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Vote 411Launched by the League of Women Voters Education Fund, is a “one-stop-shop” for election-related information. It provides nonpartisan information to the public with both general and state-specific information.

2020 Virtual Candidate Forum:

Instead of a traditional candidate forum, the Hermantown Area Chamber of Commerce will be sharing submitted video links from candidates on our social media streams until November 2nd. If you are in a race that will serve constituents in our general service area of Hermantown, Proctor, Rice Lake, Miller Hill of the Duluth area, and surrounding townships (Midway, Canosia, etc.), you are invited to participate. Many races are happening right now – candidate submitted video links from US Senate, Congress, State Senate, County Commissioner, Mayor, City Council, and School Board will be shared. (If you are in another race and wish to be considered, please email [email protected])


  • Submit a link to a video of your candidate speaking to voters about: “Why are they the best candidate for the position they are running for and if elected what will they do to help the people in their constituency.”
  • It needs to be the candidate speaking intentionally to the people in our service area which includes Hermantown, Proctor, Rice Lake, Miller Hill of Duluth, and surrounding townships as it affects the office they are running for.
  • 2-3 min in length MAXIMUM. If it is over – it will not be shared.
  • It cannot be a promotional campaign video, it needs to be the candidate responding to the question above or we will not share it. (Present as if the candidate were responding to questions in a debate.)  
  • Only submit ONE video link – once we post it, we will not share another from your candidacy.  
  • It is recommended that once you record your video, post it on a platform like YouTube, Facebook, or your website, and share the link from there.


  • Send the link of your video to [email protected]
  • Include your first and last name
  • Include the office you are running for and the community it serves (if not self-explanatory)
  • Include a way for people to find out more – a link to your campaign website, Facebook Page, email address – something that can be shared publicly in the post.

Deadline:  ASAP – as soon as we have them, we will post them during regular business hours.  Since people are early voting and mail-in voting, it is recommended to share the video with us as soon as possible.

Here’s a SAMPLE of how it will be presented on our Facebook page:

Meet the Candidates: John Doe running for House District XB serving the communities of Hermantown and Rice Lake. Find out more on his Facebook Page {LINK} “Vote 4 John”.

The views and opinions expressed in this video are those of the candidate and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Hermantown Area Chamber of Commerce. HACC does not endorse or support this campaign but instead is sharing this video for informational purposes only.


2020 Races – General Election — Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Below is a guide of the city, county, and statewide races that affect the majority of our membership service area.  There are MANY races this year.  There are a few resource links you can use below to make sure you are in the know.   We will do our best to keep this page updated as candidates become endorsed by their party, drop from the race, or after the primary narrows the field.



Hermantown Mayor – uncontested
Wayne Boucher (I)

Hermantown City Council (2 vacancies)
John Geissler (I)
Grant Hauschild


St. Louis County Commissioner 5th District
Keith Musolf (I)
Tammy Sundbom


MN House District 3B
Andrew J Hjelle             Republican
Mary Murphy (I)             Democratic-Farmer-Labor

State Senator District 3
Christopher Hogan        Republican
Tom Bakk (I)                   Democratic-Farmer-Labor


8th Congressional District – MN
Pete Stauber (I)               Republican
Judith Schwartzbacker  Grassroots – Legalize Cannabis
Quinn Nystrom                Democratic-Farmer-Labor

US Senate
Kevin O’Connor               Legal Marijuana Now
Oliver Steinberg              Grassroots – Legalize Cannabis
Jason Lewis                    Republican
Tina Smith (I)                   Democratic-Farmer-Labor

Donald Trump (I)              Republican
Joe Biden                          Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Jo Jorgensen                    Libertarian