Mike Erlandson

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Mike Erlandson
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 Principal at Aurora Strategic Advisors. Aurora is a full-service Public Affairs company based in Minneapolis, MN with clients in the private, public, non-profit and government sectors. www.mnpublicaffairs.com

Prior to Aurora he was Vice President of Corporate Communications and Public Affairs and Vice President of 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 Communications and Government Affairs Departments, Erlandson was their federal political action committee (ValuPAC) chairman. He served on and managed their foundation board and helped create their enterprise environmental steering committee.

Erlandson has appeared on national television and radio shows including: NBC’s Today Show, Hardball, ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos, CNN, C-SPAN, and NPR. He was named one of Twin Cities next generation of business & community leaders by The Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal and was a member of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s National Transportation Policy Project.

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.[1] He is married, has two children and lives in Minneapolis.

During his leadership of the State Democratic Party (DFL) 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[edit]

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


  1. ^ a b "MPR: Campaign 2006: U.S. Congress: 5th District: Mike Erlandson". Minnesota.publicradio.org. Retrieved 2010-07-20. 

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