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Bill Maresh announces bid for Minnesota House

Bill Maresh (right) poses for a photo with Minnesota House Speaker Kurt Daudt, R-Crown. Submitted photo

Longtime Champlin Park teacher and wrestling coach Bill Maresh announced April 17 that he will seek the Republican endorsement for House District 36A to replace retiring Representative and former Champlin Mayor Mark Uglem.

Maresh has taught at Champlin Park for 25 years, and has coached the Champlin Park Wrestling Team since 1993.

“I’m running for the House because I know I can put the same passion and dedication I’ve brought to my teaching and coaching career to use for the people of Champlin and Coon Rapids,” Maresh said.

“I have deep roots in this area, and my teaching career has given me the chance to interact with thousands of students, parents, and community members—I know the issues they care about, and I’m excited to work hard for them at the Capitol. I will go to St. Paul and fight for strong schools, good jobs for our kids so they can stick around here in Minnesota after graduation, letting families keep more of their hard-earned dollars, and lowering health care costs.”

Maresh graduated from Blaine High School, and earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Brigham Young University. He earned a Master’s from Fort Hays State University. He lives in Champlin with his wife, Julie. They have four children.

“I want to thank Representative Uglem for his service to our city and our district; I hope to continue his record of strong leadership on behalf of our community,” Maresh concluded.

Rep. Uglem announced his retirement earlier this year, and will conclude this third and final term in January 2019. The Republican endorsing convention for District 36A will take place at 7 p.m. April 19 at the Champlin Ice Forum.

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