Endorsed 2020 Candidates



Candidate for MN House of Representatives  - District 42B


Sue Finney is a Roseville resident, a business owner and a real estate professional, licensed in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Her 30 years in healthcare technology management (HTM) include 15 years as the founder and principle of an HTM startup.


Sue completed her technical training at Northwestern Electronics Institute and Century College. She earned her Bachelor of Science in management and Master of Business Administration from Cardinal Stritch University.


Sue has been married to Paul for 28 years. They have two adult daughters, two grandchildren, a hunting Labrador and a rescue White Shepherd. When time permits, Sue enjoys spending time at the cabin with family and friends, hunting, fishing and all seasons of outdoor activities.


Sue has always been a committed volunteer across the community, HTM industry and her church, and she has been recognized in many of her efforts.  


Candidate for MN Senate 42


Ben Schwanke is a middle school math teacher in Roseville where he works as an interventionist to help struggling students find success in school and mathematics.  He lives in Shoreview where he volunteers as a Human Rights Commissioner.  


When not teaching he coaches high school football and serves the local teachers union as a representative and contract negotiator.  He also, was recently elected to serve on the Governing Board of the statewide organization Education Minnesota.  


Ben earned his Math Degree at Augsburg College and his Master’s in Educational Leadership at Concordia University in St. Paul.


In his spare time you can see him out walking his rescue dog Mozzie or down at the capitol advocating for education reform and better mental health supports.