District 19A Candidate Forum Today 05 Feb 13

The Special Election to fill the Minnesota House District 19A seat left vacant by the resignation of Democrat Terry Morrow is just a week away, and a “Meet The Candidates Forum” is taking place this (TUE) evening in St. Peter. Morrow quit the Legislature to accept a job with a non-profit in Chicago. Three candidates are running for the seat, which covers all of Nicollet County and portions of Blue Earth and Le Sueur. The candidates include the Independence Party’s Tim Gieseke, a 49-year-old farmer and ag consultant from rural New Ulm; Democrat Clark Johnson, a 60-year-old professor at MSU who lives in North Mankato, and Republican Allen Quist, a 68-year-old farmer and former state lawmaker from rural St. Peter. The St. Peter Chamber of Commerce, Greater Mankato Growth and the St. Peter League of Women Voters are co-sponsoring the Candidate Forum on Tuesday. It takes place at the Treaty Site History Center in St. Peter beginning at 7:30pm, and will be broadcast live on 860AM-KNUJ and www.knuj.net.