SD-54: Leilani Holmstadt

Leilani Holmstadt, Senate District 54

Leilani Holmstadt is a Cottage Grove resident and small business owner. She and her husband Gale have three daughters. As a family, we have contributed hundreds of hours of volunteer work and our daughters are Cottage Grove Ambassadors. Leilani has been a board member of American Heritage Girls, whose mission is “Building women of integrity through service to God, family, community and country.”

Leilani’s background is in social work and she was an adult psychiatric case manager before owning her own business. After running for school board in 2013, many people approached her about running for higher office and now she is doing just that–running for Minnesota Senate District 54. As Leilani explains, “It’s time to restore prosperity to the citizens of Minnesota!”

Media Coverage

Woodbury Bulletin Staff, November 3, 2016: Q&A with Senate District 54 challenger Leilani Holmstadt.

South Washington County Bulletin, October 20, 2016: Minnesota Senate District 54 candidate Q/A: Leilani Holmstadt.

Hastings Star Gazette, October 19, 2016: To the Edictor: Holmstadt will work to fix MNSure.

South Washington County Bulletin, October 8, 2016: Letter: Holmstadt will fight for us.

Minnesota Gun Owners Political Action Committee, September 13, 2016: MNGOPAC endorses State Senate candidates in 43 races across Minnesota

Alpha News, April 25, 2016: Newcomer Leilani Holmstadt Wins First Ballot for GOP SD54 Senate Endorsement.

South Washington County Bulletin, April 25, 2016: GOP picks Holmstadt for Senate District 54 race.


  • MCCL State and Federal Action Committee
  • Minnesota Gun Owners Political Action Committee (MNGOPAC)
  • NRA-PFV (A rating)

Minnesota Senate District 54

Minnesota Senate District 54 includes the eastern metro cities of Afton, Cottage Grove, Denmark, Hastings, Newport, South Saint Paul, Saint Paul Park & the townships of Denmark, Grey Cloud Island & Nininger. View district map.