Local DFL SD28 Candidates

Tim Dummer









Longtime teacher and resident, Tim Dummer is seeking election to be Minnesota State Representative for 28A. House seat 28A includes parts of Chisago and Isanti counties. People are at the core of what Tim has been about all his life.

He grew up in New Brighton, MN and attended De La Salle HS in Minneapolis. In between educational goals, Tim worked construction for six years with St. Paul Painters Union Local 61. He completed his Bachelor of Science in education at Macalester College and later obtained a Masters in Education from St. Thomas. Teaching for Cambridge-Isanti District 911 brought him here in 1978 and led to 40 years of teaching at C-I schools. This included two years of teaching our military children at Neubrucke Army/Air Force Base in Germany.  With his wife, Colleen, they have made Cambridge home for over 45 years. Sons Ben and Jon are both graduates of Cambridge-Isanti High School. 

Tim is devoted to his community at Common Ground, a United Methodist Community. He has been a 45 year instructor with Isanti County Youth Firearms. He acted as treasurer for Isanti County Pheasants Forever Chapter 334 for 20 years. He works his land up north and hunts, hikes, bikes and skis. 

As our state representative, Tim will be a practical, common sense problem solver. As he was with his students and their families, Tim will be approachable, a listener and easily make connections with people. He will be attuned to the needs of others and find potential in everyone. With people it is about unifying, not dividing for Tim. 

Tim believes government should be a place where we figure out how to build a better world together. Tim feels the people’s representative should truly value all voices and needs. As District 28A Representative, Tim will uphold a better future for us and our children who will inherit it. That is why Tim asks for your support and to be your choice to represent House District 28A.

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Donate to Tim by mail:
Dummer for MN 28
PO Box 24
Cambridge, MN 55008

You can contact Tim at: timdummerdl@gmail.com

Mary Jo Murphy









Mary Jo Murphy: A Lifetime of Service in Chisago County, seeking election to the Minnesota House of Representatives for 28B.

Mary Jo Murphy is a dedicated public servant and long-time resident of Chisago County. Her priorities have centered around caring for her family and her community in Taylors Falls, where she has lived for 43 years.  Because of her steadfast commitment and advocacy Mary Jo has become a respected figure in local governance and community initiatives. She has been an integral part of Taylors Falls’ annual traditions, including Wannigan Days and the Lighting Festival. Her involvement in these beloved events highlights her dedication to fostering a strong sense of community and preserving local heritage. 

Mary Jo’s journey in public service began with her election to the Taylors Falls City Council, where she served with distinction across three terms. During her 12 year tenure on the Council, Mary Jo held several pivotal roles related to public safety, economic development, and parks commission. Her responsibilities included working closely with the Fire Department and Chisago County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO), ensuring the safety and preparedness of the community. She also played a crucial role in the operations of Public Works, helping to support and improve the city’s infrastructure. While on the Parks and Recreation Commission, she championed initiatives to enhance the quality of life for residents through improved facilities and programs.  As a member of the Economic Development Commission, she worked tirelessly to attract and support businesses, fostering economic growth and job creation in Taylors Falls. 

One of Mary Jo’s most notable achievements was her effort to preserve the Community Center, a vital hub for local events and gatherings. Her dedication to maintaining this essential facility ensured that it remained a vibrant and accessible space for the community.  Her legacy of leadership and dedication continues to inspire those who follow in her footsteps, ensuring that Taylors Falls remains a thriving and welcoming place for future generations.  Mary Jo’s lifetime of service in Chisago County is a testament to her unwavering commitment to her community. Most importantly, she is a passionate advocate, an experienced leader, and prepared to represent the citizens of 28B in the Minnesota House of Representatives.

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You can contact Mary Jo at: maryjomurphyformn@gmail.com