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5th District: Alan Fine


CANDIDATE STATEMENT
Alan is currently a management consultant providing guidance to corporations on business strategy formulation and implementation, pre-merger and consolidation planning, leadership coaching and functional management. He is also a Senior Lecturer at the Carlson School of Management. In past years, he was instrumental in the development of the Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Major and Minor Programs and was director of that program for several years. He has taught classes in management, business strategy, entrepreneurship (including business planning, and innovation and change), managerial and financial accounting, and business process analysis and design. Alan was voted faculty of the year twice. He is also an author of a book on integrity and personal balance and has written articles and spoken on that same topic. He has been an investment banker, chief financial officer of an emerging company, public accountant, and information systems consultant. The candidate states these positions according to his Web site: supports economic growth, improve our education system, build cohesive communities, promote family values, protect the rights of every citizen, make health care more accessible and more affordable, secure Social Security, protect our national security, promote world stability, protect our environment, keep taxes and interest rates low, make government more effective, and reduce crime.

Fine had no primary election competition.

Candidate Bio

Alan Fine
Political affiliation:
Republican Party
Born:
1962
Personal:
One son (Louis)
Occupation:
Management consultant.
Senior lecturer at the Carlson School.
Education:
B.A. economics, University of Minnesota. M.B.A. in management information systems.
Major political experience:

Campaign contribution profile

Total receipts
$174,252
Total disbursements
$57,222
Cash on hand
$117,084
Source: Federal Elections Commission
October 2006

Resources and Links

Campaign Web site:
Document fineforcongress.org

Candidate Pages

Increasing crime in Minneapolis is fueling concerns about public safety in Minnesota's 5th Congressional District, which includes the city and several suburbs. Candidates in the race for that seat are responding with a string of public safety proposals. One DFLer has even gotten the endorsement of Hennepin County's Republican sheriff. (08/01/2006)
Four DFL candidates for the 5th District Congressional seat discussed their views on the fighting between Israel and Lebanon in a debate Tuesday night in Minneapolis. (07/26/2006)
Four of the DFLers seeking to replace retiring 5th District Congressman Martin Sabo debated the war in Iraq, health care and poverty issues Monday. The four DFLers agreed on a number of major national issues, but tried to differentiate themselves based on their experience. (07/24/2006)
Former DFL State Party Chair Mike Erlandson has filed papers to run for Congress in the 5th Congressional District. Erlandson is bucking his party's endorsement of another candidate, and is getting help from his former boss -- the man who's retiring from that office. (07/06/2006)
The Rev. Jesse Jackson rallied support for DFLer Keith Ellison's campaign for the 5th Congressional District seat in Minneapolis Friday afternoon. (06/30/2006)
If elected, Rep. Keith Ellison would be the first African American congressman from Minnesota and the first Muslim congressman in the nation's history. But Ellison's past, in particular his relationship with the Nation of Islam, are causing some Jewish activists and others to question if he's the best candidate. (06/30/2006)
If elected, Keith Ellison would be the first African American congressman in Minnesota history. But the endorsement doesn't guarantee that he'll be DFLer on the November ballot because several Democrats say they'll run in a September primary. (05/06/2006)
When Rep. Martin Sabo announced his retirement last month, about a dozen DFL candidates started lining up to replace him. They range from a Dairy Queen owner to a university professor. At a forum on Sunday, they touted their political chops. (04/23/2006)
U.S. Rep. Martin Sabo, DFL-Minn., announced Saturday that he won't seek a 15th term in Congress. (Midday, 03/20/2006)
"In my gut I know the time is right," the Minneapolis DFLer said on Saturday as he announced the end of his political career. (03/18/2006)
University of Minnesota political scientist Larry Jacobs says Martin Sabo's decision to retire is "momentous," and the time of the announcement is "strange." (03/17/2006)
Martin Sabo is holding a press conference Saturday to announce he's not seeking re-election. The 5th District Democrat has been a member of Congress representing Minneapolis for 28 years. (03/17/2006)