My name is Mike Sharp: Twin Cities native, Catholic Christian, physician assistant, and candidate for the Minnesota State House of Representatives in District 39B. I look forward to representing this district by building up our families through policies that reinforce strong family values.
Strong families mean a strong Minnesota!
Throughout my life I have been blessed with a diversity of work experiences all around our country which have contributed to the man I am, and each in their own way, have inspired me to serve my community as an elected official.
I graduated from Maple Grove Senior High.
I obtained a Bachelor’s of Science in Biochemistry at the University of Northwestern–St. Paul where I was a four-year varsity baseball player and team captain my senior season.
I obtained a Master’s of Science in Physician Assistant Studies at Midwestern University in Glendale, AZ in 2016.
I completed a one-year fellowship in Hospital Internal Medicine and Critical care at Mayo Clinic Arizona in 2017.
From summers as a baseball umpire, to jobs in construction, to working at a local bookstore, or serving food at Unity Hospital, I have consistently sought to work to the best of my ability at whatever I was called to do at each particular stage of my life.
Intensive Care Unit PA. Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Cared for complex and critically ill cancer and transplant patients at Mayo Clinic in a medical-surgical ICU.
Emergency Department PA. Multiple Hospitals, Rural MN and IA
Worked in single-provider rural Emergency Departments as a contractor and full-time employee.
MN House Representatives
Frustrated by the failures of our state and local leadership, I am putting aside my personal goals to focus on serving our state as a representative of this amazing community. I never thought I would run for office at this stage in life, but as I looked at the many skills I have developed over the course of my career–from my desire to help the most vulnerable, to being present with patients to address their specific needs, to working in demanding, fast-paced emergency rooms, to my increasing understanding of the challenges that every day Minnesotans face–I came to realize that I had been unknowingly preparing for this all along.
I met my beautiful wife Rebekah in the lab at the University of Northwestern-St. Paul. I guess you could say that we had great chemistry. We married in 2012 and have four children. Bek has been my best friend and biggest supporter through all the adventures we have had. After traveling for much of our early married life, we settled back in the Twin Cities in 2020 to be closer to family. We are proud residents of New Brighton and attend St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.