Who We Are
Our purpose is to endorse, support and elect Republicans to fight for our rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness at our local, regional, state, and national government levels. We pursue this goal by educating the citizens in the local area and supporting our local candidates with volunteers, funding, and encouragement.
What Is A BPOU?
BPOU stands for Basic Political Organization Unit. It is the grassroots level of political organization. The BPOUS for House District 42B (HD42B) has 13 precincts across parts of five cities. These precincts vary in size but are used to help organize votes and voting locations on election day.
The BPOU operates as an independent grassroots organization structured under the State of Minnesota GOP and the 4th Congressional District committee. It has it's own constitution, leadership, membership, budget, etc.
In an election year the BPOU endorses local candidates at it's caucus and elects delegates to represent the BPOU at Republican District and State conventions. During the off-election years it holds conventions to elect officers and conduct other party business.
2019-2020 Executive Officers
> Chair: Michelle Manke
> Deputy Chair: Philip Ziermann
> Secretary: Mark Storkamp
> Treasurer: Sue Finney
> Vice Chair: Ron McClain
> Vice Chair: Jason Saari
> Vice Chair: Allen Thomsen
> Vice Chair: Greg Ryan