CD 1 MNGOP Officers

Chairman Aaron Farris

Freeborn County

Aaron is a lifelong resident of Albert Lea, and became active in the GOP when he was 14 years old. Aaron's involvement in the GOP began as an intern on Jeff Johnson's campaign for Governor in 2017, and he has since managed numerous successful campaigns and helped to elect dozens of Republicans across southern Minnesota. Aaron is currently in his second term as Chair.

CD 1 Chairman: 4/23/2022-Present

CD 1 Deputy Chairman: 3/16/2021-4/23/2022

CD 1 Secretary: 1/13/2020-3/16/2021

CD 1 Young Republicans Chairman: 7/8/2021-Present

Freeborn County Deputy Chairman: 2/16/2021-Present

Freeborn County Secretary: 2/16/2019-2/16/2021

CD 1 Deputy Chairman: 4/1/2023-Present

Jackson County Chairman: 2/6/2021-Present

Deputy Chairman

Nathan Peterson

Jackson County


Secretary Isaac Blum

Mower County

Isaac has been a resident of Austin, MN his whole life. He has been actively involved with the GOP since he was 16 years old. He has participated in many political campaigns over the years in CD 1. He is an active member of his church in Austin, MN and on his free time loves to fish and travel across the United States. He has been to 29 National Parks.

CD 1 Secretary: 4/22/2024-Present

Mower County Deputy Chairman: 4/15/2024-Present

CD 1 Treasurer: 4/1/2023-Present

Treasurer Jack Schlichting

Goodhue County


State Exec. Rep.





CD 1 Finance Vice Chairwoman: 4/24/2023-Present

Finance Vice Chairwoman

Mary Frutiger

Goodhue County


Election Operations Vice

Chairman Lukas Severson

Freeborn County

Lukas resides in Albert Lea and currently works in the Real Estate and Auction industry creating marketing and multimedia material as well as managing and directing a live broadcast studio. He is a dedicated Republican with a strong background in political campaigns and election integrity. Lukas worked for the Trump campaign in 2020, Benda for Congress campaign in 2022, and was the RNC Election Integrity Director for Minnesota in 2022.

CD 1 Election Operations Vice Chairman: 4/24/2023-Present; 5/10/2021-8/23/2021

Freeborn County Vice Chairman: 2/16/2023-Present; 2/16/2021-9/6/2021

County Party Units (BPOUs)

Blue Earth County

Chairwoman Yvonne Simon

Fillmore County

Chairman Jerry Wolf

Jackson County

Chairman Nathan Peterson

Nobles County

Chairman Rod Sankey

Steele County

Chairwoman Pam Seaser

Winona County

Chairman David Baer

Brown County

Chairman Greg Bartz

Freeborn County

Chairman Robert Hoffman

Martin County

Chairman Tim Hamp

Olmsted County

Chairwoman Wendy Phillips

Wabasha County

Chairwoman Deb Roschen

Dodge County

Chairman Frank Bernau

Goodhue County

Chairman Phil Muehring

Mower County

Chairman Doran Kasel

Rice County

Chairwoman Rebecca Lippert

Waseca County

Chairman Richard Stagman

Faribault County

Chairman Bill Erickson

Houston County

Chairman David Pieper

Nicollet County

Chairman Peter Trocke

Rock County

Chairman Bill Weber

Watonwan County

Chairman Shane Schofield

CD 1 Active Affiliates

Republican Women (MNFRW)

Chairwoman Shelley Pohlman

Young Republicans

Chairman Aaron Farris