Aric (Aric) Putnam (D-SS14)
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Capitol: 651.296.6455
FAX: 651.296.6511
District: 320.266.4032
Room 3215 MN Senate Office Building 95 University Avenue West
St. Paul, MN 55155

District Office:
3715 Sterling Drive
St. Cloud, MN 56301
Elected: 2020    Next Election: 2026
Spouse: Laurie   
Committee Assignments
ChairmanSenate Committee on Agriculture, Broadband, and Rural Development
Vice ChairSenate Committee on Higher Education
MemberSenate Committee on Jobs and Economic Development
MemberSenate Committee on Taxes
Counties Representing
Benton / Sherburne / Stearns


Senator Aric Putnam was first elected to the Minnesota Senate in 2021. He represents Senate District 14, which covers the communities of St. Cloud, Waite Park, St. Augusta, Haven, and Minden Townships.

Putnam grew up in California so that his father could pursue his dream of working with computers. He currently lives in Saint Cloud, MN with his wife, Laurie (Assistant Superintendent for District 742), and two children.

Putnam graduated from San Francisco State University, finished his Master's in Maine, and then came to Minnesota, where his Mom is from, for his Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota. He was then hired as a professor of communication at Saint John's University and the College of St. Benedict, where he has taught and researched for the last 17 years.

Sen. Putnam currently serves on the Aging and Long Term Care Committee, Jobs Finance and Policy Committee, and is the DFL vice-lead on the Higher Education Committee.