nick-frentz

Education. Good Jobs. Transportation.

Along with our campaign committee and volunteers, I look forward to working with you to bring a strong voice for District 19 to the Minnesota State Capitol.

– Nick

About

My name is Nick Frentz, and I’m running for the Minnesota State Senate for District 19 because I want to give our area a strong voice at the Minnesota State Capitol. Thanks for visiting our campaign website.

Members of my family first moved to Mankato over 150 years ago. My wife Jill and I started our own family together in North Mankato in 1989 and we feel fortunate that our four children were all born here and have been enrolled in excellent local schools. We are proud to call Minnesota “home”.

For over 28 years, I’ve enjoyed working in Mankato and volunteering to help with area students, youth sports, charity boards, non-profits, special events and more. We are all blessed to have a community that works together on so many things that improve our quality of life.

Both our area and our state have been repeatedly recognized in the national media for being a top place to live and work. Minnesota sets a great example for this country and our district sets a great example for Minnesota. I am committed to see District 19 continue to grow and prosper.

Bio

Personal

Married to Jill Frentz 1989-present

Children: Vanessa (24), Andrew (22), Derek (19), Sean (16)

Dog: Yukon

Cats: Chloe and Pronger

Residence: North Mankato, MN

Education

  • Macalester College, B.A. 1984
    – Dorm Council president, 1983-1984
    – Varsity Football, Basketball, Baseball
  • William Mitchell College of Law, 1987
    – Law Review, 1986-1987

    Professional

  • Attorney, Frentz and Frentz Law Offices, 1987-present
    – Managing Partner, 2003-present
  • Minnesota Association for Justice
    – Board of Governors, 1999-2010
    – Legislative Committee Chairperson, 2009-2010
    – “Member of the Year”, 2010
  • Minnesota State Bar Association “Award of Professional Excellence”
    – pro bono work on behalf of the I-35 bridge collapse victims, 2009
  • Listed as a MN “Super Lawyer”, 2013-present
  • Elected to American Board of Trial Advocates, 2013-present

Community

  • Mankato North Mankato Youth Football
    – coach, director 2004-present, President 2012-2014
  • Upper Midwest High School Hockey Elite League 
    Board of Directors, 2014-present
  • CTK Church
    -Council member 1997-1999
    – President, 1999-2000
    – Confirmation Coordinator 1991-1997
  • MAYBA baseball coach and volunteer
  • MAHA hockey coach and volunteer
  • YMCA Strong Kids Campaign Board 2015
  • CTK council
  • Volunteer speaker at area schools
  • High School Mock Trial competition judge
  • Various boards, committees and event planning

