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Mark Koran is a strong supporter of our 2nd Amendment Rights.

Minnesota Gun Owners PAC Endorsement

We are pleased to inform you that the Minnesota Gun Owners Political Action Committee has officially endorsed your candidacy for election as State Senator District 32 for the 2016 general election.

In addition, our parent organization, the Minnesota Gun Owners Caucus, has awarded you the grade of “A (P)” for your support for gun rights in Minnesota. The grading scale can be viewed at http://gunowners.mn/grading.

Our endorsement is based on a number of factors, including your overall record of public statements and votes, responses to our current and previous candidate surveys, and other factors that indicate support for the constitutional rights of Minnesota’s gun owners.

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Who is Mark Koran?

All of us have “Roots”, Mark Koran’s go back to Irish and German, Catholic immigrants that came to Minnesota in the early 20th Century. Mark was born in St. Paul in 1964 and baptized, raised and confirmed in the Catholic faith. His faith and upbringing has strengthened his Pro-Life position and the need to protect the unborn. He grew up in the “Frogtown” area of St. Paul and attended St. Paul public schools. As a kid in the Big City, he learned early on how to deal with the real world problems of our complex and diverse society.

  • Mark graduated from Como High School in 1982.
  • He has worked his way up from blue-collar jobs, through owning and operating his own business, to serving as a key manager in the Minnesota Department of Revenue.
  • He is presently employed as a senior sales manager for a large financial institution and has had over 32 years of experience in directly dealing with corporate and government programs and issues.
  • Mark has been married to his wife Cindy for over 32 years.
  • Together they have raised three sons, who have given them three beautiful granddaughters. He and his family moved to their home in Lent Township (Chisago County) in 2007.
  • Mark has been a key leader in all of the significant and controversial issues affecting Lent Township and Chisago County over the past 5-years. He has been a consistent and vocal advocate for reasonable economic development that benefits the community, yet preserves its outstanding rural lifestyle.
  • Mark is also an active member of the Lent Township Planning Commission, where he strives to maintain regulations that preserve the rights of landowners, while ensuring the safety and welfare of township citizens.
  • Most importantly, Mark Koran is a no-nonsense, common-sense conservative. Read More

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What “issues or problems” does Mark believe are most important to Senate District 32 and the State of Minnesota?

First and foremost, WE (the citizens of Chisago and Isanti Counties) need to ensure that we receive “real value” for the hard-earned monies we pay to support our local, State and Federal government. The only way to achieve this is to hold every public official (appointed or elected) fully accountable for how they budget, manage and spend our tax dollars. There should be no tolerance for those who fail to “walk the talk” and betray our trust.
Once our fiscal house is in-order, we need to address those needs and problems that immediately and directly affect the health, safety and welfare of our community. The most basic needs, in Mark’s opinion, relate to our transportation and communication infrastructure. After all, if we can’t leave our homes or talk to our friends and neighbors, we are all land-locked. We can neither travel to earn a living or gain an education, nor obtain the goods and services we need to live. We need good roads, accessible and sensible public transportation and an efficient and reliable power grid and communication system.
Mark believes that only after our government takes care of ALL these “basic needs” (transportation, communication, public safety and security) do we have the luxury to address the other moral, philosophical or political issues that confront us.
After our government ensures that we can move about and communicate freely, it needs to act to make sure we can do so safely and securely. We all take police and fire protection as a “given”. We all expect to have access to emergency services and medical care in times of need. We all expect to have our children reasonably and competently educated. We all expect our State and National military to protect us from foreign and domestic enemies. These are the “basic” services we expect our government to provide.
Mark fully recognizes that all of us have very real and legitimate moral, philosophical and political concerns…and it is the duty of our elected and appointed leaders to address them. Mark also believes it is the primary obligation of our elected and appointed leaders to carefully and respectfully consider everyone’s issues and opinions. This is the foundation of our Democracy and the beauty of “representative” government.


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Official endorsements that Mark Koran has received, so far.

MN Farm Bureau Endorsement of Mark Koran
MN Chamber of Commerce Endorsement of Mark Koran

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  • Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.
    Ronald Reagan