
Sheldon graduated from Clearbrook high school and Wadena Technical College in the Construction/Electrician program. Sheldon has been a small business owner and has been the Electrical Area Representative in central Minnesota for 21 years.
Sheldon is endorsed by Senator Paul Utke and Representative John Poston.