Our State Senator.

Hi, I'm Aric Putnam.
I’ve been a teacher for more than 25 years, and I’ve taught right here in St. Cloud for the last 17 of them. I’m also a community volunteer, a proud dad, an unbelievably lucky husband—and your State Senator.
Too often our politicians take us for granted, focusing on themselves and their party’s agenda rather than the people who elected them. Most of us want better lives for our friends, neighbors, and families, but too many of our elected officials are obstacles to progress rather than true representatives of our values.
I think we can do better.
In a time like this, when politics disconnects us from our neighbors and frustrates the necessary functions of our government, we must realize that citizen is not just a noun — it’s a verb.
To citizen is to participate in our community, know our neighbors, and work together to build the future we want to live in. It means holding our government accountable and enacting meaningful change. It means taking responsibility for our politics and for each other.
With your help, that’s the work I'm doing as your State Senator. Come citizen with us.
We hold events regularly to get to know each other and to discuss and take action on the issues that matter most to us. Join us!

June Town Hall: Legislative Session Recap

Thursday, Jun 24th, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Jules' Bistro

Join Aric for our first in-person Town Hall of 2021! We'll meet at Jules' Bistro in downtown St. Cloud, and Aric will give us a recap from his first session in the legislature. Please register below and bring your questions -- we can't wait to see you!

Walk with Aric in the Granite City Days Parade

Saturday, Jun 26th, 9:30 am to 11:30 am

Downtown St. Cloud

We want to have a HUGE turnout for our first parade as a State Senator! Please grab a friend and join us on SATURDAY, JUNE 26 at 9:30 AM for a parade right in the heart of St. Cloud. Register now, and we'll be in touch with more information!