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Mike Erlandson
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Born April 14, 1964
Place of Birth Fridley, Minnesota
Spouse Dawn
Children 2
Residence Minneapolis, Minnesota
Profession corporate executive, political activist
Political Affiliation Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party
Years Active 1993 - Present

Michael "Mike" Erlandson (born April 14, 1964) is Vice President Government Affairs for SuperValu Corporation, based in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Prior to joining SuperValu, he served as chief of staff to U.S. Congressman Martin Olav Sabo from 1993 until Sabo retired in 2007. He also served as chair of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL) from 1999-2005.

Erlandson ran for Sabo's 5th Congressional District seat in 2006, but finished second in a contested primary to Keith Ellison. Ellison went on to win in November. [1]

In addition to leading SuperValu's Government Affairs Department, Erlandson is their federal political action committee (ValuPAC) chairman. He serves on their foundation board and is a member of their environmental stewardship council.

Erlandson grew up in the Twin Cities suburb of Fridley. He graduated from St. John's University in Collegeville in 1986 and from Harvard University's Kennedy School Senior Managers in Government Program in 1997.[2] He is married, has two children and lives in Minneapolis.

During his leadership of the DFL Party and prior to joining SuperValu, Erlandson hosted a radio show on Air American Minnesota called "The Mike Erlandson Show," and was a regular on local public affairs programs.

Electoral history

  • 2006 Race for U.S. House of Representatives - 5th District (Democratic Primary)

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