David Sobieski, resident of Butler Township, announced his plans to run for State Representative in House District 2B.
Sobieski, a small business owner and United States Air Force veteran, is seeking the DFL endorsement and will challenge Republican Representative Steve Green.
Sobieski said he is running for state representative to fight for rural interests at the State Capitol and to work with both Democrats and Republicans to improve education and grow our rural economy.
“In order to best represent rural Minnesota at the legislature you need to work with both parties and be willing to put your community before your party. That’s what I will do,” said Sobieski. “Where bipartisanship is possible I will work hard to achieve it. Compromise and consensus are necessary to get our work done.
“We have real challenges facing our schools and our local economy – it isn’t enough to just say no without working to build consensus and solve problems,” he continued. “I am a problem solver who wants to work in a spirit of cooperation.”
Sobieski said he will focus on bread-and-butter issues at the legislature – namely education and the economy.
“Our rural way of life depends on good schools and a good economy,” said Sobieski. “I’ll work to make sure rural schools are getting a fair shake and that we’re listening to our local businesses so we can help our rural businesses succeed and grow.”
Sobieski has track record of public service, having served from 1987 to 1990 in the United States Air Force.
“As a parachute rigger and sewer, it was my job to keep pilots and flight crews safe,” said Sobieski. “It was an honor to serve my country and it would be an honor to again serve my country and state in the Minnesota House.”
After serving in the Air Force, Sobieski and his wife, Amy, opened their own small business – a sewing and manufacturing business in New York Mills.
He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Twin Cities Campus with a degree in Adult Education and Creative Writing.
Sobieski has been married to his wife Amy for 14 years and they have two sons, John, 11, and Henry, 9.