Nurse-Endorsed Candidate Jim Abeler Wins Republican Primary

13 Jan
Minnesota Senate candidate Jim Abeler

Minnesota Senate candidate Jim Abeler

MNA-endorsed candidate Jim Abeler won an important Republican primary for the special state senate election in Senate District 35 yesterday. Abeler now moves on to the special general election on February 9, to replace Senator Branden Petersen, who resigned his seat.

Issues that directly affect our profession – like attempts to allow others to do registered nursing work – are decided in the political arena. To ensure that our voices are heard in those deliberations, MNA endorses candidates who stand with us on the issues. MNA is proud to support Jim Abeler.
Jim is a chiropractor and former Republican State Representative from Anoka. MNA nurses endorsed Jim several times for State Representative, and we have worked well with him on nursing, health care and labor issues. We know we can count on Jim Abeler to stand with us on issues of nursing practice and patient safety.

Abeler takes time to talk to nurses at North

Then Representative Jim Abeler with MNA nurses at the 2014 informational picket at North Memorial Medical Center.

MNA nurses conducted phone banks to nurses in SD35 and are pleased that we played a small part in Abeler’s win.

For nurses who live in SD 35 (Anoka, Ramsey and parts of Coon Rapids), please get out to vote for Jim Abeler in the general election on February 9. Polls will be open from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm. To look up your polling place visit

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