My name is Dave Hutch, and I am running for Sheriff of Hennepin County. Hennepin County is where I live and work. I have spent most of my 15-year career as police officer working in Hennepin County, and I am a homeowner in Bloomington.

My experience as both a police officer and a police supervisor has driven me to run for Sheriff. I have spent my career working in the inner city; some of the poorest and most forgotten neighborhoods of Hennepin County. I am very fortunate that the same experience has allowed me to work with the most diverse neighborhoods in Hennepin County, from recent immigrants and refugees to long-established families of Minneapolis. I work with everybody, and that has shown me that I need to run for Sheriff.

Why? Well, the current Sheriff has been in office for over 12 years. He knows nothing other than a very outdated model of policing, based on his experience being a Minneapolis cop in the 90’s. Transparency? Responsiveness to community needs? Flexibility? No- that’s not him. Those are some of my core values, and they are lacking in the current administration. I am running because Hennepin County needs a Sheriff that will respond to everybody, all neighbors, no matter where they come from or what they look like.

As of 5-19-2018 I was endorsed by the DFL by 93% of the delegates.

Help us raise money so we can buy into the  coordinated campaign-this will make sure we win!

Show your support for this campaign by endorsing it and sharing why!

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    “Dave Hutch is committed to protecting all people, especially immigrant families.”

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    “Hennepin County needs a change in leadership in the Sheriff's Department. As a Hennepin County Probation Officer, I believe in transparency and accountability and Hutch fits this.”

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    “Dave Hutch is the person we need to implement much needed reforms in our justice system. He’s experienced, compassionate, and fair.”

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    “It's about time we had a sheriff who is a better match for the beliefs and values of Hennepin County”

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    “I heard Hutch speak at Eden Prairie HS. Let’s get Stanek on to a different career path and CREATE CHANGE.”

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    “getting rid of stanek soon thks. Dave will be a great sheriff for H/C”

August 24, 2018

Getting down there.

Anything helps-the person we are running against has a ton of cash and is not what we need in policing.  

August 15, 2018

Top two!

We had a strong showing in the primary-we are positive the General will be as positive!  Please give what you can!

August 2, 2018

Thank you!

We are well on our way-but still need your help!  Even 20 bucks helps is a ton!

Thank you! 


July 18, 2018

We have had another great week!

 we need your help!

July 10, 2018

Only about a month before the primary!

Wow!  I can't believe we are almost to the primary, time flies by when you don't have enough of it.

I am amazed at how well OUR campaign is doing, we had a few tough issues come up but with good leadership and some help we are stronger than ever. We will finish in the top two for sure, but I think we might finish first! 

Finishing first is always good right? Yes, but when we do the incumbent is going to start spending his war chest of money.  We need your help!  We need to raise a lot more money between now and the primary than sadly a ton more for the general. I hate to keep asking you for your hard earned money, but we need it!  I am spending my own money (whats left of it) so I am right there with you. With your help WE CAN AND WILL WIN!

We will win in August and again in November but we need you to donate and tell all of your friends to donate. Anything helps.

Thank you!


June 26, 2018

New staff, new wave of energy!

please help us with this thing!

June 11, 2018

Things are heating up!

Summer is finally here, let’s get busy and win this election!

Please donate-anything helps!

June 7, 2018

Today was a good day!

it was a great day!  Thank you everyone-but we still need more help to bring this office back to the people!

June 2, 2018


We are almost at our goal!   Please donate today!

May 23, 2018


We need your help, please donate today!

We won the DFL endorcement by a record 93%!

May 22, 2018

DFL endrosed as of 5-19-18

We were endorsed by what I hear is largest percent in resent memory. We had the support of 93% of the Hennepin County Delegates.

We need your help to reach our goal of 2500 buy this FRIDAY!

May 1, 2018

Thank you!

Thank you all for the help. We have a long way to go-please share with your friends and family!

April 26, 2018

New feature

Hi there --

Thank you so much for supporting my campaign! Running a viable campaign takes A LOT of time and support from you all. I’m so grateful for everything you’ve done so far, but I have a new request for today to make our campaign sustainable and successful:

Will you pledge to contribute $35 every month to Public Safety Before Politics?

You can sign up to become a monthly donor right here: 

April 23, 2018

Thanks you for you support!

With your support we have made some progress-but we need more help in reaching our goal!  Please donate, elections are expensive.   Cost of signs,  literature, parade fees, radio and tv ads, mailings etc.

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