Democrats from Minnesota’s new District 18 hold their endorsement convention this (MON) evening in Winthrop. District 18 covers all of Sibley and most of McLeod County. The DFL candidate for the District 18B House seat is Logan Campa. The Hutchinson native graduated from the University of Wisconsin Superior Campus 2 years ago after studying history and political science, and currently works at the 3M plant in Hutchinson. Campa says it was last year’s state government shutdown that got him interested in running for public office, specifically needing to borrow from public schools in order to keep the state running. The DFL District 18 Endorsing Convention today begins at 7pm at Lyle’s Cafe in Winthrop. Campa’s opponent in the election this November will be Republican Representative Glen n Gruenhagen of Glencoe. The candidates for the Minnesota Senate for District 18 are Republican Scott Newman and Democrat Steven Schiroo.