Farnsworth, Robert

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
MN State Senate
Political Affiliation:
(218) 208-7564
Teacher/Real Estate Agent
BA University of St. Thomas, MS Minnesota State Mankato
Biographical Info:
Rob Farnsworth lives in Hibbing with his wife, Jamie, and their four children: Hannah, Isaac, Abigail, and Samuel. He grew up in Chisholm and graduated from Chisholm High School in 1996. Rob earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of St. Thomas with a double major in History and Social Studies. He later earned his Master of Science degree in Special Education from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Rob has been a teacher for more than 20 years, and his job experience ranges from teaching at Mounds View High School in the suburban Twin Cities to teaching at Thistledew Camp (where he was also local union president) in Togo. He currently works as a special education teacher with the Hibbing school district and as a real estate agent with Village Realty.
I am running so the Northland will be the best place to raise a family. This includes economic and educational opportunities as well as improved public safety, increased housing options, and protecting all of our constitutional rights.


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* Should be banned sooner, but that is not an option on this question.
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
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