Ben Dolan

for Minnesota House of Representatives

Campaign Announcement: Ben Dolan to Run for House of Representative, District 17a


APPLETON, MN --- Born and raised in Greater Minnesota, Ben Dolan is announcing his candidacy for the House of Representatives, District 17a, and has growth and sustainability on his mind. Dolan is committed to his community and plans to lead positive change, increased growth, and great quality of life in his home district.

Dolan is no stranger to hard work. He comes from a blue collar background, and worked service and labor jobs to pay his way through his education—even doing concrete work a few years during and after college. He strongly believes in personal responsibility, but also community. He prescribes to the late, great Senator Paul Wellstone's saying:

“We all do better when we all do better.”

“It gives me pride to be able to do something for the communities in which I have grown up. I want to be able to give back, to be a true voice for our district in St. Paul, and let the rest of Minnesota know we mean business out here in West Central Minnesota,” said Dolan.

Topics Dolan is passionate about for Greater Minnesota include mental health resources, quality, affordable healthcare, improved education, professional job retention, reducing methamphetamine addiction, supporting our military veterans in any way we can (especially right when they return home), good-paying jobs, and strengthening our agricultural community.

Supporting educators, health care professionals and farmers is of monumental importance to Dolan.  

A native of Appleton, Dolan has lived in the small towns of Greater Minnesota most of his life. A high school graduate from Lac qui Parle Valley High School near Madison, he then attended Ridgewater College in Willmar (where he played on basketball team) and finally graduated from Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall.  Ben then went on to law school, receiving his juris doctorate from the University of South Dakota School of Law in Vermillion, South Dakota. He currently works as a Judicial Law Clerk for the Minnesota Judicial branch locally, and has been actively involved in politics/government for his entire adult life. 

Ben Dolan has a passion for public service and the Great State of Minnesota. He is ready to get to work representing the voice of the people of Western Minnesota in Saint Paul.


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