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  Ryan Winkler · [email protected]
August 10, 2022 at 7:01 PM

My thank you

John – Thank you for the tremendous support you have offered in my campaign for Hennepin County Attorney, and for the many ways so many of you have supported me throughout the last 16 years. I have been very fortunate to serve in public office, and the opportunity to help shape the direction of Mi…
  Speaker Melissa Hortman · [email protected]
August 9, 2022 at 12:01 PM

Why Ryan stands out

John – It's Primary Day in Minnesota! And the race I am most excited to vote in is Hennepin County Attorney because my friend and political partner Ryan Winkler is running. During my time as Speaker, Ryan has been a true partner at every step—helping me and pushing our House DFL team to be at its…
  Ryan Winkler · [email protected]
August 8, 2022 at 7:15 PM

your vote

John – I'm emailing today to ask for your vote in tomorrow's Primary Election. I'm running to be your next County Attorney because Hennepin County needs strong public safety leadership now in order to prosecute crime and support public safety for every community. The status quo has failed us, a…
  Ryan Winkler · [email protected]
August 7, 2022 at 11:35 PM

public leadership

John – The County Attorney’s office is full of great prosecutors who are focused on tackling rising crime and pursuing justice. What we need most now is an effective leader who knows how to handle big challenges. My opponents ignore this need, implying that courtroom experience makes up for the…
  Winkler for Hennepin · [email protected]
August 6, 2022 at 11:30 PM

help us get neighbors to the polls

John – We’re talking to as many voters as possible before the Primary election on Tuesday. And we still need your help! Will you join us tomorrow in Maple Grove for door knocking with Candidate for City Council, Kristy Janigo? Across the county, people are connecting with Ryan's message of bui…
  Ryan Winkler · [email protected]
August 6, 2022 at 8:10 PM

working together now

John – I was encouraged by yesterday's signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between Interim MPD Chief Amelia Huffman and the Unity Community Mediation Team. The agreement focuses on contentious issues of disagreement between MPD and our community, including use of force, discipline, recruit…
  Sieng Lee, Winkler for Hennepin · [email protected]
August 6, 2022 at 2:25 AM

door knock with us tomorrow!

John – Your voice is a critical part of the race and Ryan needs your vote in the Primary election before the end of the day on Tuesday. Every vote counts--we can't afford to fall short! Will you join us tomorrow in Minneapolis for a door knock? We need to make sure residents know why this elect…
  Ryan Winkler · [email protected]
August 5, 2022 at 6:10 PM

leaders must work together

John – We need leaders who can work together to make our communities safer and our justice system more fair. The County Attorney must work with police, community members and local agencies to build a stronger public safety system and get rising crime under control. Just yesterday, gunfire explo…
  Team Winkler · [email protected]
August 4, 2022 at 11:30 PM

we need your help

John – We are less than one week away from the August 9th Primary. Can we count on your vote next Tuesday or sooner? In the remaining days, we’ll be making many calls, knocking on doors, and delivering lawn signs to anyone who made requests this week. We are maintaining our momentum all the way…
  Ryan Winkler · [email protected]
August 4, 2022 at 6:15 PM

strong partners

John – Last night’s event in George Floyd Square was exactly the kind of conversation we need to continue having. Sitting in the room with law enforcement, community leaders and candidates for County Attorney and Sheriff was a great opportunity to discuss how we can work together to address risi…
  Ryan Winkler · [email protected]
August 3, 2022 at 6:16 PM

Community Matters!

John – My top priority as Hennepin County Attorney is bringing our county together around a shared vision for public safety. Tonight, I’m joining a forum in George Floyd Square led by community-based organizations. Too often are leaders making decisions on behalf of communities without first li…
  Sieng Lee, Team Winkler · [email protected]
August 3, 2022 at 12:01 AM

One week to go!

John – There’s just one week until Election Day! If you haven’t already voted, I want to be sure you know that you don’t need to wait until next week to cast your ballot. Across the county, thousands of ballots have already been cast. If you’re ready to join our broad coalition of supporters wh…
  Ryan Winkler · [email protected]
August 2, 2022 at 10:20 PM

we must work together

John – As I listen to and speak with Hennepin County families, the message I often hear is that they just want to feel safe. Law enforcement staffing in our county is reaching a crisis level. It’s no wonder Minneapolis murder cases are being solved at a historically low rate, just 38%, and that…
  Team Winkler · [email protected]
August 1, 2022 at 11:20 PM

FW: Tune in Tonight!

