Our Leadership Manifesto

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.

In the end, I hope you will take the time to connect with our campaign, think about the solutions we are presenting, and vote for me on November 6 to represent you in the Minnesota House.

- Brad

Brad Tabke, 55a
Brad Tabke
brad tabke for mn
Katy, Jean, Ila, and Brad Tabke

Blog Posts

Campaign Civility Promise

By btabke | August 14, 2018

I am writing this post during Primary voting as an upset voter and citizen. First, I promise you our campaign…

Meet the 4 on the Floor band before Rhythm on the Rails

By btabke | July 30, 2018

Awesome news!!! Gabe Douglas, lead singer of the 4 on the Floor, is holding a meet and greet with our…

Our Leadership Manifesto

By btabke | July 29, 2018

Shakopee, Jackson Township, and Louisville Township are growing, evolving, and thriving with an incredible mix of rural, urban, and suburban…

Campaign Statement on the Shakopee Chamber Primary Forum

By Kevin Wetherille | July 20, 2018

Today, the Tabke for MN campaign has learned we will not be allowed to participate in the Shakopee Chamber of…

Lawn Signs — Coming Soon

By btabke | July 17, 2018

Hello friends!!! We are doing something that I think is really cool with the lawn signs and I’m really excited…

Campaign Intern

By btabke | July 13, 2018

Have you wanted to work with a campaign but didn’t know where to start or what to do? The Tabke…

An awesome weekend of door knocking, campaign, and fun

By btabke | June 25, 2018

What a great weekend to get the Tabke for MN campaign kicked off!! Thank you so much to everyone who…

Door Knocking Kickoff – Saturday, June 23, 2018

By btabke | June 19, 2018

Making personal connections with voters is how we will win this election and door knocking is the number one way…

SD55 Fundraiser

By btabke | June 14, 2018

SD55 is holding a Soup and Pie fundraiser on June 21 from 4 to 7 pm at Spring Lake Town…

Campaign Kick-Off June 23, 2018

By btabke | June 14, 2018

Hello friends!! We will be having a campaign kickoff on Saturday, June 23 at 10 am to begin our work…


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