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.