Passionate Advocate for Western Minnesota

Born and Raised in Western Minnesota

Reputation for Working Across Party Lines

Vote Kent Eken on November 8, 2016

for Minnesota State Senate in District 4 across Norman County, Clay County and part of Becker County.

We, in Greater Minnesota, need to unite in order to preserve what previous generations have built for us and to continue improving the quality of life in Western Minnesota for ourselves and our children.

Kent Eken

Kent Eken

Our Radio Ads

These are the radio ads we prepared for a previous election campaign. It’s impossible to wrap up all your values and priorities in a quick sound bite, but these aren’t bad.

Radio Ad Transcripts

Radio Spot #1

Kent Eken has been known as a workhorse in the Minnesota House. He gets the job done. Eken understands the need to compromise and as minority lead in the House Agriculture and Rural Development Committee, Eken succeeded in getting a good ag bill done on time. Eken also voted for the compromise to prevent the state shutdown. If you are tired of partisan gridlock, vote Kent Eken for State Senate.
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Radio Spot #2

Kent Eken has deep roots in Western Minnesota. When his great-great grandfather settled here, he changed his name to Eken, which is Norwegian for oak tree. It symbolized his hope that the Eken family would stay and grow here for generations. His hope has taken root. Kent and Lori are raising their children on the 4th Generation Eken farm where Kent grew up and learned the value of hard work. Like the solid oak, from which his name comes, Eken will stand firmly on our side because his roots run deep in this land. Vote Kent Eken for State Senate.
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Radio Spot #3

Kent Eken has deep roots in Western Minnesota. When his great-great grandfather settled here, he changed his name to Eken, which is Norwegian for oak tree. It symbolized his hope that the Eken family would stay and grow here for generations. His hope has taken root. Kent and Lori are raising their children on the 4th Generation Eken farm where Kent grew up and learned the value of hard work. Like the solid oak, from which his name comes, Eken will stand firmly on our side because his roots run deep in this land. Vote Kent Eken for State Senate.
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Radio Ad #3

This is Congressman Collin Peterson. Join me in supporting Kent Eken as our next State Senator in District 4. Kent will bring Northern Minnesota common sense to St. Paul. While some legislators are beholden to their party or special interests, Kent Eken is a proven leader whose only special interest will be the citizens of his district. With a shrinking rural population, we need an experienced and proven voice in the legislature now more than ever. Kent Eken is exactly the kind of leadership we need in St. Paul.
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Kent Eken added 2 new photos.

We've had a busy week already and it's only Wednesday. We're in Session every day this week. Last night I testified on the importance of the Moorhead rail grade crossing project in front of the Capital Investment Committee. This morning I joined Senators Koenen, Schmit, and Jensen in a press conference to talk about the importance of Broadband for Rural Minnesota. Tomorrow we'll take up the supplemental budget bill on the floor. I'll be back in the district this weekend to meet with constituents and spend time with the family.
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Weve had a busy week already and its only Wednesday. Were in Session every day this week. Last night I testified on the importance of the Moorhead rail grade crossing project in front of the Capital Investment Committee. This morning I joined Senators Koenen, Schmit, and Jensen in a press conference to talk about the importance of Broadband for Rural Minnesota. Tomorrow well take up the supplemental budget bill on the floor. Ill be back in the district this weekend to meet with constituents and spend time with the family.

I'll be hosting a number of Town Hall Meetings with Representative Paul Marquart on Friday, April 22nd. You can see the schedule below:

8:00 AM - Halstad Telephone Company Community Room
9:30 AM - Ada City Hall
11:00 AM - Twin Valley Community Center
12:30 PM - Ulen City Hall
2:00 PM - Detroit Lakes City Hall
4:00 PM - Hawley City Hall
5:30 PM - Dilworth City Hall
7:00 PM - Barnesville City Hall

If you have any questions about the schedule or would like more information please call the office at (651) 296-3205.
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Kent Eken and Floyd

Meet Floyd

Sen. Kent Eken owns two miniature pet donkeys named Floyd and Bertha. The first is named after Floyd B. Olson, the first member of the Minnesota Farmer-Labor Party to be elected governor back in the 1930s.

Floyd has been a beloved member of the Eken family for years. He’s very gentle and loves people, so Kent decided to bring him along on the campaign trail during his first election. Floyd quickly discovered a love of parades, where there was usually a piece of candy or two along the route that children had missed. Since then, it’s often a struggle to keep Floyd and his sweet tooth from stealing candy — wrappers and all.

Come out this summer and meet Kent and Floyd. And don’t forget to get out and vote on November 8th!

Kent Eken and Floyd

Vote Kent Eken on November 8, 2016

for Minnesota State Senate in District 4 across Norman County, Clay County and part of Becker County.