CAMPAIGN NEWS

August 29, 2016

Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life State PAC Endorses Jason Rarick 

PINE CITY, MN — Recently, the Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL) State PAC endorsed Jason Rarick, R-Pine City, in his race for the Minnesota House of Representatives District 11B. 

 

​MCCL is Minnesota’s oldest pro-life organization and has over 70,000 member families. It is MCCL's mission to secure legal protections for all innocent human life from conception until natural death. 
 

“Protecting life is a value I share with a majority of constituents in this district," said Rarick. "Our area is home to residents who value life, and our past representatives have tended to reflect that view. I’m thankful to have the distinction of being the MCCL State PAC-endorsed candidate for House District 11B, and look forward to continuing my support for pro-life causes in the Minnesota House."

 

Jason Rarick was first elected to the House of Representatives in 2014, and is running for re-election in District 11B. He is a 27-year member of the Knights of Columbus and a lifelong resident of Pine County.  

August 22, 2016

Minnesota Gun Owners Political Action Committee Endorse the Rarick for House Campaign

PINE CITY, MN — The Minnesota Gun Owners Political Action Committee has endorsed Jason Rarick in his race for the Minnesota House of Representatives.  

 

​In a written statement, the Minnesota Gun Owners PAC said “We are confident that you will be a steadfast supporter of gun rights in Saint Paul.” With this, they awarded Rarick with an “A” grade for his support for gun rights, making him their strongest second amendment candidate in his race.  
 

“I am grateful to have the endorsement of the Minnesota Gun Owners Political Action Committee,” Rarick said. “I’d like to thank Political Director Rob Doar and Chairman Bryan Strawser for working with me to protect our second amendment rights.”

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Jason Rarick is a lifelong resident of Pine County and self-employed owner of Rarick Electric. He is completing his first term in the Minnesota House.

August 17, 2016

State Representative Jason Rarick Endorsed by Minnesota Chamber of Commerce Leadership Fund Pac

 

PINE CITY, MN — The Minnesota Chamber of Commerce Leadership Fund PAC endorsed the Jason Rarick for Minnesota House campaign this afternoon.

 

​In a statement, Bill Blazar, Treasurer of the Leadership Fund Pac said, “Jason Rarick is a champion of the business community, and our PAC’s endorsement recognizes his hard work on behalf of Minnesota employers and employees.” 
 

​“I am proud to receive the endorsement of the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce,” Rarick said. Their mission to support policies that create jobs and grow our economy is important to me and our neighbors across Pine and Kanabec counties.

 

Last session, Rarick voted for legislation that would have given small business owners a repeal of the commercial-industrial property tax off their first $100,000 of property  value- which was expected to save the average business owner roughly $1,000 a year. Despite overwhelming bi-partisan approval by the Minnesota Legislature, Governor Dayton vetoed the legislation.

Jason Rarick is a self-employed electrician and twenty four year member of the IBEW110 Union. He is completing his first term in the Minnesota House.

August 15, 2016

IBEW Minnesota State Council Endorses State Representative Jason Rarick

 

PINE CITY, MN —State Representative Jason Rarick (R-Pine City) has been endorsed by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) State Council.

Sixteen local unions represent the 16,000 members of the IBEW Minnesota State Council. Representative Rarick has been an IBEW 110 member for the last twenty-four years. In that time, Rarick spent five years as a member of the apprenticeship committee.

“With this endorsement, the men and women of the IBEW place their highest level of trust and confidence in you,” the IBEW Minnesota State Council said in a written statement to Rarick.

“I am thrilled to announce that the IBEW State Council has endorsed the Rarick for House campaign,” Rarick said. “It’s a privilege to receive this endorsement, and I would like to thank IBEW MN State Council Chair Jamie McNamara and Legislative & Political Director Andy Snope for their support over the past two years.”

 

The IBEW is the third labor union to endorse Rarick in the past week. The International Operating Engineers, Local 49 and North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters Unions have also endorsed Rarick.

August 9, 2016

North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters Endorse State Representative Jason Rarick

 

PINE CITY, MN —State Representative Jason Rarick (R-Pine City) has been endorsed by the North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters.

