Vote Tim Utz for

Minnesota House District 41-B


There is no Republican candidate.
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We Vote Tim Utz
4141 Stinson Blvd NE
Columbia Heights, MN 55421
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Election Day
Tuesday November 6, 2018

Minnesota allows for a voting process called Early Voting. Unlike Absentee Voting by mail, Early Voting allows you to vote prior to Election Day at City Hall. The cities of Columbia Heights, Hilltop, New Brighton and Saint Anthony participate in early voting  weekdays during business hours. You can have a voice in who
wins on Election Day by voting while encouraging others in your contact network to join the "We Vote Tim Utz" wave.

Tim Utz
Candidate HD41-B

Early voting starts Friday September 21, 2018 and closes
Monday November 5, 2018.  For additional information
contact your City Hall at the numbers below.

590 40th Avenue NE

Hilltop City Offices (763) 571-2023
4555 Jackson Street NE

New Brighton City Offices (651) 638-2100
803 Old Hwy 8 NW

Saint Anthony City Offices (612) 782-3301
3301 Silver Lake Road

Why Tim is a No Vote for Columbia Heights School Bond



Saint Anthony Chamber of Commerce candidate forum 10/24/18.

Question: should Minnesota be a sanctuary state?

Answers by MN HD41-B candidates Mary Kunesh-Podein (DFL) and Tim Utz (independent).

MN HD 41-B 2018

CONTINUED:    I filed my petition of candidacy for the Minnesota State House of Representatives, District 41-B on Tuesday, June 5th. Unlike most candidates who can just show up and file, I am running as an independent in a partisan race and needed to collect 500 signatures to show viability.  We turned in 650 eligible voter signatures from Columbia Heights, Hilltop, Saint Anthony and southern New Brighton who wanted me to be on the ballot on Election Day, November 6th.  

I will be running a two way race against the DFL candidate.  The Republican Party candidate filed but later withdrew his name, citing that I would be the stronger candidate, and clearing the race between the DFL candidate and myself.  

I ran for the Minnesota State House twice as the Republican endorsed candidate and twice more as the Constitution Party endorsed candidate. In 2010, as the Republican candidate, I received over 40% of the vote in a two way race.  During those races, we found that while a majority of voters agreed with my platform and values, some would not vote for me simply because they would not vote for a Republican, keeping me from being able to win the election.

Voting history has shown that Republicans have never won a general election for Minnesota House when our district included Columbia Heights.  Too many people are turned off by the Republican label.

This year, the local DFL party is fractured, holding a primary, something we believe has not happened in this house district before. A DFL primary will eat up campaign dollars, and take their focus off the general election, weakening the incumbent's position for re-election.  Conservatives, constitutionalists, even democrats and those simply FED UP with party politics will have a chance to show support for a candidate who has support from across the political spectrum; someone who is principled, trustworthy, and is not beholden to a political party. 

You can count on me to do what I say.  Our team has demonstrated that we can deliver independents and soft Democrats through the most recent Columbia Heights school board special elections and bond referendum.  I came within a mere 100 votes of winning a special election for school board against a DFL endorsed candidate that outspent me 11 to 1.  Last fall's bond referendum was successfully defeated because we were able to create a coalition of conservatives, independents, and soft Democrats.  This coalition would simply not be possible under the Republican label.

We can finally punch a hole in the masquerade of DFL invincibility and win HD41-B. 

Because there is no Republican on the ballot this year, this campaign is expected to be hotly contested with so much at stake at the MN state legislature. Each candidate is expected to spend anywhere from $20,000 to $40,000. This year, individuals are able to donate up to $1,000 each. Some supporters will donate the maximum, while others will donate smaller amounts or make monthly contributions. No matter how big or small, every dollar is vital and appreciated. I am asking friends, family and supporters for a donation to support campaign costs. Would you consider making a donation?  

You can show your support by donating online at, or mail your contribution to Tim Utz, 4141 Stinson Blvd NE, Columbia Heights, MN 55421.  Please make checks out to "We Vote Tim Utz".  Other ways to support me include hosting a meet and greet in your home, planting a yard sign, and volunteering in parades, dropping flyers, and other campaign activities.  Finally, please consider praying that our citizens are inspired to come forward and vote Tim Utz on Election Day, November 6, 2018.

We Declare Independence.  We Vote Tim Utz.

Tim Utz
independent Candidate
Minnesota House District 41-B
Columbia Heights, Hilltop, Saint Anthony, and southern New Brighton

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