DFLers Debate To Face Congressman Erik Paulsen

Senate District 48 is sponsors a debate between Sharon Sund and Brian Barnes, two candidates seeking the DFL endorsement for U.S. representative in the 3rd Congressional District. Lori Sturdevant, columnist for the Minneapolis Star Tribune, will moderate.

Information about the candidates from the DFL
Sharon Sund, a 20 year resident of the third district, is a scientist, small business owner and community activist. She has undergraduate degrees from Macalester College in St. Paul, and a M.A. from the University of Minnesota. She and her husband Julius live in Plymouth with their two children.

Brian Barnes manages global marketing and sales for the marine division of a Fortune 200 company. A native Midwesterner, he’s a graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, served 11 years in the U.S. Navy Reserve and earned
an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis. He and his wife, Jennifer, live in Edina.