Hi. I'm Aric Putnam,

and I'm running for

State Senate.

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.
You can’t walk into a classroom without hope that things can be better. You have to hope that, by your hard work and your vision, every person in that classroom can be better tomorrow than they were today. I think that we need more hard work and more vision in politics.
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.

Meet & Greet with Aric

Thursday, Dec 5th, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Home of Rick Walter & Cristina Seaborn

Get a chance to know Aric better and share what's on your mind at a house party hosted by members of our community. To secure your spot and get the address, email aricformn@gmail.com

Join Aric for Coffee

Saturday, Dec 14th, 9:00 am to 10:00 am

Jules' Bistro

Join Aric for coffee at Jules' Bistro! There's no agenda: It's just an opportunity for us to spend some time together. So come on out to ask some questions or share your story. I want to hear what's important to you.

Parade with Aric

Saturday, Dec 14th, 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

St. Cloud Winter Nights & Lights Parade

Join our team to show our spirit in the 2019 St. Cloud Winter Nights and Lights parade! Sign up to join us by emailing aricformn@gmail.com

Caucus with Aric

Tuesday, Feb 25th, 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Locations TBD

Going to a caucus is a great way to show your support for Aric! You can also raise issues that are important to you, influence who the party will endorse for many offices, and meet people in our community. If you'd like to be part of our volunteer team on caucus night, shoot us a note at aricforMN@gmail.com – there's tons to do, and we'd love to have you! Plus, volunteering with us on caucus night doesn't have to keep you from participating, so just let us know if you want to attend yours, and we can help find you a role to still make that happen.