Who’s Rick Nolan? 

A life long neighbor, born and raised in the 8th District. A father and grandfather, married to Mary Nolan for 27 years. A former three-term Minnesota DFL Congressman recognized nationwide for his battles on behalf of working families, farmers, small businesses and rural communities.  A successful small business owner who created jobs throughout northern Minnesota from the sawmill and pallet factory he owned in Emily. A dedicated community volunteer who raises money for college scholarships through the Central Lakes College Foundation.  A true son of the 8th District, who hunts and harvests wild rice in the fall, boils maple syrup in spring and never misses a fishing opener.

In Government
  • “Most Respected” Member of US Congress (1975-1981) by nationally syndicated columnist and Congressional critic, Jack Anderson
  • Former member of State House of Representatives for 8th District’s Morrison County
  • “Presidential Commission on World Hunger”, Chief Congressional sponsor and Presidential appointee to Commission
  • “Rural Development Policy Act”, Chief Congressional Sponsor
  • Member of House Agriculture Committee responsible for food, nutrition, agricultural production, and agricultural finance programs;
  • Chairman of Family Farms and Rural Development Agriculture Subcommittee, and member of Dairy Subcommittee and Livestock and Feed Grains Subcommittee
  • Negotiated American Political Prisoner Release and Agricultural Exchange with Cuban President Fidel Castro
  • Bread for the World Distinguished Service Award“, Recipient
  • Brilliant and effective” as described by Minneapolis Star Tribune
In Business
  • Chairman, president & CEO of Minnesota World Trade Center Corp. credited by the World Trade Magazine for helping generate Minnesota jobs and expand exports
  • 31 years International Business experience exporting American made goods and services, generating U.S. jobs, selling U.S. products, setting up distributorships, joint ventures, partnerships, agency relationships, business training and finance for U.S. Companies
  • Former president/owner/CEO of Emily Forest Products- sawmill & pallet manufacturer in Emily, MN, Planted over 100,000 trees
In the Community
  • Former president of Central Lakes College Foundation raising scholarship money for economically disadvantaged students of all ages
  • National Township Officer’s Association Citizen of the Year
  • Former Minnesota State DFL Vice Chair
  • Chairman, Mission Township Planning Committee

"Prepared and paid for by Nolan For Congress Volunteer Committee", Copyright 2011-2014