All 5 GOP Candidates Vying For This House Seat Have Criminal Records

All five Republicans vying for Minnesota House seat 15B have at least one criminal conviction.

Of the five Republicans running for Minnesota House seat 15B, not one can boast a clean criminal background.

The records range from traffic violations and disorderly conduct to DWIs and misdemeanor assault.

  • Lucas Knese - pleaded guilty to driving while under the influence of alcohol, a misdemeanor, when he was 21.
  • Shane Mekeland - pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor DWI for a March 2013.
  • Mark Olson - found guilty of misdemeanor domestic assault in July 2007 in an incident involving his wife; at the time he was a state representative.
  • Myron Wilson - pleaded guilty to two counts of disorderly conduct in June 1998; he said the charges stemmed from PTSD related to his time in law enforcement.
  • John Ulrick - a 1987 charge for violating an order for protection; Ulrick said it was a misunderstanding and no violence was involved.