All candidates for Minnesota State Senate District 41 complete Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey

Both of the candidates running in the November 8, 2022, general election for Minnesota State Senate District 41 — Judy Seeberger (D) and Tom Dippel (R) — completed Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey. These survey responses allow voters to hear directly from candidates about what motivates them to run for office. 

Eighty-eight of the country’s 99 state legislative chambers will hold regularly scheduled elections in 2022. The Republican Party controls the State Senate in Minnesota’s state legislature, and the Democratic Party controls the House of Representatives. Minnesota is one of 13 states with a divided government.

Here are excerpts from candidates’ responses to the question: What are the main points you want voters to remember about your goals for your time in office?            


  • “My top priority is to fight for an economy that works for Minnesotans.”
  • “I am running to ensure that SD 41 has safe neighborhoods and thriving communities. As a paramedic, I work on the front lines of public safety and see first-hand the impact crime has on individuals, families and communities.”
  • “I will always fight to protect women’s right to choose. Government has no place in private conversations between patients and doctors.”


  • “We must fix our broken economy. This means lower taxes and less regulations on business.”
  • “Crime is a problem that must be addressed. We need to support our law enforcement and bolster our criminal justice system.”
  • “Education has been overwhelmed by social experiments. We need to get back to the fundamentals of education – reading, writing, arithmetic, etc.”

Click on candidates’ profile pages below to read their full responses to this and other questions.

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