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Friday, September 15, 2023

ST. PAUL – State Representative Brian Daniels (R-Faribault) announced today that he will not seek re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives next November.

Daniels represents Minnesota House District 19A, which includes the cities of Faribault, Kenyon, Wanamingo, Nerstrand, Janesville, Morristown, and portions of Rice, Goodhue, and Waseca Counties.

"It has been the honor of a lifetime to represent you, your family, and our communities in St. Paul," Daniels said. "My work in St. Paul has always been about making Minnesota the best place to work, live, and raise a family and for standing up for our shared values. I look forward to spending more time with my family and friends as I enter private life but plan to remain engaged on the issues that I care so deeply about.”

First elected in 2014, Daniels served on several House Committees, most recently as the Republican-lead on the Children and Families Finance and Policy Committee. During his time in office, Daniels has been a steadfast advocate for the deaf, blind, and individuals with intellectual disabilities. He has continued his work assisting the community by sponsoring legislation to provide capital improvements at the Minnesota State Academies for the Deaf and Blind and improving accessibility and public accommodations for those with disabilities.

Other notable legislative work includes:

  • Helping implement screening for dyslexia in K-12 schools.
  • Ensuring that state colleges and the University of Minnesota have programs for students with intellectual/developmental disabilities.
  • Requiring closed captioning in medical facilities and public spaces.
  • Creating a grant program to help people maintain and repair vehicles used to get to and from work.
  • Securing funding to curtail recruitment by terrorist organizations in Minnesota.
  • Creating a grant program to help farmers retrofit their tractors to protect from rollovers.
  • Securing millions of dollars for local infrastructure projects.
  • Helping to revive the Historic Building Rehabilitation Tax Credit.

Daniels also is a strong proponent of family and pro-life initiatives and says he is proud to have been one of the leading legislative voices in promoting family values as well as the rights of the unborn.

Daniels will finish his current term, which concludes at the end of 2024.

"While I am not seeking re-election, residents should remember that I will continue to represent them until a new state representative is seated in 2025,” Daniels said. “As always, I encourage them to contact me with any legislative questions or concerns."

If you have any legislative questions or comments, you can reach Representative Daniels at 651-296-8237 or by email at