Tonight, Ryan will join a virtual forum led by the Racial Justice Network. Naturally, we expect police reform to be a discussion topic. It's a critical aspect of public safety reform, so we just wanted to reiterate Ryan's stance here. Ryan believes there are many service-minded officers in Minneap…
  Ryan Winkler · [email protected]
August 1, 2022 at 7:30 PM

limited police resources

John – An effective system of public safety must include improvements to the investigation tools that police departments use, it must include community members, and it must include a commitment to transparency by leadership. If you haven’t yet, I encourage you to take a look at the priorities I…
  Team Winkler · [email protected]
August 1, 2022 at 12:51 AM

Campaign Update

John - With only nine days until the August 9th Primary, the Winkler team has been working hard throughout the month of July, building our campaign to make our communities safer and our justice system more fair. Please take a look at how far we’ve come this month:    Big moments We held a pr…
  Ryan Winkler · [email protected]
July 31, 2022 at 6:30 PM

Star Tribune Endorsed!

John – This morning, I was endorsed by the Star Tribune to be your next Hennepin County Attorney! Here's a quick preview of what they had to say about me: "He is a thoughtful and pragmatic coalition-builder who has worked across political lines... He believes there is 'a big hole in our public …
  Team Winkler · [email protected]
July 30, 2022 at 11:15 PM

FW: Extremist ideologies divide us

John -- We do not need any more extremist rhetoric that only makes our communities less safe. What we need is stronger leadership that prioritizes partnerships to bring safety to our county. Can we count on your vote at the August 9th Primary? Remember, you do not have to wait until August 9th – …
  Ryan Winkler · [email protected]
July 30, 2022 at 5:50 PM

Extremist ideologies divide us

John – Hennepin County doesn't need any more political extremists. City voters made it clear at the polls last November that they want public safety to include an effective police department. The suburbs feel the same way. Despite these strong public statements, my opponents are pushing agendas…
  Ryan Winkler · [email protected]
July 30, 2022 at 1:10 AM

the leadership we need

John – We must confront those who protect the status quo in our justice system - too many of our neighbors feel unsafe and are experiencing violence. Too many in our community have no faith in our justice system. For our next County Attorney, the most pressing issue must be bringing us all toget…
  Team Winkler · [email protected]
July 29, 2022 at 6:35 PM

can we get you a lawn sign?

John – We're closing off another strong week on the campaign trail! So far this week, we had successful door knocks with Representative Samantha Vang, Speaker Melissa Hortman, and Representative Heather Edelson. With under 2 weeks until the August Primary, we've got a lot of supporters behind u…
  Team Winkler · [email protected]
July 28, 2022 at 11:30 PM

FW: we need to do better

John – Our families and our communities cannot afford to continue down the path we’re on. Several of Ryan’s opponents have been a part of our broken criminal justice system. All they’re offering is a new spin on what got us where we are. We need a new approach to crime, and the Hennepin County Att…
  Ryan Winkler · [email protected]
July 28, 2022 at 3:30 PM

we need to do better

John – You don’t have to look hard at our justice system in Hennepin County to see that the status quo is failing us. Too many families don’t feel safe in their neighborhoods, and too much of our community distrusts the justice system. Prosecutors are overworked and police departments are strugg…
  Team Winkler · [email protected]
July 26, 2022 at 6:05 PM

2 weeks until the primary

John - We're just two weeks away from the August 9th Primary. Remember, you can vote at any point between now and then. You don't have to wait until election day. We're looking forward to seeing all of those "I voted" stickers! Ryan's busy today making back-to-back phone calls to supporters. Th…
  Chris Kluthe, Team Winkler · [email protected]
July 26, 2022 at 12:45 AM

one more

John - This is our last email tonight, I promise. We still need to raise another $1,800 before midnight to hit our goal for this reporting deadline. Here’s why it matters: later this week we’ll be reporting our numbers, and we need the media and our opponents to know that we’ve got the stronges…
  Ryan Winkler · [email protected]
July 25, 2022 at 11:05 PM

strong finish

John – I’m counting on you to help us finish strong before tonight’s deadline. I just got off the phone with Chris and he let me know that we still need to raise another $3,900 today to fund our GOTV efforts. Can we count on you tonight? Please, use this link to chip in before our midnight dead…
  Team Winkler · [email protected]
July 25, 2022 at 4:40 PM

Deadline today!

