Raleigh Named 2022 Notable Military Veteran Executive

Raleigh Named 2022 Notable Military Veteran Executive

TCB’s 2022 Notable Military Veteran Executives have transferred leadership skills they developed serving our country to civilian jobs in industries ranging from fitness, food, and construction to government, technology, finance, and law. The 25 individuals have served our country in the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and National Guard; some are still active members of the National Guard or military reserves. They also lend their time and expertise to organizations that support fellow veterans and service members.

“I am honored to be included in this great group of fellow veterans. The discipline we learned, and the dedication we bring to our communities, are part of the servant leadership that is the hallmark of our great country. Veteran. Servant. Leader. We live it every day.” stated Donald Raleigh.

In their announcement of this list of Notables, Twin Cities Business Magazine (tcbmag.com/notable/donald-raleigh) wrote, “In 2002, Donald Raleigh formed Evolve Systems in St. Paul with his wife, Marnie Ochs-Raleigh, to serve the small to mid-sized Minnesota business community with digital services. In addition to Evolve Systems, Raleigh also founded Evolve Payment, a merchant services agency that prioritizes bringing ethics and trust back into merchant processing.

After identifying a unique gap in the market, he created and developed AdaptrPay, software that gives merchants control over their customer data and addresses the risks associated with transferring processors. Raleigh served eight years of active duty in the Army, as a guard for the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and as a presidential guard for Ronald Reagan. Today, he’s an active member of the veteran community, including the VFW (Veterans of Foreign War), and is a lifetime member and color guard at his local Lino Lakes American Legion Chapter.”

Donald Raleigh is running for election in House District 32B which covers the cities of Lexington and the southern half of Blaine, Minnesota. Raleigh is currently serving in his first term representing Blaine, Lexington, Circle Pines, Centerville, Lino Lakes, and Hugo.

Minnesota Farm Bureau PAC Endorses Raleigh

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 1, 2022


The Minnesota Farm Bureau PAC recently endorsed Donald Raleigh in his reelection bid for Minnesota State House. Minnesota Farm Bureau PAC is the state’s largest agricultural organization representing 78 counties and nearly 30,000 members.

Committee Chair Ray Johnson said, “The MFBF PAC Committee endorsement process is an important step in engaging with candidates for political office. These endorsements help us to understand candidate viewpoints on key agricultural issues as we look ahead to the election in November and provide insight on how our farmers and ranchers can connect with candidates to help them understand the issues.”

Donald Raleigh stated “Supporting our farmers and ranchers has been a lifelong privilege of mine. I am honored to stand with the Minnesota Farm Bureau in supporting Minnesota producers. Agriculture runs in my family; my father, his father, and his father were all farmers. The roots of Minnesota farmers run deep in our community.”

Contact: Ray Johnson
(701) 238-4218
Rjb4218@gmail.com

Associated Builders and Contractors of Minnesota endorses Donald Raleigh

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 30, 2022

Contact: Megan Hennen (612) 236-5706 megan.hennen@mnabc.com

Associated Builders and Contractors MN/ND has endorsed Representative Donald Raleigh


EDEN PRAIRIE, MN – The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Minnesota and North Dakota is pleased to announce its first round of 2022 congressional and state candidate endorsements. ABC endorses lawmakers and candidates who champion free market principles and who defend the merit shop philosophy in the construction industry. This philosophy encourages competition and a free-enterprise approach to construction solely on merit, regardless of labor affiliation.

Rep. Raleigh stated, “My family, through my wife Marnie, has been in the construction trades for six generations. Working with the trades is always a highlight for me.”

“I am working to promote our young people to look at the construction trades as a great career choice” continued Raleigh, “through initiatives like Build Your Future we are collaborating on a grassroots approach to construction workforce forecasting and development that includes recruitment, training, placement, and retention that offers a direct path for our future workers. College is a great choice for some students, but so are the trades for others. As I have heard from my friends at ABC, building the people that build America is the right thing to do.”


ABC of Minnesota and North Dakota represents more than 325 companies who employ over 22,000 employees in the commercial and industrial construction industry. ABC of Minnesota and North Dakota is the leading voice promoting free enterprise within
the construction industry. More information about MN/ND ABC is available online at www.mnabc.com.

