Eden Prairie Chamber of Commerce Endorses Thomas Knecht
Eden Prairie, Minnesota – The Eden Prairie Chamber of Commerce has endorsed Thomas Knecht for State Representative in Minnesota’s House District 49B. The Eden Prairie Chamber of Commerce is the leading business organization in the area and has nearly 450 members, representing more than 30,000 employees. Knecht is the Republican-endorsed candidate running against DFL incumbent Rep. Carlie Kotyza-Witthuhn. Knecht’s personal background, life experience, support for local businesses, and policies to promote a thriving Minnesota economy were key factors in the endorsement from the Eden Prairie Chamber.
“The Eden Prairie Chamber is the voice of our local businesses and works hard to ensure we have a strong economy. As businesses are faced with high inflation, rebounding from the pandemic, and dealing with issues like worker shortages, supply chain issues and rising costs, the Eden Prairie Chamber knows we need strong leaders with a good understanding of these issues to help support our businesses, their employees, and the community,” said Pat Mulqueeny, President of the Eden Prairie Chamber of Commerce. “Based on his background, experience, and positions on how he would help our businesses and community as a whole, the Eden Prairie Chamber of Commerce is pleased to endorse Thomas Knecht for House District 49B.”
Knecht stated, “I am honored to receive the Eden Prairie Chamber of Commerce endorsement. Our local businesses have a huge impact on the vitality of our region, the Minnesota economy, and our community. I look forward to representing the Eden Prairie Chamber’s 450 members and their 30,000 employees in the Minnesota House.”
The endorsement from the Eden Prairie Chamber of Commerce adds to Knecht’s expanding list of endorsements. He is endorsed by several business organizations: the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce Leadership Fund, the Minnesota Chapter of the National Federation of Independent Businesses, and Housing First Minnesota. Knecht is also endorsed by the Care Providers of Minnesota, the nonprofit that represents 900+ senior-care providers across Minnesota, and the Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association, the largest police organization in the state.