Residents Deserve More from State Legislators

7/14/2018

It’s unfortunate we don’t hear much about what is happening in the legislature until the session ends. Then we hear a lot. But what we finally hear doesn’t seem to have a lot do with our community and its needs. Instead, our representatives give us choreographed talking points and strategic, even misleading, interpretations of what happened in St. Paul. But the truth is they failed to do anything meaningful to support our schools or create jobs, and they ignored sensible policies to help farmers and seniors. Our representatives, regardless of their political party, share responsibility for this inaction, and we deserve better.

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Democratic Candidates get Party's Green Light in 2 House Races Covering St. Cloud

3/5/2018

Democrats in St. Cloud now have party-approved candidates to support in coming elections for state House.

Delegates endorsed Aric Putnam for House District 14A and Dan Wolgamott for District 14B at a local Democratic convention on Saturday.

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Putnam Has Qualities of Great Representative

2/21/2018

As a constituent of Minnesota House District 14A, I was excited to hear that Aric Putnam is running to represent our district in the state legislature. Aric is a teacher, an independent thinker and a strong advocate for our community. He's consistently approachable, earnest, and confident. He'll make an excellent representative.

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Aric Putnam Runs for Office a Second Time

11/9/2017

Aric Putnam announced on Monday, Nov. 6 that he will be joining the race for the Minnesota District 14A House seat.

Next year’s election will determine the outcome of two CSB/SJU professors, Aric Putnam and Jim Read. Putnam is running for a seat in the Minnesota state legislature representing District 14A, which includes South and Northwest St. Cloud, St. Augusta and Waite Park. Read, on the other hand, is running for the District 6 Minnesota State Legislature seat.

At CSB/SJU, Putnam spends his time teaching classes within the Communication Department, with a primary focus in the history of rhetoric in politics and rhetoric relating to race.

Although being a professor does not specifically give Putnam an advantage in his campaign, he believes his background in rhetoric does.

“A lot of politicians depend on their party for talking points and research. I bring a new independence to the job of legislator because I don’t need that,” Putnam said.

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Putnam Announces Bid for District 14A Seat

11/6/2017

A college professor announced Monday he is reviving his bid for the District 14A House seat.

Aric Putnam, a Democrat, is running for the seat now held by Rep. Tama Theis, a Republican who was first elected in 2013. District 14A includes Waite Park, St. Augusta and portions of St. Cloud.

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Stop the Violence Event in St. Cloud

9/25/2017

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) - A lot of people came out to a Stop The Violence event in St. Cloud over the weekend.

The event at South Junior High School was put on by Promise Neighborhood of Central Minnesota.

"It's a great event to bring the community together," said Aric Putnam of Promise Neighborhood.

"We feed folks, they play basketball together, we have tables for different community organizations to talk about the services that they offer."

He says the event aims to stop violence of all kinds, whether its out in the streets or in the home.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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