IP Interest In House Seat 27 Dec 12

A special election will be taking place in the near future for the residents of Minnesota House District 19A, and the Independence Party of Minnesota plans on being a factor in that race. The election will be to fill the seat of Democrat Terry Morrow of St. Peter, who announced his resignation last week. First District Independence Party Chair Mark Meyer of Lake Crystal says that there are a couple members of his party who have expressed interest in running for the seat. He says that democracy works better with more choices. Morrow is leaving the Legislature in early January to work for the Chicago-based non-profit Uniform Law Commission. Governor Dayton has not yet set the date for the special election, but North Mankato resident Robin Courrier has announced that she will be seeking the DFL endorsement for the seat. She is currently the Lead Teacher of Bridges Community School in Mankato and also serves as President of the Mankato Teachers Association. Former State Representative Allen Quist of St. Peter has expressed an interest in seeking the Republican endorsement for the seat as well. District 19A covers all of Nicollet County as well as small portions of Le Sueur and Blue Earth Counties.