Utke, Paul

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
MN State Senate
Political Affiliation:
(218) 255-1131
Commercial Property Landlord, Legal Videographer, Licensed Insurance Agent
College Diploma - Diesel Mechanics
Biographical Info:
Grew up in North Dakota Worked 15 years for Mack Truck dealers in North Dakota and Minnesota Owned and operated a retail Hardware and Equipment Rental store in Park Rapids for 16 years Certified Legal Videographer for 14 years Licensed Insurance Agent for 12 years Have lived in Park Rapids for 29 years
I have served in the senate for 6 years and have now reached a time when I know I can make a difference with my leadership. I look forward to another four years with a lot of optimism about what we can accomplish.


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
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