Hello. I’m Roger J. Skraba, and I’m running for the office of Minnesota State Representative District 3A, which includes all or parts of Koochiching, St. Louis, Lake, and Cook counties.
I’m running for State Office because our current representative supports issues I believe most district residents do not support. One of those issues is that he voted to allow illegal immigrants to get a driver’s license! Is this something that you would support?If you are here illegally, why should you be rewarded with a legal license?
Minnesota families have to pay and abide by the laws to receive their license; that is the standard, and everyone should follow it. I have outlined some of the issues I will support and will help prioritize when elected.
I’m currently the Mayor of Ely, having previously served three terms as Mayor and three terms as a City Councilor. I was born and raised in Ely, Minnesota, and graduated from Ely Memorial High School before attending and graduating from North Dakota State University with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management with a minor in Political Science.
Before my public service, I served nine years in the U.S. Army. Growing up on the range kindled a passion for the out-of-doors that led me to become a wilderness canoe fishing guide, and I work as a carpenter when not guiding.
I’m currently the Chairperson of the St. Louis County Planning Commission and Vice-chair of the Board of Adjustment. In addition to being the Current trail administrator for the DNR Grant in aid Tomahawk Snowmobile Trail and Ely to Lake Vermilion lake snowmobile trails, I’m the current President of Club Mesabi, promoting the Mesabi Bike Trail.
I’m an active Member of the Ely Honor Guard and St. Anthony’s Catholic Church as an usher.
My experiences have trained me to be a more rounded leader, able to represent and understand both sides of an issue, and that is what we need in St. Paul now!
Please support me and my campaign to finally seat a Republican in the House of Representatives from District 3A! I will work diligently to earn your trust and your vote to represent you in St. Paul.