Re-Elect Ben Bakeberg

About Ben


  • Native of Cokato, MN
  • Married to Lindy since 2001
  • Father of three amazing children
  • Attends River Valley Church in Shakopee
  • Former amateur baseball player
  • Volunteer with Jordan Faith Clubs & River Valley Church


  • Graduate of University of Northwestern-St. Paul with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and Bible
  • Minnesota State-Mankato with a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership
  • Saint Mary’s University for K-12 Principal Licensure


  • Professional experience in public and private education
  • Experience as a custodian, paraprofessional, teacher, coach, assistant principal, and building principal
  • Only current school administrator serving our State Government

Ben’s Common Sense Solutions to the Issues We Face

Strong Families


  • Property Tax Relief
  • Social Security tax exemption
  • Accountability toward spending
  • Nursing home assistance

Strong Communities

  • Direct public safety aid for communities.
  • Recruit and improve law enforcement training.
  • Authored “Keep it Clean” Bill to protect Minnesota Lakes.

Strong Schools


  • Chief authored the GOP education bill giving schools funding and flexibility to meet local needs.
  • Invested in mental health services and helping kids learn to read.
  • Supported students, parents, and all professionals working in schools.