John – We’ve started the day with just over $5,000 to go to our deadline. We're hoping we can count on you to help us close the gap before the end of the day. Here’s why: With just a couple of weeks to go until the primary, we’re looking at a bleak choice if we fall short. Voters will be forced…
  Team Winkler · [email protected]
July 24, 2022 at 11:30 PM

FW: defund the police?

John – we wanted to be sure you didn’t miss Ryan’s message today. Our top opponent is compromising public safety to get votes – she's proud of her latest endorsement from a defund organization. Read Ryan’s note below, and then click here to contribute and help him stand up to the defund movement …
  Ryan Winkler · [email protected]
July 24, 2022 at 9:20 PM

defund the police?

John – The most common thing I hear as I listen to people across the county is that they just want their family to be safe in their community. I don’t blame them, with violent crime on the rise, and our police forces depleted. We’ve got a lot of work to do to create public safety for everyone i…
  Chris Kluthe, Winkler for Hennepin · [email protected]
July 23, 2022 at 11:15 PM

fighting back on all sides

We’ve got an early lead in this race, but we’re fighting against attacks from all sides. Chip in before Monday’s deadline to help Ryan fight back and win! John – With the support of the vast majority of organized labor, community leaders and activists, and organizations like UNIDOS and the …
  Team Winkler · [email protected]
July 23, 2022 at 5:35 PM

deadline approaching

John – We have our first big deadline of the year approaching on Monday night! This one is make or break for us. We’re pulling out all of the stops for the August 9th primary, and it’s critical for our opponents and the media to see that we have the grassroots support to win. We’re counting o…
  Ryan Winkler · [email protected]
July 22, 2022 at 9:20 PM

we need an experienced leader

John – The Hennepin County Attorney’s office can be a positive influence in our community. The office is full of great prosecutors who are focused on tackling rising crime and pursuing justice. What it needs is an effective leader who knows how to handle big challenges. As Majority Leader, I’ve…
  Team Winkler · [email protected]
July 20, 2022 at 7:45 PM

Have you voted yet?

John – Early voting has started for the August Primary and we're excited about the support we've seen so far. Today, Ryan cast his ballot early at the Golden Valley City Hall. You can vote at any point leading up to August 9th. There is no need to wait! Your voice is a critical part of the r…
  Ryan Winkler · [email protected]
July 18, 2022 at 5:30 PM

difficult weekend

John – Over the weekend, I attended a vigil for 6-year-old Blessings McLurain-Gray, the victim of a tragic car chase that ended with a homicide suspect crashing into the vehicle Blessings was riding in. It is awful to keep seeing children's lives lost as a result of violent crime in our communit…
  Winkler for Hennepin · [email protected]
July 17, 2022 at 3:30 PM

FW: growing

Friends – We wanted to be sure you saw Sieng’s update. Thanks to everyone who heeded his call to join us! The next way you can help show your support for Ryan is by hosting a lawn sign. Sign up here and we’ll get your sign delivered in the next few days. Thank you! Team Winkler ---------- Forwa…
  Sieng Lee, Winkler for Hennepin · [email protected]
July 16, 2022 at 7:42 PM


John – It’s been an exciting month on Ryan’s campaign. We’ve added support each and every day, including some organizations critically important to Ryan’s plan to bring public safety to everyone in Hennepin County. Having the unions representing both the Hennepin County Prosecutors and Public d…
  Ryan Winkler · [email protected]
July 15, 2022 at 3:00 PM

community leaders

Friends – While my opponent was busy bragging about her latest Hollywood endorsement on twitter last night, I was hard at work having conversations with leaders and community members from across our county. There’s a lot of work to do and none of it can be done without real relationships with t…
  Team Winkler · [email protected]
July 12, 2022 at 6:05 PM