The North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters represents nearly 25,000 union members from 36 local unions in Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin. They were chartered by the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners, one of North America’s first unions. The hardworking men and women of this union specialize in projects such as carpentry, interior systems, millwrights, and pile drivers.

“I’m excited to announce that the North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters have endorsed the Rarick for House Campaign,” Rarick said. “Over my 24 years as an electrician, I have worked beside these women and men on countless projects. I have a deep respect for the work they do on the job site as well as in their communities and look forward to working alongside them in the future.

This marks the second union endorsement that Representative Rarick has received this week. Yesterday, the 24 year member of the IBEW110 announced the endorsement of the International Operating Engineers, Local 49.

Jason Rarick is a self-employed electrician completing his first term in the Minnesota House of Representatives. He resides on his farm outside of Pine City.

August 8, 2016

State Representative Jason Rarick Endorsed by Local Operating Engineers Local 49 Union

 

PINE CITY, MN —State Representative Jason Rarick (R-Pine City) has been endorsed by the International Operating Engineers, Local 49 Union for re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives.

Local 49 has over 13,000 men and women in Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota who specialize in contracts such as highway and building construction, welding shops, sand and gravel suppliers, and equipment repair shops. Projects like the Sandpiper pipeline as well as numerous mining operations across Minnesota’s Iron Range are critical for these men and women and have the support of Representative Rarick.

 

“It is truly an honor to have the endorsement of the International Operating Engineers Local 49,” Rarick said. “I stand with the men and women of the Local 49 in their pursuit for more good paying construction and operation jobs.”

 

 Jason Rarick is a self-employed electrician and twenty four year member of the IBEW110 Union. He is running for re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in District 11B.

July 25, 2016

State Representative Jason Rarick Endorsed by National Federation of Independent Business

 

PINE CITY, MN —The state’s largest small business group in terms of entities, the National Federation of Independent Business Minnesota (NFIB), has endorsed State Representative Jason Rarick (R-Pine City) for re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives.

The NFIB/MN SAFE Trust typically endorses legislators who have a record supporting small businesses. Last session, Rarick voted in favor of small business tax relief legislation that would have given Main Street business owners a repeal of the commercial-industrial property tax off their first $100,000 of property value - which was expected to save the average business owner roughly $1,000 a year.

“Small businesses are the backbone of our rural economy, and I’m honored to receive the endorsement of the NFIB/MN SAFE Trust,” Rarick said.

June 27, 2016

STATE REPRESENTATIVE JASON RARICK ENDORSED FOR RE-ELECTION

 

By a unanimous vote, Republican Delegates have endorsed State Representative Jason Rarick (R-Pine City) for re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives. House District 11B includes portions of Pine and Kanabec counties.

“It is truly humbling to receive such strong support, and I’d like to thank all of the delegates not only for their participation but for their faith in my continued service,” Rarick said.

Rarick currently serves on the Minnesota House Agriculture Policy, Capital Investment, and Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Finance committees.

At the local convention, Rarick said Delegates urged him to continue leading the charge to provide tax relief for hardworking Minnesotans.

“It remains such an honor to fight for the interests of Kanabec and Pine county residents, and I look forward to meeting with them in the months ahead," Rarick said.

Rarick is an electrician and is completing his first term in the Minnesota House. He resides in Pine City.

July 1, 2016

Rep. Rarick Announces Crawford as Campaign Chairman

 

Small Business Owner and Former State Lawmaker Will Lead Election Team

 

The Jason Rarick for Minnesota House District 11B Committee announced today that Roger Crawford of Mora will serve as campaign chairman. Crawford has previously served as a Minnesota state representative, Kanabec County commissioner, and mayor of Mora.

“Jason has shown tremendous leadership in St. Paul and continues to be a passionate voice for working families across Kanabec and Pine Counties," Crawford said. "I am honored to lead Representative Rarick’s campaign."

 

Rep. Rarick noted that “Roger has served his community, county, state, and country honorably. He continues to be a stand-up member of his community, and I welcome his expertise to our campaign."

 

Jason Rarick is a self-employed electrician who has spent the last twenty four years as a member of the IBEW 110. He recently completed his first term as the state representative for Minnesota House District 11B, which encompasses portions of Kanabec and Pine Counties.

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