Our Campaign

Shakopee, Jackson Township, and Louisville Township are growing, evolving, and thriving with an incredible mix of rural, urban, and suburban culture. I am running for the Minnesota House District 55A seat to represent us in St Paul.

At the Legislature, I want to work for you. I want to help focus our state government on the future for all of us and our next generations. To accomplish this, our State government must give power back to local governments. This is where the best decisions can be made— closest to the people. Local entities must have a voice on policy and how to best spend our hard-earned dollars.

Workforce Development

Our workforce is the key to Minnesota’s future. We must protect and grow it.

As a State, we do not have the fundamentals in place to support future jobs and workforce development. We must have a functioning transportation system with a mix of both roads and transit to accomplish our goals.

Embracing Our Differences

Minnesota’s diversity is another key to our success. It is unconscionable to me that Minnesota can simultaneously rank second best in the nation for raising a family while also being second worst in the nation for racial inequities.

Collaborative Governing

None of this can happen without the ability to sit down together, find compromise, and govern collaboratively. During my time as Mayor, I was open to connecting with anyone who was willing to work hard to find solutions that were a win for them and a win for Shakopee. It never mattered where they were from, what they wanted to accomplish, or what party they represented. We worked together for the betterment of our community. Period.

The Closing Hours

Brad Tabke for MN
Katy, Jean, Ila, and Brad Tabke
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Our Family

Blog Posts

Shakopee’s 2019 Rhythm on the Rails

By btabke | July 18, 2019

Downtown Shakopee is doing incredible things for our community. Run by the Shakopee Chamber with contributions from the business community…

The Shakopee Podcast

By btabke | July 11, 2019

In keeping #MN55a residents informed and up-to-date on what is happening in the community, I started The Shakopee Podcast during…

Join Speaker Hortman and Maj Leader Winkler at an event supporting Rep Tabke

By btabke | June 7, 2019

Join Minnesota House Speaker Melissa Hortman and Majority Leader Ryan Winkler at an event to support Rep. Brad Tabke on…

2019-20 Legislative Swearing-In Ceremony

By btabke | December 30, 2018

The Minnesota House convenes for the first time in the 2019-20 session at noon on January 8, 2019. At that…

Endorsement: Steph Bode

By btabke | November 4, 2018

Even though I can remember when in less contentious times political differences of opinion didn’t create such divisiveness, but with…

Tabke Endorsement: Jen (Kurvers) Wetherille

By btabke | November 4, 2018

This election season we have an overwhelming amount of information coming at us from every direction and it can be…