RELEASE: Dr. Scott Jensen Names Matt Birk LT. Governor Running Mate

Matt Birk Scott Jensen

March 8th. 2022
Angela Cooperman
Campaign Manager
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RELEASE: Matt Birk Announces his run for Lt. Governor, joining Dr. Scott Jensen’s Ticket Endorsement Performance

EAGAN, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings legend and Super Bowl Champion Matt Birk announces his run for Lt. Governor on the Dr. Scott Jensen for Governor ticket. Matt Birk was born and raised in St. Paul. He attended Cretin-Derham Hall, and was a letterman and standout in football, basketball, and track & field. A graduate of Harvard University with a degree in economics, Matt is the founder and CEO of Matt Birk and Company, LLC. He was the recipient of the 2011 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year award for his excellence on and off the field, including his commitment to emphasizing the importance of education through his H.I.K.E. Foundation.

Matt and his wife, Adrianna, are the proud parents of eight children. In 2019, they followed their love for faith-based education and started Unity High School in Burnsville.

Matt Birk says of the announcement, “”I could not be more excited to be joining Dr. Scott Jensen as his Lt. Governor running mate. We are in this race to win. Too often, our collective attitude in Minnesota is that we can be comfortable with ‘middling’ and our political leadership is reflective of that. After decades of one-party complacency, our schools are not better, our top producers are leaving the state, crime is out of control, and we have a cultural and economic malaise which is impacting our spirit. But I believe we can make a comeback and become the best place to live and do business in America! You won’t find a bigger cheerleader for Minnesota than me, and I want to be part of a movement that revives our state: where we can keep our streets safe, where we can have nation-leading education, and where we can have a robust economy that encourages entrepreneurship! That’s why I’m joining Dr. Scott Jensen and running as his Lt. Governor!”


Matt Birk brings his experience on the gridiron and his service-minded leadership to form a winning gubernatorial ticket with Scott Jensen. Minnesota can be a state with a thriving economy, world-leading education without dramatic disparities, and safe neighborhoods.

Together, Birk and Jensen will traverse the state and continue to build the team of every-day Minnesotans who will revive the great Star of the North!

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