Dear IBEW Local 292 Members:

We have Political volunteer opportunities available everyday now through election day. Please consider giving some of your time to help with this important election. Our livelihoods depend upon a favorable outcome of our labor endorsed candidates.

Virtual Phonebanks

The Minneapolis Regional Labor Federation is offering phonebanks everyday between now and the election.

Union household Lit drops

They also have materials prepared for lit dropping into our targeted House & Senate Districts.  To schedule a time to pick up materials. No knocking just dropping!

To Volunteer with the MLF

Email Jean Baudhuin, unionstrongmn@gmail.com or call her at 952-258-9863

If you can help in the St. Cloud area

Email or call Jane Conrad at jane_conrad@outlook.com or 320-267-0899

Coordinated Get Out The Vote events (GOTV)

the MN AFL-CIO will be actively recruiting volunteers to GOTV with the DFL. Click on the link below to sign up to help with GOTV in your area.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Political Director Andy Snope at asnope@ibew292.org or 612-617-4238


We have been invited to participate in three IBEW for BIDEN events on October 17, 24 and 31. These will be virtual phone banks with the DFL UDF list for BIDEN phone calls. More information below:

The Biden campaign have asked us to ask members to volunteer for a campaign action event.

There are three (3) days to choose from to help make phone calls for the Biden campaign. These calls are to the public.

Please click on the link below to sign up.

IBEW Minnesota Day of Action for BIDEN

Virtual Phone Bank

Three times Sat 10/17 – Sat 10/31

Location: Virtual event you can join from anywhere

About this event:

Please join the MN Coordinated Campaign in making calls to ensure that our union voices are heard with the election of Joe Biden. Joe stands for unions and wants to ensure we can build back better with strong union jobs.

Please sign up here, you will receive an invitation the day before or through your local union!


As always, there are labor to labor opportunities daily (except Friday and Sunday) from now until election day. But these planned events are our time to get IBEW 292 to collectively participate in the cause to get the word out for the betterment of our livelihoods.

Thank you in advance for your willingness to volunteer some of your valuable time.

In Brotherhood,

Jeffrey J. Heimerl, Business Manager, IBEW Local 292


Dear Brothers and Sisters:

With the uncertainty of the COVID 19 situation, please consider voting by mail for the upcoming 2020 election. Now is a good time to request a no excuse absentee ballot to be mailed to your home. The General Election will be held on November 3, 2020. Do not risk your health or exposure by voting in person on election day. You can fill out your ballot from the comfort of your own home.

The 2020 election is too important to miss. Please consider taking the steps now to be prepared to vote in the upcoming election.

If you have any questions or need any assistance, do not hesitate to contact me.

In Solidarity,

Andy Snope, Legislative and Political Director

asnope@ibew292.org, 612-617-4238 office or 612-562-7565 cell


Register to vote (or update your voter registration) HERE

Where do I go to Vote? Find out HERE

Other ways to Vote. Vote Early (absentee) Find out how HERE

Who Represents me at the Capitol? Find out HERE

Who is running for office? Find out HERE

WHO WON?? Find out HERE

Please make a contribution to a State Political Candidate or Political Party: You can get a refund from the State, Find out more about that HERE

If you have been participating in your Political Party’s endorsing conventions and you get elected to the next convention. Please contact Andy Snope: asnope@ibew292.orgor Phone# 612-810-2781


September 18: Early voting starts for November 3 General elections



The below listed candidates are proven friends of the IBEW and have been endorsed by the IBEW Local 292 COPE committee.

