Hi. I'm Aric Putnam, and I'm running for State Senate.

I’m a dad, a husband, a volunteer, and a teacher. I've taught everyone from second graders to college kids, in rural areas, small towns, and big cities. We all know that good teachers can lead us to discover and pursue new opportunities. They can help us make our tomorrows brighter than our yesterdays. It’s time that we had representatives with that same vision. As your State Senator, I’ll ask the right questions, and I won’t rest until we get the right answers – real solutions that work for all of us.
Thank you all for coming out to our kickoff event in Waite Park this August. We wanted to start this campaign off right, and now we have — because we did it together.
Let's face it: politics can feel impersonal. Sometimes it seems like candidates are nothing more than party zombies repeating rehearsed talking points, running on autopilot as they ask for your vote.
But I think we can do better.
We deserve the chance to meet candidates for office and to get to know them. We deserve representatives who don’t take us for granted, who work hard to listen to and be heard by all of us. As your State Senator, here’s my commitment to you: you’ll always know what I believe, where to find me, and how to get in touch. You can trust me to always call you back.
Let's have coffee.

Pride Parade

Sunday, Sep 22nd, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

St. Cloud Public Library, 1300 W St Germain St, St. Cloud, MN 56301

Join our team as we march in the first-ever St. Cloud Pride Parade!

Habitat for Humanity Build Day

Tuesday, Sep 24th, 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Build site to be announced

Once a month, our team takes a day off from campaigning to volunteer in our community. This month, we're spending the afternoon with Habitat for Humanity. If you'd like to join us, please email AricforMN@gmail.com

Join Aric for Coffee

Saturday, Sep 28th, 9:00 am to 10:00 am

Jules' Bistro, 921 W Saint Germain St, St. Cloud, MN 56301

We as politicians have no business representing community if we can't build it, so throughout the fall, I'll be scheduling casual meet-and-greet coffees. There's no agenda: it's just an opportunity for us to spend some time together in community. So come on out to ask some questions or share your story. I want to hear what's important to you.

House Party with Aric

Monday, Sep 30th, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Julie's House

You're invited to a house party to get to know Aric. If you'd like to attend, please email AricforMN@gmail.com