Press Release – Announcement – March 6, 2018

Shaun Hainey

On Tuesday Shaun Hainey of Pike announced his candidacy for the MN House of Representatives seat in District 6B, for which Jason Metsa is not seeking re-election as he is running for Congress.

“I live in Pike because it’s where family is, it’s where my wife and I want to raise our children. This is where our kids can play outside without concern, nature is right in our backyard, and whenever we need a break we can just hop on a horse and go for a ride. I am committed to bring our region’s values and work ethic to the capitol to protect this way of life and build a sound economic future for our region.”

Shaun grew up in Pine Springs, MN and attended the University of Minnesota, Morris, where he earned a degree in political science with minors in economics and psychology. He lives with his wife, Cassandra (Maki) Hainey, and their four children on an aspiring hobby farm in Pike Township.

Hainey currently works for the St. Louis County Assessor’s Office, is a member of AFSCME, Vice Chair for Friends of the (Olcott Park) Greenhouse, an active Rotarian, and co-teaches Sunday school at United in Christ Lutheran Church. Hainey has served on the Quad-Cities Early Childhood Coalition and Laurentian Chamber of Commerce Legislative Affairs Committee along with charitable boards for Volunteers in Education (VinE) and Iron Range Partnership for Sustainability (IRPS).

“My first priority is education. I want to help prepare our children to thrive in our natural resource-based economy and create opportunities for entrepreneurship — contributing to a more vibrant Iron Range and giving people more reasons to stay or return to the area,” said Hainey.

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Shaun will be hosting listening sessions to answer questions and listen to what matters most to voters on Friday, March 9th from 6-8pm at Boomtown in Eveleth and Sunday, March 11th from 1-3pm at the Olcott Park Greenhouse. At the Greenhouse, children are welcome to participate in a scavenger hunt and music will be provided by Horse Fzce.

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