Support Ben at the Special Election Primary, April 29th

On Tuesday, April 29th, help Ben build a future that's even better than today in Hennepin County!

Vote in the Primaries on April 29th!


  • Ben Schweigert was endorsed by Teamsters Joint Council 32:

    “We know that Ben is a committed labor leader who will stand up for the little guy. Ben will be a strong advocate for workers’ rights, fair wages, and better working conditions for all workers. We’re happy to endorse him.” - Edward Reynoso, political director for Teamsters Joint Council 32.

  • The American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Minnesota Council 5 endorsed Ben Schweigert for Hennepin County’s District 3.

    “Ben is an inspiring leader with a bright future and vision for Hennepin County. We are proud to endorse Ben because we know he will fight for everyone in Hennepin County and for the public employees who help keep Hennepin County a great place to live and work.” - Pat Guernsey, president of AFSCME Local 552

  • State Representative Susan Allen endorses Ben Schweigert:

    “I am supporting Ben because he is someone who will fight for people who need a voice in our political process. Ben shares my commitment to social justice. He is seeking to make Hennepin County a place that expands opportunity, fights inequality, and creates better transportation and housing options for more of our citizens. Ben’s positive and optimistic vision will help us together make progress for a better future.”

  • Katie Hatt endorses Ben Schweigert:

    “It is my heartfelt wish to see Ben Schweigert become our next Commissioner. Ben is a passionate progressive with a clear and compelling vision for the future of Hennepin County. I believe he will most authentically and effectively advocate for the issues I care about and that you have told me you care about too.”

  • Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman endorses Ben Schweigert:

    “Ben Schweigert is someone I trust — and someone we can trust — to work tirelessly to solve problems and make Hennepin County a better place.”

  • Ben Schweigert Addresses Hennepin County DFL Convention

    Watch Ben’s speech at the DFL county convention on April 6, 2014. Although the convention adjourned without a vote, and the campaigns weren’t able to compete for an endorsement, Ben’s support among attendees rings loud and clear in the video. _ _ _

  • Ben Schweigert endorsed by Teamsters Joint Council 32 for Hennepin County Commissioner

    Minneapolis — Ben Schweigert has received the endorsement from Teamsters Joint Council 32 in his run for Hennepin County Commissioner. This is the second major labor endorsement Schweigert has received this week. Just Tuesday he received the endorsement of AFSCME Council 5. This comes hot on the heels of endorsements by State Rep. Susan Allen (DFL…

  • Schweigert proposes living wage policy initiative for Hennepin County

    Ben Schweigert, candidate for Hennepin County commissioner, has proposed that Hennepin County adopt a policy of paying living wages for all county work. Schweigert’s proposed living wage would apply to all county employees, county work done by businesses on contracts with the county, and employers who receive direct business subsidies from the county. The policy…

  • Ben Schweigert endorsed by AFSCME Council 5 for Hennepin County Commissioner

    Minneapolis — Ben Schweigert has received the endorsement from AFSCME Council 5 in his run Hennepin County Commissioner. Schweigert’s campaign continues to build momentum. Last week he received the endorsement of State Rep. Susan Allen (DFL – Minneapolis) and he has picked up the support of Katie Hatt, a former candidate for the seat. “Ben…

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