About the Candidate

ABOUT THE CANDIDATE

I am Andy Turonie, and I am the 2018 Republican candidate for the Minnesota State House of Representatives seat 53A, covering western Woodbury, south Oakdale, south Maplewood and Landfall.

As an award winning sales leader,
I bring 21 years experience in business sales and finance. I have spent the last seven years in the publishing industry.  My business perspective brings a sense of spending money where it is most needed and tracking return on investment for that money. I believe strongly in taking accountability for funds used and focusing on tangible metrics of success.   I believe Minnesotans enjoy an excellent quality of life due to extraordinary work ethic and not excessive government spending. I am concerned the best and brightest are leaving Minnesota because of a increasingly burdensome tax and regulation structure. I believe that spending Minnesotans’ money wisely is the most efficient way to allow all Minnesotans to live their lives as they choose. I will work to support that vision as the MN House 53A Representative.

"I believe that spending Minnesotans’ money wisely is the most efficient way to allow all Minnesotans to live their lives as they choose. "

Biography

 Andy was born in Minneapolis and grew up in Cloquet, MN. The son of a Clinic  Adminstrator and a Realtor, he learned the importance of hard work and a strong value  system. He graduated with honors from University of Wisconsin – River Falls with a  Speech Communications degree.  He met his wife, Kendre, in his last year in college.  Kendre directs Off-Campus Living at the University of Minnesota and is active as a  volunteer with Guardian Angels Church in Oakdale and chairs the Fall Festival Silent  Auction. They have 2 boys, Noah, 10 years old, and Jack, 5 years old.

Andy’s children, Noah and Jack, attend Woodbury Leadership Academy in the district. The family has lived in Senate District 53 for 14 years, living in Woodbury for 12 years and moved to south Maplewood in late 2015. Andy helps coach his son’s WAA tackle football team each fall and Kendre volunteers at the boys’ school.  As involved parents, they realize that the best and most effective leadership comes from active participation in the community. Andy is excited to take on the challenge and opportunity of running for the MN State House 53A seat.