Meet the Candidates: MN Senate District 2

Two party-endorsed candidates will appear on ballots on Election Day on Nov. 8.

The redistricting maps released in February changed District 2 to include a large swath of north-central Minnesota, including the three tribal nations of Red Lake, White Earth and Leech Lake within the same Senate District.

The candidates appear in the order in which they were interviewed.


Steve Green is the current representative for the Minnesota House 2B district, beginning his service to the region in the legislative session of 2013.

Green, the Republican-endorsed candidate, believes his accomplishments are restraining government as well as he can, especially when it comes to unelected government officials.

Green cites the top issues he’s been hearing on the campaign trail are critical race theory and violent crime.


Leonard “Alan” Roy is the DFL-endorsed candidate in his second bid to represent Senate District 2. Roy is a veteran and the former secretary-treasurer of the White Earth Reservation Business Council, with his last term finishing in July.

Roy describes himself as a pragmatist and strongly believes in working across the aisle to serve all people in Minnesota.

Roy says the top issues he’s been hearing about include abortion rights, as well as concerns about the economy and inflation.


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