Josh Moniz reports in the new Ulm Journal that there are 2 new candidates in Dist. 19A:
Two more candidates are poised to enter the race for the vacant Minnesota House 19A seat, which came up for grabs with Rep. Terry Morrow's (DFL-St. Peter) resignation earlier this month.
Pork producers advocate and farmer Karl Johnson will announce his candidacy Wednesday. He will seek the DFL endorsement.
Jeff Thom, 24, founder and CEO of the food ingredient manufacturer All American Foods in Mankato is seeking the Independence Party's endorsement in the race.
Last week, in DFL and Independence Party contenders emerging in Morrow seat special election, Bluestem noted how educator, union leader and mom Robin Courrier threw her hat in the ring for the DFL endorsement, while farmer, author and EcoCommerce entrepreneur Tim Gieseke was seriously considering a run for the IP endorsement.
So far, the only Republican to express interest in running is Allen Quist, who served the area in the Minnesota House back in the 1980s. Since that time in the legislature, Quist has run unsuccessfully for governor and congress.
Read more about the two new faces in the New Ulm Journal.
Image: Map of Minnesota House District 19A.
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