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Ben Schwanke
for Minnesota

Making a Difference

Candidate for the MN State House in District 40A, encompassing Arden Hills, Mounds View, and portions of Shoreview and New Brighton

About Ben

Ben Schwanke is a middle school math teacher in Roseville where he works as an interventionist to help struggling students find success in school and mathematics.  He has made it his focus and mission to provide a safe and equitable learning environment for all students, not only in his classroom but throughout Roseville Area Schools


He lives in Arden Hills and recently served as a Human Rights Commissioner in Shoreview. When not teaching, Ben coaches high school football and serves the local teachers union as a representative and contract negotiator.  He served on the Governing Board of the statewide organization Education Minnesota from 2019-2022.  


Ben earned a Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics at Augsburg College, and a Master’s in Educational Leadership at Concordia University in Saint Paul.


In his spare time you can see him out walking his rescue dog Mozzie, or down at the State Capitol advocating for education reform and better mental health supports.

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Help Ben make a difference!

Everyone deserves a fair chance to succeed. Our nation’s success is built on the founding principles of unlimited opportunity, quality education, commitment to hard work, and the freedom to pursue our dreams. Ben Schwanke works every day to ensure that the community is advancing towards meeting these founding principles. Help him to achieve his goals with your donation to his campaign.

If you prefer to send a check, make check payable to

Schwanke for House

3673 Lexington Avenue North H2 # 336

Arden Hills MN  55126

2022 PCR - Political Contribution Refund

The State of Minnesota has the Political Contribution Refund Program.  Donations up to $50/person or $100/married couple may quality for a full refund from the State of Minnesota.  


Make a donation to

"Ben Schwanke for House "


The Campaign Committee will send you a receipt and PCR form in the mail. (This may take a few days)


Fill out the PCR Form, attach to the receipt, and send to the MN Dept of Revenue


Your refund will be direct deposited into your bank account in approx. 3-4 weeks

Contributions or gifts to "Schwanke for House" are not tax deductible. The contribution limit for 2021 thru 2022 is $1,000 per individual and $2,000 per couple.  Minnesota Election Law requires political committees to report the name, mailing address, occupation and name of employer for each individual whose contributions aggregate in excess of $200 per calendar year.

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Schwanke for House

3673 Lexington Avenue North H2 #336

Arden Hills MN  55126

Ben wants to hear your thoughts and ideas on how to represent the issues most important to you at the capitol. Please contact him to have your voice heard!

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