the road ahead

John, We're exactly four weeks away from the August Primary, and our team is stronger and more motivated than ever before! Our focus in the months ahead is ensuring that every person in our county hears Ryan’s message about a more just and responsive public safety system. Along the way, we’re e…
  Ryan Winkler · [email protected]
July 11, 2022 at 4:15 PM

partnerships for public safety

John, We have a crisis of law enforcement staffing and a deficit of trust between communities and our public safety system. My P3 public safety plan is all about prioritizing violent crime and creating partnerships that can work with me to fill the gaps in our system. We have what we need to me…
  Ryan Winkler · [email protected]
July 8, 2022 at 11:10 PM

how we take on public safety

John - Yesterday, I announced my P3 Plan for public safety as the next Hennepin County Attorney — focusing on policing, prosecution and prevention. We’ve worked hard over the past few months to develop this plan in coordination with police, prosecutors, legislators and local community leaders. …
  Ryan Winkler · [email protected]
July 6, 2022 at 11:15 PM

we need to focus

John - Legalizing cannabis will free up resources in our criminal justice system to take on violent crime. And it couldn’t be clearer that we need those resources right now. Our July 4th weekend shows we are far from the safe communities we all want. Redirecting resources away from low-level ca…
  Ryan Winkler · [email protected]
July 5, 2022 at 11:02 PM


John - I am getting a lot of questions about the new law that took effect on July 1, authorizing the sale of food and beverage products containing limited amounts of hemp-derived THC. I've been leading the way on legalization in Minnesota, so I was proud to see my friend Rep. Heather Edelson's b…
  Team Winkler · [email protected]
July 4, 2022 at 1:35 AM

FW: need to finish this

John - Last week was a huge step toward full legalization of cannabis in Minnesota. We can't let up now though. It's critical that we continue to push for full legalization, regulation and, most importantly, for expungement of past marijuana offenses. The war on drugs left many scars on our commu…
  Ryan Winkler · [email protected]
July 1, 2022 at 7:15 PM

a big win, but not full legalization

John - Beginning today, Minnesotans who are 21 or older can start buying edibles and beverages that contain THC. We fought hard for this legislation, as it improves oversight and strengthens protections over the cannabis market. Let me be clear: This is not legalization, but it's a step toward a…
  Chris Kluthe, Winkler for Hennepin · [email protected]
June 30, 2022 at 11:41 PM

FW: the right kind of change

John - Ryan’s message earlier was powerful, so I wanted to be sure you saw it. Our values are on the line. We have an anti-choice, anti-LGBTQ+ candidate in the race against us on one side, and one backed by police defunders on the other. It’s more critical than ever that we have the resources …
  Ryan Winkler · [email protected]
June 30, 2022 at 8:25 PM

the right kind of change

Hi John - My opponents are both promising to make big changes as our next Hennepin County Attorney, and this we can agree on: We need a new approach. But what these two are suggesting, to be frank, concerns me, and it should concern you. One of my opponents has unified the politicians and organi…
  Team Winkler · [email protected]
June 29, 2022 at 9:00 PM

too much at stake

Hi John - We need a strong finish to June to keep up our campaign for public safety in Hennepin County. On one side of Ryan, we’ve got an extremist who’s ready to do all he can to limit abortion access in Hennepin County and, on the other side, an opponent backed by the same groups that tried to …
  Chris Kluthe, Team Winkler · [email protected]
June 27, 2022 at 4:15 PM

FW: a reasonable choice

Hi John - Ryan's up against two extremists - one is backed by the law enforcement defunders and the other would love nothing more than rolling back abortion rights in Hennepin County. Either would be a disaster for our county, but that could be our choice in November if we don't fight back now. P…
  Team Winkler · [email protected]
June 25, 2022 at 6:15 PM

bad choices

John – After yesterday’s ruling, voters in Hennepin County could face a really bad choice in November for their top prosecutor. On one side we have Tad Jude, an anti-abortion extremist who is running for county attorney so he can prosecute women and doctors. He’ll bring the GOP’s war on women t…
  Ryan Winkler · [email protected]
June 24, 2022 at 11:05 PM

A lot more important now

John – With the end of Roe v. Wade this morning, women in Minnesota’s right to reproductive freedom remains protected – for now. I would bet you anything that we’ll see future MN Supreme Court elections become politicized and divisive, as the GOP seeks to overturn Doe v. Gomez which protects wo…