Who are the Kandiyohi County Republicans?

"The mission of the Kandiyohi Republican Party is to unite the efforts and talents of Republicans in the development, maintenance and advancement of responsible representative government, consistent with Republican Party Principles."

- Mission Statement, Adopted in 2019

2021-2023 Kandiyohi County Republican Executive Committee

ChairmanPaul Hoffer

Vice-Chairman: Wendell Nash

Secretary: Shelley Hedlund

Treasurer: Heidi Ahmann

Delegates-at-large: Cory Becker, David Cairns, Karl Kaufman, Mike McArthur, Jim Meder, April Peterson, Sam Romain, and Donna Schmitt

"The duties of the County Executive Committee shall include, but are not limited to: Establishment of effective financial campaigns; Organization of each precinct within the county; Assistance to the candidates of the Republican Party; [and] Coordination of all Republican activities in Kandiyohi County."

- Article III, Section 3 of the Constitution of the Republican Party in Kandiyohi County

Who Represents Us?

Senator Andrew Lang (R, 17)

Senator Andrew Lang was elected to the Minnesota State Senate in 2016, representing communities in Chippewa, Kandiyohi, Renville, and Swift counties.

Andrew Lang grew up in Kandiyohi County and graduated from Willmar High School in 1997. After high school, he attended Ridgewater College before eventually graduating from St. Cloud State University with a bachelor’s degree in aviation science and management.

In 2002, Lang joined the Minnesota Army National Guard and became a commissioned officer in 2003; he currently serves as a major and a logistics officer in the 34th Aviation Brigade. Major Lang served in Balad, Iraq from April 2007 to August 2008, and participated in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Inherent Resolve in 2014.

Senator Lang, his wife, and his two children make their home in Olivia. 

Representative Tim Miller (R, 17A)

Tim Miller is married to his wife Cherie Miller. They have a blended family of seven children and six grandchildren and live in Prinsburg. Tim has a BS from the University of Iowa and is an Army Reserve veteran. He has a consulting business focused on serving non-profits. He was first elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2014. He serves on the Agriculture Finance and Policy, Taxes, and Ways and Means committees. We applaude Rep. Miller's efforts in the legislature in defending all life and traditional family values.  Rep. Miller is the coauthor of almost 50 bills.

Representative Dave Baker (R, 17B)

Dave Baker was born in Aitkin, MN. He lived in International Falls where he managed his first business and started his family. To the Baker's were born three children. The Baker's moved to Willmar in 1994 and continue to work in the hospitality industry. Dave's wife, Mary, founded Baker Hospitalities in 1999 and has enjoyed running the business. In 2014, Rep. Baker was elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives and is assigned to the Behavioral Health Policy Division
Workforce, and Business Development Finance and Policy committees. Rep. Baker is the chief author of over 20 bills.

Michelle Fischbach (R, CD7)

Michelle Fischbach was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2020 representing MN-CD7.

Michelle Fischbach grew up in Woodbury, MN where she graduated from Woodbury High School. Michelle attended the College of St. Benedict, St. Cloud State University, and William Mitchell College of Law.

In 1994, Michelle was the first woman elected to the Paynesville City Council. Michelle was first elected to the State Senate in 1996. Since then, Michelle has served as President of the Minnesota Senate, Chair of the Minnesota Senate Higher Education Committee, and as the 49th Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota.

She and her husband, Scott, have two adult children and six grandchildren and live in the northeastern part of Kandiyohi County.