Be a Clean Water Voter - Minnesota Endorsements for 2020

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Elections matter – that is something that Clean Water Action has known for a long time.  Our members expect many things from us, but one of our most important responsibilities is to recommend candidates for office that our members and others who care about can support on Election Day.

It isn’t easy to be a Clean Water Action Endorsed Candidate.  You have to have a strong record of fighting for environmental issues, you have to be willing to champion the environmental issues that matter and you have to run a strong grassroots campaign.  In short, you have be GREAT.  

We look at where candidates stand on the key environmental issues that we work on in Minnesota – climate change, clean energy, reducing toxic chemicals, protecting our water, addressing agricultural pollution… just to name a few.  

We believe that the candidates listed below are all deserving of our endorsement and the name of Clean Water Champion.  We encourage you to vote for them and support them in any way you can. Our 2020 Clean Water Action Minnesota Endorsed Candidates:

President - Vice President of the United States

Joe Biden - Kamala Harris. Full Endorsement. Campaign Website.


United States Congress

2nd Congressional District - Angie Craig. Campaign Website.

3rd Congressional District - Dean Phillips. Campaign Website.

4th Congressional District - Betty McCollum. Campaign Website.

5th Congressional District - Ilhan Omar. Campaign Website.


Minnesota State Senate

20th Senate District - Jon Olson. Campaign Website.  

36th Senate District - John Hoffman. Campaign Website.

37th Senate District - Jerry Newton. Campaign Website.              

40th Senate District - Chris Eaton. Campaign Website.

41st Senate District - Mary Kunesh-Podein. Campaign Website.

43rd Senate District - Charles Wiger.

44th Senate District - Ann Johnson Stewart. Campaign Website.

45th Senate District - Ann Rest. Campaign Website.   

46th Senate District - Ron Latz. Campaign Website.   

48th Senate District - Steve Cwodzinski. Campaign Website. 

50th Senate District - Melissa Wiklund. Campaign Website. 

51st Senate District - Jim Carlson. Campaign Website.   

53rd Senate District - Susan Kent. Campaign Website.

54th Senate District - Karla Bigham. Campaign Website. 

57th Senate District - Greg Clausen. Campaign Website.     

60th Senate District - Kari Dziedzic. Campaign Website.    

61st Senate District - Scott Dibble. Campaign Website.    

65th Senate District - Sandra Pappas. Campaign Website.    

66th Senate District - John Marty. Campaign Website.    


Minnesota State House

House District 07A - Jennifer Schultz. Campaign Website.

House District 26A - Tina Liebling. Campaign Website.   

House District 36B - Melissa Hortman. Campaign Website.

House District 38A - Kris Fredrick. Campaign Website.               

House District 41A - Connie Bernardy. Campaign Website.  

House District 42B - Jamie Becker-Finn. Campaign Website.    

House District 43A - Peter Fischer. Campaign Website.    

House District 44B - Patty Acomb. Campaign Website.    

House District 45B - Mike Freiberg. Campaign Website.    

House District 46A - Ryan Winkler. Campaign Website.    

House District 50B - Andrew Carlson. Campaign Website.    

House District 51A - Sandra Masin. Campaign Website. 

House District 54A - Anne Claflin. Campaign Website.   

House District 61A - Frank Hornstein. Campaign Website.   

House District 61B - Jamie Long. Campaign Website.     

House District 63A - Jim Davnie. Campaign Website.    

House District 64B - Dave Pinto. Campaign Website.    

House District 66A - Alice Hausman. Campaign Website.    

Minnesota voter information

Since our founding during the campaign to pass the landmark Clean Water Act in 1972, Clean Water Action has worked to win strong health and environmental protections by bringing issue expertise, solution-oriented thinking and people power to the table. Learn more at

Clean Water Action is responsible for the content of this independent expenditure. It is not coordinated with or approved by any candidate nor is any candidate responsible for it.