Thank you to all who mailed in a ballot, voted early or came out to the polls to vote! As a first-time MN House candidate, I am humbled by the support of the residents of District 48A. I have learned so many things from so many people during the campaign and will continue to build on that knowledge for the 2024 election.

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My name is Nathan Kells, the Democratic-endorsed candidate for the Minnesota House of Representative for District 48A. As a homeowner and resident in Cologne, MN, it’s amazing to see the growth in our vibrant community and county as a great place to live and work for my family.

I am a longtime resident of Carver County. I have a special connection with the residents of District 48A (Benton Twp, Chaska W-1 P-2, Chaska W-2 P-2, Cologne, Laketown Twp, Mayer, Victoria, Waconia and Waconia Twp), as a one-time renter and now homeowner, as well as an employee for more than a decade at a popular cultural and outdoor attraction. I look forward to engaging with you about local concerns as well as key statewide issues of importance to you as we work toward the November general election.

It is my privilege to be your candidate and I am truly excited to share my passion for our community and what we can do together, as your hopefully successfully elected representative to the Minnesota House of Representatives.

However you have voted in past elections–I am committed to melding the priorities and needs of our community and finding common ground and forward action.

Let's take a little red and a little blue and make some purple! No one wins if we can't find common ground. #nkfor48a #nkpurple

Let me hear from you about impacts on your everyday quality of life and how to improve it through more effective and service-oriented efficient government! . I look forward to talking with you soon. Email

I consider myself a Moderate Democratic candidate. A moderate is an ideological category which designates a rejection of radical or extreme views, especially in regard to politics and religion. A moderate is considered someone occupying any mainstream position avoiding extreme views. In United States politics, a moderate is considered someone occupying a center position on the left–right political spectrum. See graphic below.

District 48A Includes:

Benton Twp

These precincts in Chaska:




Laketown Twp




Waconia Twp

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