Governmental Affairs Committee

2022 Forums

The Governmental Affairs Committee of the Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce and the the American Association of University Women  are sponsoring the 2022 candidate forums.  Tune in to Local Government Channel 13 during the listed dates/times to watch the forums LIVE or select one of the links below to watch anytime, anywhere.

City of Fairmont, MN State Senator and MN State Representative Candidate Forum
October 26, 2022

Recorded Broadcast Click Here
Rebroadcast on October 29 & 30 and November 5 & 6 at
3 and 9 am and pm

6:00 pm
City of Fairmont Candidates
Mayor: Lee Baarts & Charles Pearson
Ward 1: Jon Davis & Jay Maynard
Ward 3: Deb Foster & Randy Lubenow

7:00 pm
MN State Senator & MN State Representative
MN State Senator District 22 – Rich Draheim
MN State Representative District 22A – Bjorn Olson & Marisa Ulmen

Martin County, MN Governor/Lt Governor & US Representative Candidate Forum
October 27, 2022

Recorded Broadcast Click Here
Rebroadcast on October 29 & 30 and November 5 & 6 at
12 and 6 am and pm

6:00 pm
Martin County Candidates
County Attorney – Taylor McGown (write-in)
County Commissioner District 2 – Jaime Bleess
County Recorder – Michelle Duncan & Karen Koehler
Sheriff – Travas Diersen (write-in), James Kotewa & Jeffrey Markquart

7:00 pm
MN Governor/Lt Governor & US Representative
MN Governor/Lt Governor – Steve Patterson and Matt Huff, James McCaskel and David Sandbeck, Scott Jensen and Matt Birk, Tim Walz and Peggy Flanagan, Hugh McTavish and Mike Winter & Gabrielle M Prosser and Kevin A. Dwire
US Representative District 1 – Brian Abrahamson, Jeff Ettinger, Brad Finstad & Richard B. Reisdorf

The Governmental Affairs Committee meets to assist and promote Fairmont and Martin County business participation in government and legislative affairs through education. This group:

  • Provides current information on legislative proposals
  • Sponsors Candidate Forums for local elections
  • Holds Legislative Education Luncheons
  • Encourages local participation in “Business Day at the Capital”