Urdahl, Dean

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
MN House of Representatives
Political Affiliation:
(132) 085-7260
Litchfield High School, St. Cloud State University
Biographical Info:
Life long resident of Meeker County. Taught American history for 35 years at New London-Spicer schools. Coached Cross Country running with three state championship teams. I have been named to the following Halls of Fame: Litchfield High School, New London-Spicer Athletic, Cross County Coaches of Mn. I also have been named a Distinguished Alumni of St. Cloud State and received the Hahn Award for contributions to the coaching profession. I was elected to the Minn. House of Representatives in 2002 and have chaired the Capital Investment and Legacy Committees. I have also served 16 years on education committees.
I have started initiatives with capital investment and education that I want to finish. I am involved in legislation to increase the relevance of civics in our schools. I also am promoting a "Parent's Bill of Rights" that would ensure that parents have access to how and what is being taught their children.


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)? Y
2. Do you oppose all taxpayer funding of abortion? Y
3. Do you oppose physician assisted suicide, also referred to as aid in dying? Y
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
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* I will not deprive public schools of our constitutionally mandated funding. I am concerned about failing schools in our urban areas and I could support a choice option where it is needed.
7. Should people have their religious freedom protected if they refuse to participate in a same-sex wedding? Y
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