In my own words. 

Bob Helland  for Minnesota Secretary of State

7. Voter registration systems 

6. Voter integrity & fraud

5. How to reach young & new voters

4. Voter re-enfranchisement 

3. SOS role in candidate info

2. Candidate opening statements

1. Host opening remarks

Candidate Forum @MCTC

The three major party candidates - Steve Simon, Dan Severson and Bob Helland - participate in a forum held at Minneapolis Community and Technical College's Helland Center and co-sponsored by the Jefferson Center

See Minnpost Article"Under the radar, secretary of state race offers similar names and big policy differences"

See Minnpost "Community Voices" piece by Jefferson Center's executive director Kyle Bozentko 

See Jefferson Center Recap  

The Independents

Independence Party statewide candidates put on a show, "The Independents: Coming this Fall". See why Bob Helland is... "The Guardian".


See all three major party candidates in one video giving an unedited, five-minute talk. Dan Severson, Steve Simon and Bob Helland.

9. Closing statements

8. Challenges & opportunities

Contribute to the Campaign

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I want you to hear me in my own words. I also want you to hear my opponents in their own words so you can make an informed choice on November 4th.

Recent Events

10/20 @12pm - Humphrey Institute Debate

10/20 @7pm - T2P2 at Bryant Lake Bowl

10/21 @7pm - KSTP Recording

10/25 @10am - KSTP SoS Debate

10/25 @12pm - We Are One Rally in St. Cloud

10/28 @6pm - LOWV Debate in Minneapolis

Coming up:


10/30 @6pm - Listening Session in St. Paul (details)

State of Democracy for People of Color
6:00 p.m. Reception/Dinner
6:45-9 p.m. Forum
Kelly Inn-St. Paul; 161 St. Anthony Ave St. Paul

10/31 @12am - "State of Independence" tour begins

11/4 @12am - "State of Independence" tour ends

11/4 @7am - Election Day

Replay: Humphrey Institute Forum 10/20

(Dan Severson, Bob Helland, Steve Simon, Bob Odden hosted by Doug Chapin)

Watch the four-way TPT Almanac debate from 10/17!

(Bob Odden, Steve Simon, Dan Severson and Bob Helland hosted by Cathy Wurzer and Eric Eskola)

The Theater of Public Policy @ Bryant Lake Bowl - Oct 20th

​A candidate's nightmare: unscripted questions from a theater audience

The Age Question

Critical Services

Reasons to Run

SOS vs Commerce Dept

Improving the Office

Election Access

The Future of the IP

Being Independent

Online Voting

Closing: No Wasted Votes

This was probably my best performance of the campaign.

Replay: League of Women Voters SoS debate at Augsburg College

Dan Severson, Bob Helland, Steve Simon, Bob Odden hosted by Judy Duffy

Click below to watch on Vimeo or click here to listen on MPR.