Two more residents of Minnesota House District 19A have announced their candidacies for the seat being vacated by Democrat Terry Morrow. Pork producer advocate and farmer Karl Johnson will reportedly formally announce today (WED) that he will seek the DFL endorsement for the seat. Jeff Thom, the founder and CEO of the food ingredient manufacturer All American Foods in Mankato has announced that he will be seeking the Independence Party’s nomination in the race as well. Morrow is resigning in early January to take a job with the Chicago non-profit Uniform Law Commission. North Mankato educator Robin Courrier has also announced that she will seek the DFL endorsement, and ag consultant Tim Gieseke of rural Nicollet County has announced interest in running as an Independence Party candidate. Former State Representative Allen Quist of St. Peter may run on the Republican side as well. Governor Dayton has not yet set the date for the special election for the seat. He has until January 12th to do so.
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