Minnesota District 4a House Candidate Lynn Halmrast looking to tackle "significant issues" in mental health, substance use, and education

Courtesy: Lynn Halmrast
Courtesy: Lynn Halmrast

(St. Paul, MN) -- A mental health professional and small business owner is looking to represent Minnesota's District 4B if elected this November in the General Election.

Lynn Halmrast joined WDAY Midday to share details about his candidacy, his plans if elected to the position, and his vow to work across the aisle on bipartisan issues. Halmrast says he is not your typical politician, saying he is running because he was literally called to do it.

"I'm minding my own business, catching the first walleye of the day, and I receive a phone call. A long story a little shorter, it was the chair of our party in Clay County asking me if I would consider running for this position," said Halmrast, "I'm not a politician, I didn't sign up to be a politician. I said the only way I would consider it is if I was called, and I wasn't expecting to get the phone call."

Halmrast says he wants to focus on multiple prominent topics that are impacting our region. The candidate is looking to tackle rising costs of living, working to solve the mental health crisis in and out of schools, addressing an increase in illicit drugs, and look to add an overall sense of bipartisanship to the State Senate. He has called the increased costs of living "burdensome", especially with taxes on social security, which he explicitly wants to remove if elected to office. 

Lynn Halmrast is looking to represent Minnesota District 4a's State House in the upcoming November General Election. You can learn more about voting in Minnesota by clicking here

Original Air Date: 
Monday, October 31, 2022