Perryman, Bernie

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
MN House of Representatives
Political Affiliation:
(320) 292-5960
Owner and CEO of Batteries Plus stores
BA Marketing from Quincy College
Biographical Info:
Born January 8, 1959 in Belleviiie, IL. Attended Christian based grade school, high school and college. Worked for Anheuser Busch, Inc 1982 - 1999 in Sales and Marketing. Married to Keith Ulrick in September, 1992, celebrating 30 years this year. My husband and I moved to St. Cloud in July, 1999; 23 years in the community. Once moving to St. Cloud in 1999, i became a minority owner and CEO of a beverage distributor and sold my interest in 2013. Continued to use my beverage experience for the next 5 years with two different local beverage distributors with outside consulting and Sales Marketing Management. In 2016, I purchased 2 Batteries Plus Bulbs stores located in St. Cloud and Sauk Rapids.
I am running because I am concerned about the direction of our State and believe this is a once in a life time opportunity to give back to the community. As a business owner and a member of the Greater St. Cloud Public Safety Board, I see every day the impact of failed Democrat policies in our State. We need to make Minnesota a place that is friendly to businesses and families alike to inspire future generations to invest in our State. Standing up for our communities’ and businesses’ values…housing, public safety, education and tax relief to put more money in the people’s hands to spend. The Great Minnesota Reset!


Response Legend

  • YYes
  • NNo
  • ?Declined to Respond/Undecided, Position Unknown/Unclear
  • *Comment
  • Position based upon candidate record or extensive research

Question Response Comments/Notes
1. Should abortions be banned after fetal heartbeat is detected (around 6 weeks gestation)? ?
2. Do you oppose all taxpayer funding of abortion? Y* I am a strong supporter of life who will protect the unborn. I will oppose extreme efforts to roll Minnesota's longstanding bipartisan pro-life laws, and always promote the dignity of life at all stages.
3. Do you oppose physician assisted suicide, also referred to as aid in dying? ?
4. Do you oppose public school policies that promote transgender ideology, such as comprehensive sex education? Y
5. Do you support legislation that preserves girls’ and women’s athletics for biological females? Y* Title IX paved the way to provide women and girls more opportunities. We must now preserve those opportunities to support female athletes and ensure fairness.
6. Do you support school choice legislation, such as tuition tax credits, that would enable parents to choose the school that best suits their child’s needs? Y* Every child deserves a great education, and every parent has the right to be involved and have a voice in what's being taught to their children. I will work to keep schools focused on math, reading, writing, and science — not politics — and make sure that parents are a respected partner in shaping our education system.
7. Should people have their religious freedom protected if they refuse to participate in a same-sex wedding? ?
8. Do you oppose efforts to ban voluntary biblical counseling in the areas of gender and sexuality? Y
9. Do you support a parent’s fundamental right to direct the upbringing of their children, including their education and health care? Y