I’m running for the state house to bring people together. We must reclaim the importance of the common good. Good for a few is not good enough.
I am a person of faith. I follow the great commandment: love God by loving our neighbor. We need to see ourselves in our neighbors and realize we are connected to our neighbors. We are in this together, and to solve our greatest challenges we will need to come together in new ways. We cannot move forward as divided as we are. I think we can come together, and we will, when we focus on the needs we share.
I’m Todd Lippert and I’m running for the State House of Representatives in District 20B. I’m a resident of Northfield, and I’m the Senior Minister at First United Church of Christ. During my time in Northfield, I have been very involved in faith based community organizing through ISAIAH MN. I’ve been working with the immigrant community to advocate for their needs, I’ve been working for a just response to climate change, and real solutions to our health and mental health care crisis.
I grew up in a small farming community of 700 people in Northwest Iowa, five miles from MN border. I have dedicated my 15 years as a pastor to churches in small communities and rural areas. I’ve ministered to people from all walks of life: farmers and teachers, small business owners and members of the military. My goal is always to earn the respect and trust of the people I serve.
I'm married to Sara and have three children in the Northfield schools, Clara, Simon, and Ruthie.
We need bold solutions that will provide health care for all Minnesotans. We also need to invest in infrastructure that allows us to care for the people we love from the beginning to the end of life: affordable child care, paid family leave, and valuing long term care.
For school safety, we need universal background checks, not armed teachers. We also need to fully fund K-12 education and create a Minnesota where young people can graduate from college without debt.
The transition to clean energy is already resulting in good jobs. Responding to climate change creates new jobs that are opportunities for small communities and rural areas.