As of September 18, 2020


US SENATE                          Tina Smith

US HOUSE CD 1                 Dan Feehan

US HOUSE CD 2                 Angie Craig

US HOUSE CD 3                 Dean Phillips

US HOUSE CD 5                 Ilhan Omar

US HOUSE CD 6                 Tawnja Zahradka

US HOUSE CD 7                 Collin Peterson


MN SUPREME COURT    Paul Thissen

MN STATE SEANTE 13     Michael Willemsen

MN STATE SENATE 14     Aric Putnam

MN STATE SENATE 17     Fernando Alvarado

MN STATE SENATE 18     Chad Tschimperle

MN STATE SENATE 20     Jon Olson

MN STATE SENATE 29     Chris Brazelton

MN STATE SENATE 30     Diane Nguyen

MN STATE SENATE 34     Bonnie Westlin

MN STATE SENATE 36     John Hoffman

MN STATE SENATE 37     Jerry Newton

MN STATE SENATE 40     Chris Eaton

MN STATE SENATE 41     Mary Kunesh

MN STATE SENATE 44     Ann Johnson Stewart

MN STATE SENATE 45     Ann Rest

MN STATE SENATE 46     Ron Latz

MN STATE SENATE 47     Addie Miller

MN STATE SENATE 48     Steve Cwodzinski

MN STATE SENATE 49     Melissa Lopez Franzen

MN STATE SENATE 50     Melissa Halverson Wiklund

MN STATE SEANTE 59     Bobby joe Champion

MN STATE SENATE 60     Kari Dziedzic

MN STATE SENATE 61     Scott Dibble

MN STATE SENATE 62     Omar Fateh

MN STATE SENATE 63     Patricia Torres Ray


MN STATE HOUSE 13A   Katy Westlund

MN STATE HOUSE 14A   Tamara ‘Tami’ Calhoun

MN STATE HOUSE 14B    Dan Wolgamott

MN STATE HOUSE 17A   Ben Dolan

MN STATE HOUSE 18B    Heather Bakke

MN STATE HOUSE 29A   Rennee Cardarelle

MN STATE HOUSE 30A   Chad Hobot

MN STATE HOUSE 30B    Brad Kovach

MN STATE HOUSE 33A   Caitlin Cahill

MN STATE HOUSE 33B    Kelly Morrison

MN STATE HOUSE 34A   Brian Raines

MN STATE HOUSE 34B    Kristin Bahner

MN STATE HOUSE 35A   Mike Erickson

MN STATE HOUSE 35B    Jason Ruffalo

MN STATE HOUSE 36A   Zach Stephenson

MN STATE HOUSE 36B    Melissa Hortman

MN STATE HOUSE 37A   Erin Koegel

MN STATE HOUSE 37B    Amir Malik

MN STATE HOUSE 40A   Michael Nelson

MN STATE HOUSE 40B    Samantha Vang

MN STATE HOUSE 41A   Connie Bernardy

MN STATE HOUSE 41B   Sandra Feist

MN STATE HOUSE 44A   Ginny Klevorn

MN STATE HOUSE 44B    Patty Acomb

MN STATE HOUSE 45A   Cedrick Frazier

MN STATE HOUSE 45B    Mike Freiberg

MN STATE HOUSE 46A   Ryan Winkler

MN STATE HOUSE 46B    Cheryl Youakim

MN STATE HOUSE 47A   Arlan Brinkmeier

MN STATE HOUSE 48A   Laurie Pryor

MN STATE HOUES 48B    Carlie Kotyza-Witthuhn

MN STATE HOUSE 49B    Steve Elkins

MN STATE HOUSE 50A   Michael Howard

MNSTATE HOUES 50B     Andrew Carlson

MN STATE HOUSE 55A   Brad Tabke

MN STATE HOUES 55B    Andrea Nelsen

MN STATE HOUSE 56A   Jess Hanson


MN STATE HOUSE 59B    Ester Abaje

MN STATE HOUSE 60A   Sydney Jordan

MN STATE HOUSE 60B    Mohamud Noor

MN STATE HOUSE 61A   Frank Hornstein

MN STATE HOUSE 62A   Hodan Hassan

MN STATE HOUSE 62B    Alisha Gomez

MN STATE HOUSE 63A   Jim Davnie

MN STATE HOUSE 63B    Emma Greenman


ANOKA COUNTY 1                            John LeTourneau

ANOKA COUNTY 2                            Noel Lutsey

ANOKA COUNTY 3                            Nyle Zikmund

ANOKA COUNTY 6                            Cindy Hansen

CARVER COUNTY 3                           Randy Maluchnik

HENNEPIN COUNTY 5                     Debbie Goettel

HENNEPIN COUNTY 6                     Chris LaTondresse

HENNEPIN COUNTY 7                     Kevin Anderson

BROOKLYN PARK Council               Lisa Jacobson

BROOKLYN CENTER Council          Alfreda Daniels

COLUMBUS City Council                Rob Busch

COON RAPIDS Council                    Chris Geiser

COON RAPIDS Council                    Sholondra Shipps-Gordon

CRYSTAL Council W4                       David Cummings

CRYSTAL Council W3                       John Budziszewski

MAPLE GROVE Council                   Kristy Janigo

MINNEAPOLIS School Board        KerryJo Felder

NEW HOPE City Council                 Andy Hoffe

PLYMOUTH City Council                 Milind Sohoni

ROBBINSDALE Mayor                     Bill Blonigan

ROBBINSDALE Council W1            Tyler Kline

ROBBISNDALE Council W2            Sheila Webb

RAMSEY City Council                       Jeff Menth


Who you vote for is your own business. You should know that after careful consideration and selection, the above candidates have been endorsed by the IBEW Local 292 COPE Committee; they are candidates that will fight for Labor and the values of working men and women and our families if they are elected to office.

Check on this page frequently for any updated and new endorsements.

If you have any questions about the candidates listed or not listed here or any candidates outside of the IBEW Local 292 geographical area, please go to the MN AFL-CIO endorsements website for a list of Labor friendly candidates:



Andy Snope asnope@ibew292.org or 612-617-4238.