Braham Area High School graduate and Assistant Isanti County Attorney Tim Nelson recently filed to run for the Minnesota Senate, running for the seat currently held by Senator Sean Nienow in District 32. Nelson is a fifth-generation resident of the district, and was born in Cambridge and raised in Braham.  Nelson and around 150 supporters launched his campaign in March, just miles from where one set of his grandparents built a successful manufacturing business and the other ran a family farm.

Nelson graduated from St. Olaf College, where he was captain of the basketball team, and Yale Law School.  Tim returned home with his wife Kelly to raise their family and to serve the community where he grew up.  Tim has served for almost five years as an Assistant County Attorney, working alongside Isanti County Family Services to protect abused children, assisting the Isanti County Planning Commission as it maps our area’s future, and prosecuting criminals.  Tim also serves on the Foundation Board at the Anoka-Ramsey Community College, on Isanti County’s Family Support Team and Children’s Justice Initiative, and on the Church Council at the Braham Evangelical Lutheran Church, where he was baptized.  Tim also is trained to to assist government departments in getting the best value for our tax dollars.

“I grew up around people who wanted to leave their community in better shape than they found it. I saw wonderful examples of people looking past their differences to focus on the things that we share, instead of the things that divide us,” Nelson said. “My wife and I moved back here because we want to raise our daughter in a community that lives those values, and I’m running because I want to make sure that spirit is alive and well in our voice in St. Paul.”



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