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Thursday, June 25, 2020 11:46 AM


Paul Novotny recently joined Elk River resident, Henry Griner, on his podcast to discuss his career in law enforcement and his time at the state capitol.

Thursday, June 25, 2020 11:33 AM


For Immediate Release:
June 25, 2020

Representative Paul Novotny (Elk River, Big Lake, Big Lake Township, and Otsego) announces his candidacy for re-election in November 2020.

“It has been a busy past few months. I retired from the Sheriff’s Office May 28th and have been in constant committee calls and special session. Today I would like to announce the formal start of my re-election campaign,” Novotny said.

After just five weeks at St. Paul, having been sworn in on February 11th, 2020 following a special election, the legislature was sent to continue session from home following the governor's stay at home order. Hearings and floor sessions were done remotely for most members. “I was just getting to the point I was taking personal decorations to the office when we were sent home” Novotny said. “Due to Quarantine issues with Deputies during the initial crisis I was able to help with patrol coverage during the trying times.”

In January the states focus was how to handle the projected 2 billion dollar projected surplus. Novotny cautioned at the beginning of session that the surplus was “projected”, not money in the bank as some people thought. Following the shutdown of the state in March the surplus has become a deficit.

“When facing the then unknown in the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, I supported the governor and President Trump in the direction to stay home to allow the Healthcare system to prepare for an influx of patients” Novotny said.” We found out that the virus was more contagious but much less lethal to the general public than originally believed.” Novotny voted to end the governor’s Emergency declaration several times. “The governor needed to be able to react quickly at the start of the Corona-virus outbreak, but it soon became a situation that the governor should have been consulting with the elected members of the legislature, not just his appointed advisors. Millions of people had their livelihoods destroyed with no input from the public or their elected representatives” Novotny said.

The Legislature will need to meet again in July when the current Emergency Orders expire, “As a member of the Public Safety Committee, I will continue to work on Police Reform in light of the George Floyd's death. There are common sense changes that need to be made and I am in a position to lend my experience from my career in law enforcement to the discussion.”

“If re-elected, I will continue to advocate for fiscally responsible state government that is less obtrusive in our everyday lives. Roads and bridges including the Hwy 169 improvements and the I-94 corridor are vital to the area and will continue to be a focal point of the work I do on behalf of you at the capitol. I stood up for our 2nd Amendment rights and will continue to do so. Life is something I will always fight for, from conception to natural death. It has been an honor to represent the community I grew up in. I ask for your continued support."

Monday, February 17, 2020 12:42 PM


"With my wife by my side I was sworn in to the Minnesota House of Representatives today. It is an honor to represent House District 30A!"


Monday, February 17, 2020 12:39 PM



For Immediate Release                                                                                   

February 4th, 2020

Elk River, Minnesota-- “Tonight I was elected to be the next State Representative for House District 30A.”

“I am honored to be able to serve the community that has given me so much. This community is where I grew up, raised my family and spent my career. Now it is my turn to represent the area that has given me so much.”

“Former Representative, Nick Zerwas, was an incredible voice for the area and I am committed to carry on that tradition of excellent active representation. Nick was there for me every second of this race with encouragement and advice. I am excited for him to start this next chapter of his life with his wonderful wife and son.”

“This outcome would not have been possible without the overwhelming support of my family, friends and the community. My wife, daughters, Mom and the rest of my family have surrounded with me love and were always available to help. To my friends, thank you for being there to offer support, resources, pound yard signs and continually knock on doors to spread our message. I am beyond thankful for your friendship. To my supporters, without your vote we would not be here today. Thank you for placing your trust in me to represent this great area. I promise to do my best to make you proud and to always be an open and accessible representative.”

Novotny won the primary election on January 14th to be eligible for the special election. Tonight, February 4th, he won 1983-1141.

“I am excited to get to work at the state capitol on the things I was elected to do: Protecting Life and the Second Amendment, fixing on roads and bridges, ending fraud and waste, and giving the taxpayer a better tomorrow than yesterday.”

“Thank you House District 30A, I am honored to be your State Representative.”

Friday, January 17, 2020 9:31 AM


On January 14th, Novotny won the Republican primary 1136 to 170, securing 86.98% of the vote. 


"Wow, I am incredibly honored and humbled tonight.

Thank you so much to all 1136 of you that hit the polls and put your faith in me.

Thank you to my wife, daughters and all the volunteers/supporters who worked so hard to make this primary win possible. 

We are one step closer, on to February 4th."

Friday, January 17, 2020 9:26 AM


Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL) PAC have endorsed Paul Novotny, Republican candidate for House District 30A. Novotny is 100% pro life from conception to natural death and is honored to receive this endorsement. 


From MCCL: MCCL is a non-profit, non-partisan, non-sectarian organization. Founded in 1968 by a small group of citizens concerned about the effort to legalize abortion in Minnesota, MCCL has grown to include 70,000 members and 200 chapters across the state. MCCL is the Minnesota affiliate of the National Right to Life Committee.

MCCL works to educate the public, organize pro-life citizens into a powerful, unified voice, and motivate this grassroots force into action at the Legislature.



Friday, January 17, 2020 9:23 AM


Paul Novotny, Republican candidate for House District 30A, was endorsed by the Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association. 


After over 30 years in law enforcement, Novotny looks forward to going to St.Paul to advocate for common sense public safety for all citizens of House District 30A.

Sunday, November 24, 2019 9:18 PM

BREAKING NEWS: Novotny Endorsed by Congressman Emmer

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