Campaign Committee

Supporters

  • Todd King
  • Steven Hasse
  • Kent Schwickert
  • Scott Bergs
  • Jim Pfau
  • Donald Friend
  • Joe Smentek
  • Daniel Bastian
  • Angela Bastian
  • Eric Steinmetz
  • Paul Baumgartner
  • Clark Johnson
  • Patrick McDermott
  • Kyle Meyers
  • Patrick Tanis
  • Christopher Person
  • Harbi Hassan
  • Lul Sabrie
  • Joseph Kunkel
  • Nick Hermer
  • Sara Rohrer Tuchschere
  • Kent Rossi
  • Randal LeNeave
  • Rochelle Major
  • Mary Beth Arnold
  • Randy Zellmer
  • Chad Surprenant
  • Brian Boettcher
  • Antonia Sigl
  • Linda Heine
  • Renee Rubish
  • Diane Frost
  • Mike Kennedy
  • Laurie Thro
  • Cherrie Inks
  • Robert E Haselow
  • Justine Haselow
  • Stevin Groth
  • Dennis Hood
  • Willie Rosten
  • Diane Norland
  • Laura Bowman
  • Kara Sullivan
  • Jeremy Heath
  • Kevin Staunton
  • Mike Steinhauser
  • Jill Frentz
  • Jeffery Leacox
  • Scott Pinkner
  • Jason Kohlmeyer
  • Rich Wilcox
  • Jeff Stowman
  • Terry Wade
  • Stuart Goldenberg
  • Paul Downes
  • Rob Roe
  • Steven Terry
  • Jason Johnson
  • Nathan Maus
  • Mark Streed
  • Ashleigh Raso
  • Lindsey Wheeler
  • Ross Martell
  • Rachel Simpson
  • Hana Mechem
  • Solomon Robinson
  • Alfredia Ginyard
  • Teresa McClain
  • Colleen Elizalde
  • Charles Slane
  • Karoline Valdivia
  • Keith Sjodin
  • Glenda Nunnery
  • Brandan Flaherty
  • Lindsey Carpenter
  • Jeneva Feuerstein
  • Robert Christensen
  • Kate Jaycox
  • Stacy Stennes
  • Rinholen Lien
  • Yvonne Flaherty
  • Susan Holden
  • Richard Ruchonen
  • Michael Bryant
  • Kathleen Flynn Peterson
  • William Harper
  • Stephen Miller
  • Vincent Cassella
  • Sonja Cassella
  • Dave Hermel
  • Jay Weir
  • Drew Campbell
  • Georgia Holmes
  • Chad Carlberg
  • Todd Snell
  • Jerry Maschka
  • TRIAL-PAC
  • Joel Carlson
  • Robert J Leighton
  • Emily Robinson
  • Ann Sutherland
  • Brand Frentz
  • Michael Radenbaugh
  • Curt Roeder
  • Tony Frentz
  • John Frentz
  • George Chronic
  • Tami Paulsen
  • Tom Baudler
  • Robin Brooksbank
  • Robert Hauer
  • John Carey
  • Vycki Frentz
  • Stephen Rufer
  • Richard Harden
  • William Sieben
  • James Schwebel
  • James Carey
  • Jeffrey Sieben
  • Elizabeth Beach Bryant
  • Phillip Sieff
  • Paul Peterson
  • Reed Mackenzie
  • Paul Phelps
  • James Fleming
  • Michael Scully
  • Katherine Flom
  • Anthony Rubin
  • Shannon Carey
  • T. Joseph Crumbley
  • Peter Schmit
  • Scott Suter
  • Chris Messerly
  • I thank Nick for offering his time and energy to represent the wonderful people of Senate District 19. Senator Kathy Sheran has established a remarkable record of public service for which we are all grateful. Nick’s announcement today assures the Mankato area that we can expect Kathy’s legacy to continue.

    - U.S. Congressman Tim Walz, Minnesota’s 1st District
  • Nick Frentz has been a strong advocate for the people of this community for almost 30 years. He is a friend and colleague, as well as a talented, smart and caring lawyer. District 19 would be very fortunate to have Nick serve as our State Senator.

    - Jerry Maschka, Senior Partner, Maschka, Reidy and Reis
  • Over the last 15 years Nick Frentz has donated hundreds of hours to our organization, as an administrator, coach and president. He always put the interest of the kids and their families first. If you look in the dictionary next to the definition of “dedicated”, you’ll see a picture of Nick.

    - Dennis Hood, Executive Director, MNMYF

Issues

  • Education

    I will fight to keep our educational system a priority at the state level. This includes support for our outstanding local K-12 schools. I also support working to recruit and retain high quality teachers, adding technology to our classrooms, and to keep college affordable.

  • Transportation

    I support a stable, long term funding solution for our roads, bridges, and transit. It is also long past time to expand Hwy 14 to four lanes throughout the district for the benefit and safety of everyone.

  • Economy

    We need an economy that will continue to produce good jobs that pay a living wage. It’s important to provide working Minnesotans a safe, stable workplace environment with good benefits. To have good jobs, we need good employers. As a business owner, I understand the value of allowing agricultural and commercial businesses to grow without unreasonable taxation or regulation.

  • Agriculture

    I strongly support  agriculture, and will work to promote not only producers but those businesses that support and depend on agribusiness throughout the region.  This includes supporting farmers who are working to comply with our new buffer strip legislation, as well as ensuring that we have a workforce that can continue to provide labor to help our agricultural economy prosper. I also support fair taxes for rural residents, and want to make sure government is a partner with agriculture, and not an obstacle.

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