Dakota County Sheriff Tim Leslie Endorsement

This year, we will be electing a new State Senator to represent our community at the  legislature. As Dakota County Sheriff since 2014 and as a public servant serving Minnesota for the last 42 years, I know effective leadership at the Minnesota legislature requires diligence, hard work, and a willingness to bring all voices to the table. That is why I am endorsing Justin Emmerich for State Senate. 


Justin is the best-suited candidate to keep our community safe at the legislature. I spoke to Justin at length, and his knowledge is impressive. He understands the important work our law enforcement and first responders provide for the community. Addressing crime at its root causes and as it occurs requires thoughtfulness and nuance. Justin will be a unifying voice that can sit down with all parties, listen and foster conversations that lead to the best results. He is seeking public service, not for himself, but he is seeking to better the lives of everyone in our area and state. Justin will be an excellent public servant, and I hope you’ll join me in supporting him.