More Morrow Seat Candidates 04 Jan 13

Another Democrat has announced that he is seeking his party’s endorsement for the Minnesota House seat being vacated by Terry Morrow. Clark Johnson of North Mankato is a longtime DFL activist and faculty member at MSU-Mankato. He says he decided to run for the District 19A seat because of the Legislature’s ongoing issues balancing the state’s budget. Johnson says that roads would also be a priority of his if elected, particularly Highway 14. The other candidates seeking the DFL endorsement include rural North Mankato pork farmer Karl Johnson and Mankato-area educator Robin Courrier. Ag consultant and farmer Tim Gieseke of rural Nicollet County will likely run as an Independence Party candidate as well, and former state lawmaker Allen Quist of St. Peter may run for the seat on the Republican ticket. On Thursday, Le Sueur County Veteran Service Officer Jim Golgart of St. Peter became the first Republican to officially enter the race. Morrow is leaving the legislature to take a job in Chicago.