Minnesotans for Affordable Health Insurance Endorses Donald Raleigh

NEWS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 8/29/2022

Contact: Bob Stein
651-270-0634


Minnesotans for Affordable Health Insurance Endorse Donald Raleigh for State House in District 32B

Minnesotans for Affordable Health Insurance is pleased to announce its endorsement of Donald Raleigh in the race for the State House in District 32B. We are supporting Donald Raleigh due to his support of public policy that will make healthcare more affordable for Minnesota consumers and increase consumer choice and competition among insurance carriers.

Donald understands complex insurance health insurance issues and knows that the rapidly increasing cost of health insurance is part of what is driving the high cost of living Minnesotans are experiencing.

Donald Raleigh is also committed to protecting coverage for people with pre-existing conditions. Coverage for pre-existing conditions has existed in Minnesota’s marketplace since 1976.

About us:
Minnesotans for Affordable Health Insurance represents your local health insurance agents, who are the primary advocates for consumers who purchase coverage in the individual and small group health insurance markets.

MetroNorth Chamber Leadership Fund Endorses Raleigh

MetroNorth Chamber of Commerce is the premier business organization and business advocate in the north metro area and today the MetroNorth Chamber Leadership Fund is pleased to endorse Rep. Donald Raleigh in his bid for reelection to the Minnesota House of Representatives.

The Mission of the MetroNorth Chamber, and the Leadership Fund, is to strengthen business and stimulate economic prosperity by being the bold, innovative voice for business success.

Lori Higgins, President of the MetroNorth Chamber of Commerce said, “Thank you for your commitment to work with us to make Minnesota a better, more friendly place to do business and to your commitment to Minnesota’s jobs climate.  We look forward to working with you and continuing our positive and productive pro-business relationship.”

Rep. Donald Raleigh commented, “As a 26-year resident of Blaine, a business owner for over 20 years, and a long-time member of the MetroNorth Chamber, I am committed to working across our communities to make Minnesota a great place to live, work, and start a business.”

“Working collaboratively with our Chamber helps businesses and citizens across the entire north metro area. Good paying jobs come from healthy, growing businesses that are given the freedom to expand and meet the needs of our community,” stated Raleigh. “My wife and I started our business in the basement of our house in Blaine. Being a part of the MetroNorth Chamber has been an important part of our success and I am honored to receive their endorsement.”

Representative Raleigh serves on the Capital Investment, Public Safety, and Labor, Industry, Veterans, and Military Affairs committees in the Minnesota House of Representatives.

Minnesota Chamber Leadership Fund PAC endorses Donald Raleigh for Minnesota House of Representatives

Minnesota Chamber Leadership Fund PAC endorses Donald Raleigh for Minnesota House of Representatives

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Tuesday, July 26, 2022

CONTACT: Laura Bordelon
lbordelon@mnchamber.com, 651.292.4650

ST. PAUL, MN (07/26/22) – The Minnesota Chamber of Commerce Leadership Fund PAC announced today
its endorsement of Donald Raleigh for the Minnesota House in the upcoming November 8 general election.

“Employers and employees are facing uncertain times and need support from Minnesota’s decision makers to ensure our economy returns to full strength,” said Laura Bordelon, Treasurer of the Leadership Fund PAC. “Donald understands what it takes to grow Minnesota in today’s challenging economy. This endorsement reflects his willingness to support Minnesota employers and employees in House District 32B and around the state.”

The Leadership Fund PAC Board uses specific criteria to determine its endorsements, including responses to
its candidate questionnaire, leadership on key business issues and voting records of incumbent candidates.

The Minnesota Chamber of Commerce Leadership Fund PAC is a state-registered political action committee. The PAC represents supporters from across Minnesota organized to promote the election of pro-business, pro-jobs candidates to offices in Minnesota state government.

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NFIB MN PAC Endorses Representative Donald Raleigh for Re-Election

NFIB MN PAC Endorses Representative Donald Raleigh for Re-Election

Raleigh has a proven record of fighting for small business

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: John Reynolds, Minnesota State Director
651-293-1283, john.reynolds@nfib.org, or
Tony Malandra, Senior Media Manager
415-640-5156, anthony.malandra@nfib.org  

ST. PAUL, MN, June 28, 2022—The state’s most effective small business political action committee today endorsed Representative Donald Raleigh (Blaine) for re-election in House District 32B.

