Trehus Announces Candidacy for Minnesota House in 2018

Health care, education, roads and bridges, and rural economic growth top issues for Trehus in competitive legislative re-match

Spring Grove, MN – Spring Grove school board member Thomas Trehus will run for the Minnesota House of Representatives in District 28B in 2018. The fifth generation Houston County resident will challenge 13-term Rep. Greg Davids (R-Preston). Trehus said he would like to see lawmakers work together to solve challenges facing Minnesotans. He believes Fillmore and Houston Counties deserve a new, more effective and less partisan voice in the legislature.

“As families in Southeastern Minnesota continue to struggle with high healthcare costs, increasing living expenses, inadequate infrastructure, and slow internet,” Trehus said, “we need reasonable people at the table solving problems.” He added, “Instead we see career politicians suing each other for their own political gain.”

As a school board member, decisions must be made by building consensus. Trehus wants to see more of that approach at the Legislature.

“We need to cut through the extreme political partisanship because it prevents progress,” Trehus said, “it prevents our kids from having the education they deserve, it prevents us from making sure our neighbors don’t go bankrupt due to high healthcare costs, and it gets in the way of making sure seniors get what they need to live with dignity.”

Before moving back to his hometown of Spring Grove in 2014, Trehus worked in the Office of United States Senator Al Franken. He is a 2009 graduate of Spring Grove Public Schools and earned his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities in 2012. He looks forward to discussing issues of importance with residents of District 28B over the next twelve months.