5 EYEWITNESS NEWS is tracking updates as the 2022 race for Minnesota governor takes shape.

Here is a list of those who have announced their candidacy, so far:


Sen. Michelle Benson

Sen. Paul Gazelka

Scott Jensen

  • Former Sen. Scott Jensen is running for his party’s gubernatorial nomination.

Mayor Mike Murphy

  • Mike Murphy announced he was running for governor in February, less than a month after he was sworn in as mayor of Lexington.

Neil Shah

  • Neil Shah, a dermatologist based in St. Anthony, announced his candidacy in August.

Mike Marti

  • Marti, the owner of Marti Electric in Kasson, announced his candidacy in May.


Gov. Tim Walz has not officially announced but has indicated interest in running for re-election.

Source: https://kstp.com/politics/list-of-candidates-running-for-minnesota-governor-in-2022-election-republicans-democrats/6231250/