Minnesota small businesses are facing painful economic headwinds – record inflation, skyrocketing energy costs, labor shortages, supply chain disruptions – and many have not fully recovered from the COVID-19 pandemic. Now more than ever, Main Street needs strong advocates in the Legislature.

“Representative Raleigh scored 100% on the 2021-22 NFIB MN Voting Record and has proven he’s willing to fight for the right of our members to own, operate, and grow their businesses,” said John Reynolds, NFIB Minnesota State Director. “Don understands first-hand the challenges facing Main Street, and he is committed to making our state a better place to raise a family and do business.”

State legislative endorsements are decided by the NFIB MN PAC Board, which is comprised of small business owners in the state. Incumbent legislative endorsements are based on the 2021-22 NFIB MN Voting Record. Lawmakers must have a score of 70 percent or better to be considered for an endorsement.

NFIB represents over 10,000 small businesses in Minnesota. The NFIB MN PAC endorsement is an important signal to voters across the state that a candidate will stand with small business.

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NFIB Minnesota
180 East Fifth St.
Suite 260
St. Paul, MN 55101
651-293-1283
www.nfib.com/mn
Twitter: @nfib_mn

Happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day!

Happy 4th of July!
This is my absolute favorite holiday.

This is the day that we Americans declared that we were free, independent, and set apart from the rest of the world who were subjects to kings and emperors. We set our own course. We declared ourselves to be independent, self reliant, free. We did not slough off the shackles of a king to then be bound by another king.

We declared that we were sovereigns, that we were “endowed by (our) Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are 
LifeLiberty and the pursuit of Happiness. ”

We rose up and stated that by the “Authority of the good People” we had the right, entitled by God, to be a new and separate country. A people bound together not by a flag, a fence or by force, but an idea. The idea of the united States of America. Each state independent, each state free, each state with their own guiding constitution, government, and leaders.

But no king.

I always marvel that our founders did not look to others for their liberty. They stated that we had a natural right to liberty. But with this declaration comes the responsibility to maintain this liberty.
– No king is coming to save us.
– No one will come to our rescue.
– It is us, and us alone.

We are a people who strive for a more perfect union, one that is rooted in safety with the goal of being happy. What an amazing idea.

That is why I am running for re-election. We have a government of citizen servants who answer to the people, to you.

I will never forget that the reason I was elected as a State Representative is to serve the people. Never myself.

Raleigh Cruises to Decisive Victory in Primary

Racks up impressive margins throughout District 38A

August 13, 2020

                                                                                                For Information Contact:
Donald Raleigh
651-775-1687
donald@donaldraleigh.com

Blaine, Minnesota – Donald Raleigh, the Republican endorsed candidate for State Representative in House District 38A, scored a decisive win in the Republican primary on Tuesday, August 11, securing 56 percent of the vote in the three-way race. As the Republican nominee, Raleigh goes on to the November election in the race to replace retiring Republican State Representative Linda Runbeck.

“I want to thank the voters of Anoka and Washington counties who took time to vote. I’d also like to thank all the Raleigh volunteers who helped run a true-grass roots campaign that included thousands of door-to-door contacts, phone calls, and one-to-one conversations about our campaign with friends, neighbors and co-workers. Their efforts were the key to our victory,” said Raleigh.

Raleigh won all 16 precincts in the district, which includes southeast Blaine and all of the cities of Centerville, Circle Pines, Lexington and Lino Lakes in Anoka County, and northern Hugo, in Washington County.   

“We enjoyed a strong victory on Tuesday, and we’re building our momentum to duplicate our efforts for victory in November,” Raleigh stated. “Our message will continue to be about rebuilding our economy in the wake of COVID-19; providing health care price transparency and protecting employer-provided health insurance from a government takeover; and delivering the leadership and priority-setting needed to help balance the state budget without raising taxes in the face of a $5 billion state budget shortfall,” Raleigh concluded.