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Mike Jungbauer

Statements about running for governor: “When I entered the governor’s race in July, I believed that God had opened the door to a new opportunity and that I needed to respond.

Mike Jungbauer

Statements about running for governor: “When I entered the governor’s race in July, I believed that God had opened the door to a new opportunity and that I needed to respond. I believe I did that to the best of my ability, but it was my human pride that made that job winning the race. As is so often the case, God’s plans aren’t our plans and I now realize that the job that needed doing was to learn a lot, listen even more, encourage and even teach a bit.” — state Sen. Michael Jungbauer, Minnesota Independent, Nov. 11, 2009

Party: Republican

Current government position: State senator. District 48

Elected: 2002

Term: 2nd

Occupation: Water resources manager, pastor

Birth date: Feb. 9, 1958

Home: East Bethel

Education: Moody Bible Institute

Website: Campaign site

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E-mail: sen.mike.jungbauer@senate.mn

Key issues and priorities: Jungbauer defines himself as a “teachable conservative.” Jungbauer is a proponent of energy reform and environmental protection and considers himself a “national expert” on waste-water treatment. For more on why he’s running for governor, go here

Political experience: Mayor of East Bethel (two terms)

Background articles:

“East Bethel’s Sen. Mike Jungbauer wants to be governor”

“No Skepticism on the Energy Gap” (The New York Times)

Jungbauer argues against higher taxes