Political Action

Two PACs. Two Reasons.

Big I Minnesota members are called upon to invest in their future by contributing to two funds, one for Minnesota state and one for federal action. Each serves a specific purpose. When you donate to one or both of our political action committees, you know you’re helping support the very people who are working to ensure your ease of doing business.

Promote. Protect. Perpetuate.

​​​​​​​InsurPac raises and distributes approximately $2.4 million each election cycle, making it one of the largest small business PACs in the country. It is funded by voluntary, personal, LLC and Partnership contributions from independent agents, brokers and agencies throughout the country. It works hand in hand with the Big I advocacy team to promote, protect and perpetuate the independent agency system. Last year was a record setting year for InsurPac, as it raised nearly $1.25 million. A total of 3,660 investors gave between $5 and the maximum of $5,000.


MIIA PAC is the Big I MN’s political action committee, a state registered political fund that awards contributions to candidates for the state legislature. MIIA PAC is separate from InsurPAC which raises money and contributes to candidates for federal office. All MIIA PAC’s funds stay in Minnesota and are directly related to our state association’s political and legislative efforts. This is extremely important because most legislation that affects your business, your clients and your profession occurs at the state level.

The majority of MIIA PAC’s contributions go to fellow Minnesota insurance agents or insurance professionals who are seeking a position in the state legislature. With any funds left over, we support legislators who have worked with the association and its lobbyist to advance the interests of the insurance profession at the state capitol. It is important to recognize our friends and assist them in their election efforts. It is even more important to elect insurance professionals to the state legislature to provide knowledge and expertise related to insurance products and their regulation.

MIIA PAC has no formal ongoing membership or fundraising efforts, so we must rely on the personal support of our association members. All contributions to MIIA PAC must be personal and cannot be written from an incorporated agency account. Please consider supporting you state association PAC today.

Big I Minnesota Polictical Action Committee Team

Robyn Rowen, J.D., our lobbyist and the mastermind behind our advocacy efforts, helps us navigate the political landscape to champion the interests of independent insurance agents. Alongside Robyn, Bill Butler (MIIA PAC) and Roberta Gibbons (InsurPac) serve as main contacts to fuel and fund our political action committees. Political action committees (PACs) play a vital role in the Big I MN’s mission, allowing us to influence legislation that directly impacts the insurance industry and the communities we serve.

Robyn Rowen, J.D.

Robyn Rowen, J.D.

Legislative/Regulatory Counsel & Lobbyist

Grass Roots, Networking, PAC Fundraising, and State & National Lobbyist

Roberta Gibbons, CIC, CISR

Roberta Gibbons, CIC, CISR

InsurPac Coordinator

P: 952.843.4424

Dyste Williams Agency
6465 Wayzata Blvd #700
Minneapolis, MN 55426

Bill Butler, CIC, CISR

Bill Butler, CIC, CISR

MIIA PAC Coordinator

P: 952.953.3838

Butler & Associates Ins. Agency, Inc.
15322 Galaxie Avenue, #214
Apple Valley, MN 55124