Jayesun Sherman announces bid for House District 21B seat

Sherman currently serves on the Windom City Council.

Jayesun Sherman
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WINDOM — Jayesun Sherman, a four-year member of the Windom City Council as Councilman-at-Large (Mayor Pro Tem), has announced his candidacy for the Minnesota State Representative seat being vacated by Rep. Rod Hamilton, who is retiring at the end of this year.

Sherman was born in Plymouth, Massachusetts, and grew up in Green Bay, Wisconsin. He earned his bachelor’s degree from North Central University. After college, he spent 10 years in Asia, earned two master’s degrees, traveled extensively abroad, taught for nearly 20 years and pastored for more than 25 years.

He and his family — including wife Michelle and three adopted daughters — moved to Windom in 2012. Sherman has filled a variety of roles while in Windom, including lead pastor, hospice chaplain, teacher and city councilman.

“Among values that I hold dear and support wholeheartedly are the sanctity of life/ProLife, the First and Second Amendments, personal autonomy, small government with true accountability, Law & Order/Police, and common-sense reforms of immigration,” Sherman said in a press release. “I have always been a God-fearing conservative and my priorities are in this order: God, family, everything else.”

Sherman said if he is elected to serve District 21B, he would fight for conservative values and responsible policies that benefit the hardworking people of southwest Minnesota and beyond.


“There are a host of needs in southwest Minnesota, which include childcare, broadband and infrastructure repair/replacement,” Sherman said. “In Windom alone, we are more than 250 childcare slots short. Statewide, the number is closer to 19,000. Government daycare centers may help to some degree, but we need much more. The mile-long red tape must be curtailed, and reasonable minds must prevail.”

Sherman also noted the many public facilities in towns below 5,000 population that need critical upgrades to water, wastewater, electric generation, roads and bridges.

Minnesota House District 21B includes all or part of Cottonwood, Jackson, Nobles, Watonwan, and Martin counties. For more information on Sherman, visit

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