Jim Schultz (@JimFor MN), a fifth-generation Minnesotan and political outsider, today announced his campaign for the Republican nomination to challenge DFL Attorney General Keith Ellison of Minnesota.
Schultz, who grew up in the small town of South Haven, Minnesota, practices law with a Minnesota company, specializing in business, regulatory, and compliance law. He previously worked at Dorsey & Whitney LLP in Minneapolis. He currently serves on the board of The Front Line Foundation, a nonprofit supporting police and other first responders. This is his first run for elected office.
Schultz announced his campaign in a video emphasizing his focus on public safety, saying Minnesotans deserve communities where our kids can grow up safe, where the rule of law is respected, and an Attorney General who puts victims first and criminals in jail.
“For 50 years, Democrats have owned the Minnesota Attorney General’s office, and what’s it got us?” Schultz asks in the video. “I’m Jim Schultz and as a fifth-generation Minnesotan, I’m taking a stand. I’m not a politician, I’ve never run for office. I’m a father, a husband, and a conservative who, like you, is fed up.”
Last month Minneapolis voters soundly rejected the ballot measure embraced by Attorney General Ellison and Congressman Ilhan Omar that would have defunded the police. Ellison, who defeated Republican nominee Doug Wardlow in 2018, is considered by many political observers in the state to be the most vulnerable statewide DFL official running for re-election next year.
“Due to the dereliction of duty of elected officials like Keith Ellison, our state burned and people lost their livelihoods, and their lives,” added Schultz. “Minnesotans deserve better from their leaders. I’m running for Attorney General as a public servant, not a politician, to ensure public safety and to protect Minnesota families, communities, and small businesses.”
Schultz will be seeking the Republican endorsement for Attorney General at next year’s state convention in Rochester, Minnesota. Over the next few weeks, he will travel across the state, meeting with voters to discuss his plan to restore trust, safety, and the rule of law in Minnesota.
About Jim Schultz Jim Schultz, a fifth-generation Minnesotan, grew up in the small town of South Haven, Minnesota. His first job was in middle school as a corn detasseler in the fields of Stearns County. From there, he worked as a dishwasher and as a farmhand throughout high school before attending St. Thomas for college. Jim then graduated from Harvard Law School before moving back to the Midwest to begin his career as an attorney in the private sector. Jim previously served on the Hennepin County Capital Budget task force. Jim and his wife live in the west metro and are the proud parents of three beautiful little girls. They are members of Holy Family Catholic Church. For more information, please visit https://Jim-ForMNAG.com/.
Release prepared and submitted by Jim Schultz for Minnesota Attorney General.