2012 Press Release
Long time Ramsey resident, Andy Hillebregt, has stepped forward to declare his candidacy for the Minnesota House of Representatives, District 35A. He is challenging incumbent, Jim Abeler (R-Anoka).
Andy has an entrepreneurial spirit and a mind for business. He currently runs multiple small businesses including his own family farm and a tax/accounting firm. His strong income tax background gives him unique insight into our state's ongoing budget quagmire and party politics. “I am dissatisfied with how things are turning out in our country and our state. I want to do my part by working towards a more just tax system while protecting people’s rights. I believe every time we create a bill to regulate morality, we are eroding our freedoms and every time we push a very conservative agenda, we are forgetting about the rights of others."
Due to his concern, Hillebregt has been active in local politics including his candidacy for Anoka County Commissioner in 2010 and recently serving as a delegate for the Democratic Party. He is concerned about K-12 education, having run for the Elk River school board. He has also served as a judge for Mapp Stars and holds a position on his school district's measurement team.
Andy is a graduate of Elk River Senior High School and attended Anoka-Ramsey Community College and Hennepin Technical College. He is married and has three school-aged sons. When not busy with the income tax season, he drives charter trips for Vision Transportation and continues to grow his thriving business ventures