The Republican Party of Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District held it’s convention Saturday April 21st in Crystal, MN to endorse it’s candidate for Congress.
Two candidates were vying for the opportunity to go up against Keith Ellison in November. Christopher Chamberlin, resident of St. Cloud who had previously unsuccessfully ran for President, Governor and briefly US Senate against party activist, CD5 2017 Volunteer of the Year, and South Minneapolis resident Jennifer Zielinski.
Ms. Zielinski won by a landslide majority of the delegates and will be the Republican endorsed candidate. Jennifer was born and raised in the Twin Cities and currently resides in South Minneapolis. She is a graduate of University of Minnesota and now works as a clinical specialist for Allina Health.
Jennifer Zielinski expressed her desire to lead CD5 Get out the Vote efforts and help fellow Republican candidates with local and state-wide elections. When asked about Keith Ellison’s recent comment “women are dying because we (Democrats) are losing elections” Jennifer quipped back: “I am alive and well.”