Dornink, Gene

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
MN State Senate
Political Affiliation:
(507) 206-8449
Small business owner (carpenter)
2 year vocational school, 4 year carpenter apprenticeship
Biographical Info:
Grew up on a dairy farm Went vocational school for carpenter. Worked as a union carpenter for 22 years Started carpentry business in 2009 until present. Married for 37 years 12 children 18 grandchildren.
I am the current State Senator. I was asked to run in 2010, but turned it down. In 2016 there wasn’t a candidate that has signed up, so I felt it is my civil duty to give back and serve the people. We live in the greatest country in the world and I am very grateful. We each need to do our part. I believe all of us need to give back to our communities and also giving our time, talent and gifts in serving the people.


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* Protecting and defending human life, from the unborn to the elderly.
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
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