Ben ThomeState Party Director
areas of expertise
- Data Analysis
- GIS Mapping
- Campaign Messaging
- LGBT Issues
- BA Linguistics & Anthropology, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
- 2004 MN State Legislature Candidate, 45A
- 2005 – 2007: CD 3 Vice Chair
- 2014 – 2016: State Party Secretary
Ben has lived in Minnesota all his life, growing up in the northern suburbs and going to university both in Duluth and Minneapolis. He has been a member of the Independence Party since 2003, prior to that he held no party allegiance.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. — Margaret Mead
Ben believes strongly that Minnesota and our nation both need and deserve more choice at the ballot box. Minnesotans must be able to vote for who they want to be in office and not against someone they fear. He works to help bring the Independence Party to the forefront of Minnesota politics.
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