School board

Below is a list of school board members for the Russell-Tyler-Ruthton school district. Please visit the district for more information and for the official list of school board members.
Superintendent: David Marlette
District Email: david.marlette@rtrschools.org
Mailing Address: 111 County Road 8, Tyler, MN 56178
Phone: 507-247-5911 x3000
Troy Chandler
Email: troy.chandler@rtrschools.org
Term ends: 12/31/2024
Peggy Dunblazier
Email: peggy.dunblazier@rtrschools.org
Term ends: 12/31/2026
Tony Dybdahl
Email: tony.dybdahl@rtrschools.org
Term ends: 12/31/2024
Jeff Hansen
Email: jeff.hansen@rtrschools.org
Term ends: 12/31/2024
Craig Hess
Email: craig.hess@rtrschools.org
Term ends: 12/31/2024
Nick Johansen
Email: john.bloom@rtrschools.org
Term ends: 12/31/2026
Matt Kerkaert
Email: matthew.kerkaert@rtrschools.org
Term ends: 12/31/2026

Your legislators

Below is a list of state elected officials who represent the Russell-Tyler-Ruthton school district. Not sure who represents you? Visit the State of Minnesota’s legislator finder and enter your address to find out what district you are in.
Senate District 15: Gary Dahms, R – Redwood Falls
• Email: sen.gary.dahms@senate.mn
• Phone: 651-296-8138
• Facebook: sendahms
• Twitter: @sendahms
• Legislative aide: Wendy Haavisto – 651-296-3218
House District 15A: Chris Swedzinski, R – Ghent
• Email: rep.chris.swedzinski@house.mn.gov
• Phone: 651-296-5374
• Facebook: chris.swedzinski
• Twitter: @chrisswedz
• Legislative aide: Caleb Jungling – 651-296-5529
Senate District 21: Bill Weber, R – Luverne
• Email: sen.bill.weber@senate.mn
• Phone: 651-296-5650
• Facebook: SenBillWeber
• Twitter: @senatorweber
• Legislative aide: Lamont Pyykkonen – 651-296-5070
House District 21A: Joe Schomacker, R – Luverne
• Email: rep.joe.schomacker@house.mn.gov
• Phone: 651-296-5505
• Facebook: jrschomacker
• Legislative aide: Jynell Boulka – 651-296-0640

Local union affiliates

RTR Education Association
Phone: (507) 247-5458
President: Neil Witte
Email: neil.witte@rtrschools.org
Field staff: Jim Schmidt
Email: Jim.Schmidt@edmn.org